How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Spending

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Spending

Holiday spending has a tendency to get out of control. Here’s how to make the most of every dollar you spend this season. ‘Tis the season for big spending. Even though I’m not into a lot of holiday spending, I still end up with more expenses than expected. This year, my holiday spending takes on… Continue Reading

Investing for Short-Term Goals: My Travel Fund

Investing for Short-Term Goals: My Travel Fund

It’s not often that we think of investing for short-term goals. Too often, that money sits in a cash account, earning meager interest. A few months ago, I was in a position to make a fresh start with my life. As part of my overhaul, I also changed things up with my finances and created… Continue Reading

Why I Choose to Stop Making Six Figures a Year

Why I Choose to Stop Making Six Figures a Year

Do you always need to make more money? I’m making six figures a year, but that is likely to change. For several years now, I’ve been blessed to have a great career as a freelancer. I’ve built my reputation up over time, and, for the most part, I set my own rates and choose my… Continue Reading

How Business Owners Can Make a Positive Difference

How Business Owners Can Make a Positive Difference

Looking for a way to be a force for good? Here are some ideas for business owners who want to do more than just be successful with money. One of the things I’ve thought about lately is how I can make a positive difference in my community — and maybe the world. Successful business owners… Continue Reading

How I Invest My Money – An Overview From A Finance Professional

How I Invest My Money – An Overview From A Finance Professional

This is a guest post from my friend Gary, from BestDiscountBrokerages. Everyone has their own investment philosophy and strategy, and just because one earns you a greater return doesn’t necessarily make it right for someone else. This is because each investor has a different financial goal, tax situation, timeline, and risk tolerance. However, it never… Continue Reading

Use Shopping Reminder Day as an Excuse for a Credit Review

Use Shopping Reminder Day as an Excuse for a Credit Review

As we move into the holiday shopping season, it’s a great time to perform a credit review. One of my big pet peeves is crowding Thanksgiving with consumerism. This year, Shopping Reminder Day (November 26) falls on Thanksgiving. So, while I don’t think you should actually prepare for holiday shopping on a day that should… Continue Reading

5 Alternative Investments for Higher Potential Returns

5 Alternative Investments for Higher Potential Returns

Looking for sexier returns? These alternative investments might help. But beware: higher potential returns can also mean greater risks. I regularly receive emails from readers looking to boost their returns. Because I’m a Very Boring Investor, it never ceases to amaze me that readers think I have thoughts about increasing investment returns. I’m a confirmed… Continue Reading

Money Book Review: Choose Your Retirement

Money Book Review: Choose Your Retirement

My friend Emily Guy Birken wrote a great book called Choose Your retirement. Here’s my review. When we think of retirement, we often think of a set of rules of thumb to follow. Thoughts of million-dollar nest eggs rules and ideas revolving around when to shift assets from stocks to bonds are uppermost. While rules… Continue Reading

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