Category Archives: Personal Finance

Unusual Ways to Save Money

Looking for ways to save money is a popular pastime for many of us, but for some people it becomes something of an obsession. Luckily for us, this has led to some interesting and unusual ways of saving money, which we can either use as inspiration for our own money-saving endeavors or for… well, something

Travel Medical Insurance and Other Travel Tips

Even though dreaming about and planning for your upcoming vacation can be half the fun, many travelers find themselves worrying about things that might go wrong during their trip, especially when traveling abroad. No matter how well you research and plan your travels, sometimes the unexpected happens and things come up. Keeping a few tips

Don’t Assume Your Time is Worth a Monetary Amount

This past Saturday I found out that my local BJs had gas which was about 30 cents cheaper then most local competitors and since The Wife and I both had our gas lights (literally) on I figured I would fill us both up.  The Wife hates getting gas so I figured I would do it

Is Paying Car Insurance in Full Really Worth the Savings?

With finances pinching tighter seemingly every day, we have to look to creative ways to save money, both today and in the future. From finding the best rates for loans and savings accounts to choosing less expensive alternatives at the grocery store, every little bit of savings can add up.  When closely researched, some great

Is It Possible People Are This Clueless About Their Cash Flow?

As part of my daily responsibilities financial planners will come to me to discuss a particular case; sometimes these cases are mind boggling estate planning cases ($20million, $30million, $50million+) and sometimes they are just your run of the mill new family starting out. When the case has to do with estate planning the planner and

When is a Home Purchase Considered a Smart Investment?

When is a Home Purchase Considered a Smart Investment?

Anyone that owns a house knows that they can often be money pits. Some people consider a home as an expense, rather than an investment. I think that either case can be true, but it depends greatly on HOW you purchase the home. When people are searching for a home to live in, they often