Category Archives: Finance

20 Money Books in 20 Days

20 Money Books in 20 Days

Enter this contest to win money books from top personal finance bloggers. Not too long ago, my online buddy Jeremy from Modest Money had a cool idea. Since so many personal finance bloggers also have books out (including yours truly), wouldn’t it be cool to give away ebook versions? Jeremy rounded up 10 of us,Continue Reading

Educating Your Family about Life Insurance

Educating Your Family about Life Insurance

When planning your family’s finances, do you take into account life insurance? It’s easy to overlook life insurance as an essential aspect of financial planning. However, it’s important to consider the impact that your death might have on your family’s financial situation. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t see life insurance as essential to overall financial planning.Continue Reading

The Credit vs Debit Debate

The Credit vs Debit Debate

It’s a question you probably get asked at least once a day—“credit or debit?” If you’re like most people, you carry both types of plastic in your wallet. However, what you might not know is that both forms of payment come with a certain set of pros and cons. To help you decide what makes the most financialContinue Reading

How to Keep Impulse Buys in Check

How to Keep Impulse Buys in Check

Impulse buys are the bane of American budgets, with the average person spending $1,350 per year on unplanned purchases. I’m no stranger to the pull of a spontaneous purchase, having made a few questionable impulse buys in recent years. To avoid being further ensnared by my own bad habits, I’ve explored the triggers and typesContinue Reading