Category Archives: Personal Finance

Easy Way to Save Money – Check your Utility and Cable Bills

Easy Way to Save Money – Check your Utility and Cable Bills

I apologize for the short post, but I wanted to point out a stupid lesson I learned last week.  After the 150th commercial bragging about $99 for phone, internet and tv service, I lost it.  I called up my cable company asking, “why the hell was I paying $150 with no phone service!?” The very nice

Sallie Mae Creates New Student Loan Product to Replace Current Private Loan

Sallie Mae Creates New Student Loan Product to Replace Current Private Loan

What is Sallie Mae? According to their website, Sallie Mae®, the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents. In addition, Sallie

Accountability Leads to Success

Accountability Leads to Success

Thursday was our quarterly meeting for work, where sales accomplishments and goals were discussed.  One theme that echoed today was, you guessed it, Accountability Leads to Success.  That sentiment is short and sweet…4 simple words whose truth have been proven over time. First, we should define Accountability.  Merriam Webster defines accountability as, the quality or state of

Teach Your Children Well – Financial Education Starts at Home

Financial struggles and poor money decisions are the kind of thing you might not even wish upon your worst enemy. If you’ve been through the money wringer yourself, you don’t want anyone else to experience similar suffering. That’s even more true when applied to your offspring. As a parent, you want your kids to enter

A less than Expected Bonus – What should you do?

A less than Expected Bonus – What should you do?

I wasn’t going to write about this subject but why the heck not! As indicated in the left side bar, I work for a Fee Based Financial Planning firm, that being said we have clients that we don’t charge fees because of the compensation coming in somewhere else (i.e. money under management, premiums, sale of different

What to do with a Semi-Used Gift Card

What to do with a Semi-Used Gift Card

For special occasions my mom is likely to give me a Gift Card with a major corporation behind it (Visa, Amex, etc.).  It is likely she does it because I am a PAIN to shop for (just ask THE WIFE) – I don’t have any REAL hobbies, I hate spending money, and I hate others