Category Archives: Personal Finance

What Does 1% Look Like for Investing? Inflation? Debt?

People often think that 1% is not a lot when it comes to spending, investing, inflation, debt, income and home purchases, but it is through the wonder of compounding interest that 1% becomes a lot comparatively. What Does a 1% Increase in your Investment Return Look Like Each Year? One Percent may not seem like

Newlywed’s Beginning Guide to Finances

Post by Amanda Getting married often means learning how to blend two lives together into one household. While it may be romantic during the ceremony, actually merging two lives can be a lot of work. Everyone tends to have their own ideas about how to manage their social, home and financial lives. It took Evan

Increasing My Annual Income 10%

Do you know how much your annual income increases each year? Does it even matter?  For me, knowing that bit of information is a pivotal aspect of my financial success.  Knowing how much you made one year compared to the previous can help you quickly gauge if you’re properly handling your money.  If you earned

$1000 Challenge and August Goals

Anyone interested in a little $1000 challenge?  Because after my bumpy spending habits last month I need a challenge to get me serious about saving again and I don’t want to do it alone.  I’ll say more about the challenge in a minute but first I’ll confess why I need this challenge.  I put nothing

Em’s Journey to Millions: Hello World & 2012 Goals

One day before my 26th birthday, Evan approached me with a chance to be a cowriter on this blog. Could I share the progress I make on my personal and financial goals, and give insight on my strategies for achieving these goals? I was immediately ecstatic at the thought of having a place that holds