finance

New Podcast Episode: Don't Let Your Phone Become The Boss of You

Sometimes it’s good to take a bit of a break, but we’re back with a new episode!  Does it sometimes feel like your phone has become the boss of you, with an endless supply of notifications?  Listen in for more on how you can take back your digital life a little bit more!

How To Turn Your Lease Equity Into Cash

Ah the lure of small monthly payments when it comes to car leasing.  Almost all of the time though, leasing benefits the dealer/car makers more than the car buyer though.  Edmunds has three great ways to turn your car equity into cash if you’re able.

Continuing In Your Education - A Good Investment?

We previously wrote about things to consider if you were thinking of changing your career, and the resulting implications. Today, we examine what to consider if you’re thinking of continuing your education, particularly from the financial side.

Motivation Monday: Knocking Out Debt in 2 Years

Not many look forward to Mondays, so usually we can always take whatever sense of positive news and stories we can get.  With so much negative in the world anymore, I’m hoping to start sort of a little Motivation Monday series around here.  Today’s is a great story about someone who was able to knock out $35,000 worth of debt in two years.  Hopefully it can equally inspire you.

Using Life Expectancy To Help Plan Retirement

While talking about life expectancy can be a tough subject, it can also be extremely useful in financial planning for your retirement.  Recent studies into the financial habits of American families reveal that less than one quarter of persons over age 50 have written up a projection of their expected retirement income and expenses.  Inside are some ways you can avoid being that statistic.

How To Save on Paying Off Your Debt With Balance Transfer Cards

How To Save on Paying Off Your Debt With Balance Transfer Cards

If revolving credit card debt knocks on your door on a month to month basis, it might be time to consider a balance transfer card.  Of course, the main focus is to pay it and be done with it, and preferably no new purchases on it.  Read more for how this technique can help you potentially save on interest, as well as get out of debt even more quickly.