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Avoid An Unhappy Retirement With These Tips
Sep26

Avoid An Unhappy Retirement With These Tips

It’s not easy to change your lifestyle. Retiring alone is a huge change. It’s dramatic enough to stop working, stop the routine, stop the personal connections let alone worry about the financial aspects of retirement. The switch from full time work to full time retirement is difficult even without having to worrying about affording a comfortable retirement for 30-40 years. But there are many Americans having to do just...

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Part Time Jobs With Benefits
Jun06

Part Time Jobs With Benefits

A part time job with benefits is rare but they’re not impossible to find. In this post you’ll find 12 companies that offer part time (and full time) jobs with benefits. There are 28 million Americans working part time jobs. This represents 19 percent of the working population in the US. But being employed in part time work doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy benefits like health care. There are a number of employers that...

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How to Avoid Common Student Loan Scams
May16

How to Avoid Common Student Loan Scams

Student loans. Scams. All of them are words that you hate and when paired together, “student loan scams,” they become a dangerous grouping. Unfortunately, there are companies and individuals who prey on students who are in need of financial relief from their loans. It is frustrating and it can cause you to lose thousands of dollars in the process all while ruining your credit because after all, the money never actually makes it to...

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Life Hack Your Credit Score With These 10 Tips
Mar14

Life Hack Your Credit Score With These 10 Tips

Your credit score is crazy important. It drives a lot of your financial life. It determines what kind of credit cards you can qualify for. It also determines what type of interest you pay on personal loans and car loans. It can even impact where you live because your credit score gets pulled for things like rental applications & mortgage applications. So how do you improve your credit score? Its actually pretty easy to do. Below...

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Finding Help With Food
Feb29

Finding Help With Food

The stats around hunger or child hunger are devastating. There are 46.7 million people living in poverty in America and even more live in a “food insecure household”. This means that about 50 million people don’t know where a future meal is coming from. This puts individuals and families under a tremendous amount of stress. If you feel like you’re in this situation then there’s good news. There are a...

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The 3 Big Benefits Of An Emergency Fund
Feb15

The 3 Big Benefits Of An Emergency Fund

Emergency fund are amazing when you have them. From personal experience there are a number of benefits you get from having an emergency fund but there are three main benefits in my opinion. Emergency funds are simple, they offer a cash buffer that helps you absorb unexpected expenses. Its basic buts its a very valuable personal finance tool. Building an emergency fund can be difficult but you can find some tips here to help you create...

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A Personal Loan Is OK When…
Feb08

A Personal Loan Is OK When…

There are a few instances when I’d say that a personal loan is the solution to someones money problem. There are a few situations when someone needs money and a personal loan just might be the right answer. Let me first say that these situations are few and far between and that taking out more loans is rarely the answer. But in some cases it might be the smart thing to do. If you think you may need a personal loan after reading...

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Great Financial Goals For The New Year
Jan18

Great Financial Goals For The New Year

It’s the start of a new year and usually there is a lot of focus on new years resolutions. Typically I find this fades off in the first week or two. Personally I hate telling people my goals so I always give people some generic bull shit about ‘getting more exercise’ or ‘eating better’. After the first week all the hype has died down and I start focusing on my real goal for the new year without all the...

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