Convincing someone that they need to invest their money is hard enough without all the choices that come next. Stocks, bonds, real estate, funds – it can seem like there is an endless amount of options for investing. So how are we supposed to know where to start? First, it is key to establish how… Read More

Are You Financially Healthy? (as reported by Liz Weston on

If someone asked you whether or not you are financially healthy, how would you answer? Most people would respond with some variation of, “What do you mean?” We don’t have a great definition for financial health in this country. And the sad truth is, as a nation, we are not very financially healthy. There are… Read More

Financial Freedom Checklist (as reported by Bob at

Checklists are a handy tool that many people use to help them reach their goals. By breaking down one big goal into a series of smaller goals, you can make the tasks easier and more attainable. The people over at Seed Time have created a great starter checklist for people who wish to achieve financial… Read More

How to Invest (as reported by Kevin Mercadante on

The decision of whether or not to invest your money should be an easy one – you absolutely should do it. But deciding where and how to invest is trickier. For first time investors looking to get started with stocks and bonds, whether to invest in individual companies yourself or put your money into a… Read More

Stop Using Spending Bans (as reported by Brock on

One common piece of personal finance advice seen online is a spending ban. A spending ban is a self-inflicted ban on spending for certain items as a way of saving money for a particular time period. For example, a person might say to themselves that they will not spend money on eating out for 6… Read More