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When to Discuss Personal Finances with a Romantic Partner

This is a guest post from my friend Kostas at FinancialBlogZone. It’s a great look at when to discuss personal finances with your partner. I doubt I’ll ever combine finances with anyone again. But if you are in a relationship, even if you don’t combine finances, some discussion is probably warranted at some point. When… Continue Reading

5 Important Ways Robo-Advisors Differ

5 Important Ways Robo-Advisors Differ

This is a guest post from my good friend Larry Ludwig at Investor Junkie. I’ve known Larry for years — and even worked with him. He’s got some solid insights into differentiating between Robo-advisors. Robo-advisors are a hot topic in the fintech investment world. It seems like a new robo-advisor is popping up every few… Continue Reading

3 Strategies to Make Life Easier at Tax Time

3 Strategies to Make Life Easier at Tax Time

Do you dread tax season? All the paperwork and scrambling can be stressful. Here are three tips that can make life easier at tax time. I have a confession. It’s almost April (like tomorrow) and I haven’t got my tax stuff together. I’ve never waited this long to get going on my taxes, and I… Continue Reading

The Return Of America’s Industrial Cities

The Return Of America’s Industrial Cities

Some cities are making a comeback — or could be on the verge. Consider what you might accomplish if you made the move to living in industrial cities. Economics talks of booms and busts, times when an area thrives and times when its fortunes falter. As many of the jobs in steel and manufacturing have… Continue Reading

Retirement Planning? Where Do You Start?

Retirement Planning? Where Do You Start?

You’ve made it through the nine-to-five grind and retirement is your reward.  But stress about having enough saved for retirement is one of the reasons people are working longer these days. The dot-com bust and the Great Recession did not help the prospects of Baby Boomers, but all is not lost. You can still salvage… Continue Reading

How to Outsource to the Right People

How to Outsource to the Right People

One of the best ways to get the most out of your time is to outsource. Here’s how to outsource to the right person. I’m a huge fan of outsourcing. I outsource different aspects of my business, from using a virtual assistant to schedule social media, to hiring someone else to produce my podcasts. I… Continue Reading