Monthly Archives: October 2018


Teaching Teens the Basics of Personal Finance

In a perfect world, every school district would require its students to take a course or two on personal finance prior to getting a diploma. While it’s true some schools offer classes on money management and other aspects of financial literacy, the vast majority do not. This leaves it up to parents and other adult role models to ensure adolescents have the knowledge and awareness necessary to successfully navigate the world of personal finance. Here are some tips for those trying to teach teenagers about the fundamentals of personal finance: Make it personal It can be difficult to appreciate the importance of [...]

By |2019-02-23T22:24:53-04:00October 30th, 2018|Personal Finance|0 Comments

How Are Generic Ponzi Schemes Still a Thing?

I absolutely love the curated news that google assistant gives me on my pixel while it may be on every android, but I have only had a pixel for the past 3 or 4 years so I wouldn't know.  It takes items that I have searched for on my phone or when signed into chrome and gives me news stories about the topic from all over the country.  Sure it gets some things wrong (not sure why I had to let the system know why I wasn't interested in 'Kate Moss') but for the most part they hit topics I am actually [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:08:32-04:00October 29th, 2018|Investments|0 Comments

They Grow Up So Fast: 5 Ways You Can Start Saving for Your Child’s College Tuition Today

When you first had your child, you felt more pride and joy than you could imagine. But lurking right underneath these feelings are worries and anxieties for their future. It seems like yesterday your child could barely crawl, and today they’re ready to head off for their first day of school. You realize that college is coming up sooner than you think - and how will you pay? Do you need a life insurance policy? A new savings account? Here are five ways to make furthering their education more certain. Secure their future with a policy. Getting a life insurance policy is [...]

By |2018-11-26T13:50:20-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Reviewing my Life Insurance Contracts

I am not sure why, but it seems that I have a habit of reviewing my life insurance in the fall.  I took a look at my life insurance policies last year around this time, and then way back in 2015 (also around this time of the year). I swear this is simply by coincidence, especially because this year's inspiration came from a very personal and sad place. A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He has 3 children 7, 5 and 3. The 7 year old is in the same grade as my son which is [...]

By |2018-10-29T14:48:39-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Insurance|4 Comments

4 Myths About Online Short Term Personal Loans

If you need some emergency cash, you may be considering an online short-term personal loan. These loans can be a good way to get the money you need for an unexpected bill, or any other situation in which you need some fast cash. However, there are quite a few myths about online short-term personal loans. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of these misconceptions, and give you all the information you need about short term online personal loans. Myths Often Shared About Short Term Personal Loans You Need A Good Credit Score to Get A Short-Term Personal Loan [...]

By |2018-10-29T14:17:56-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Debt|0 Comments