Category Archives: Personal Finance

Energized and Focused

Last weekend The Wife and I went away for the first time without the boy and it allowed me to refocus on some goals and the reason for those goals.  Despite growing up and even going to school on Long Island I had never been to Montauk so when The Wife suggested it I jumpedContinue Reading

How Long Should You Retain Your Financial Records and Receipts?

Businesses and individuals alike should be encouraged to keep good financial records. For businesses, it is a legal requirement to produce financial information when filing tax returns. This includes keeping records of income and outgoings, cash flow and profit. If businesses cannot produce accurate records, problems can arise when declaring tax. Individuals should also keepContinue Reading

Unemployed? Help is at Hand

Unemployment can be a worrying and stressful time. Government figures have shown that unemployment is continuing to rise, as the challenges of the current economic downturn continue to have an impact on people’s lives. If you have been directly impacted by unemployment or redundancy, it’s important not to lose heart. Instead, look at the arrayContinue Reading

Don’t Subsidize My Life–Optimize Your Expenses

I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day and somehow we got to the topic of certain expenses in our life.  When I found out he pays about 50% more than I do for our cable, phone and internet package I was shocked.  More than shocked I came up with a probablyContinue Reading

First Time Buyer Checklist

Evan’s Note: With my home search heating up I figured this post by Katie was very timely. With the cost of homes and interest rates both at an all-time low, many people are tempted to become first-time homeowners. Before you even start looking for your first home, you must first have a clear picture ofContinue Reading

Factors in Considering Where to Live and Work

Are you a recent college graduate?  If so, you will hopefully field several different job offers, many of which are in different parts of the country.  Before you accept a job, consider carefully the cost of living in the area you are thinking of moving to and how it will impact your finances. While aContinue Reading