Category Archives: Finance

Back to Financial Basics: 5 Money Moves for a Solid Future

Back to Financial Basics: 5 Money Moves for a Solid Future

Financial Literacy Month is a great time to reflect on your situation. No matter where you’re at with your money, reviewing the financial basics can help you stay on track.  This blog post was written as part of a sponsored program for State Farm®. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced… Continue Reading

What I Learned About Money By Doing My Own Taxes

What I Learned About Money By Doing My Own Taxes

This post is part of the TaxAct #DIYtaxes blog tour which empowers you to take ownership of your finances by doing your own taxes. TaxAct provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file your taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxAct.com. You got this.  There was a time I did my own… Continue Reading

How to Manage Your Money After Losing a Spouse

How to Manage Your Money After Losing a Spouse

I invited Russ Thornton to provide a helpful look at how to manage your money after losing a spouse. This is a little different from my own loss through divorce, and I like Russ’s perspective. In one of my recent weekly email newsletters I discussed what a widow should do with life insurance proceeds after… Continue Reading

Save Money on Spring Break

Save Money on Spring Break

Spring break travel can get expensive if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to save money on your trip. Every year about this time college students and families all over the country get ready to go on spring break. Spring break is usually a time for fun and even travel. I have fond memories of my… Continue Reading

Are You Prepared to Pay Taxes This Year?

Are You Prepared to Pay Taxes This Year?

Are you ready to pay taxes this year? Here’s how I’m dealing with taxes. It’s been a crazy year for me, and my tax situation looks like a lot of fun. Not. The whole divorce thing means that the way income from my business is assigned changes, adding quite a bit in terms of self-employed… Continue Reading

How Much Do You Know About Your Potential Partner’s Finances?

How Much Do You Know About Your Potential Partner’s Finances?

The money talk is an important part of any serious, long-term relationship. How much do you know about your partner’s finances? As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us think about where we are at with our relationships. Married and long-term committed couples evaluate their long-term commitment and (hopefully) reaffirm their love. New couples try to… Continue Reading

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