Best Savings Accounts for Youth Sports

January 18, 2016

If you’re a parent of a young athlete you know that the costs of playing a competitive sport seem to never end. Saving up money ahead of time to cover the cost of youth sports is important so your kid can keep playing the game they love. I’ve been keeping an eye on the amount of […]

Getting Rewarded for Good Grades

January 11, 2016

Were you ever paid for good grades when you were a kid? I was reminded of my elementary years when I read about the good grades reward program that Discover is offering to students. When I was a kid I didn’t have many ways to earn money so the $5 an A that my parents […]

Why You’ll Never Start an Emergency Fund

January 6, 2016

Emergency funds are like New Year’s resolutions, everyone likes the idea of having them but not enough people actually put in the time and effort to see it through. If starting an emergency fund is something you want to do but have been putting off, I can’t really say I blame you. It’s not easy […]

12 Life Lessons I Learned in 2015

January 5, 2016

Can you think back to a year when you learned quite a few life lessons? I’ve had some years where I learned a little about myself and life and then I’ve had some where I’ve learned quite a deal. I don’t know how your 2015 went but I chalk mine up to having learned a […]

Open Enrollment 101

December 1, 2015

Does open enrollment seem to sneak up on you every year?  Your human resources department sends out an email announcing the enrollment period and before you know it you’re scrambling to make your selections on the last day before the open enrollment deadline. You’re going to be stuck with most of these choices for a […]

Give Skinny a Chance

November 18, 2015

Who doesn’t want to be skinny? On January 1st you or someone in your family is probably going to make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Your goal may to lose a certain number of pounds but what you’re picturing is a “skinny you”, right? Sorry to say but I’d be willing to bet […]

Tips on Paying For Sports Gear with Credit Cards

October 12, 2015

Not long ago I wrote an article about saving money on youth sports and I got a text message a few days later from a friend asking about putting sports purchases on a rewards card. There are a few tips I shared that lend themselves to using a rewards credit card. I’ll talk about them […]

Your FICO Credit Score for free from Discover

September 8, 2015

You’ve probably seen the Discover commercials where a person finds their credit score on their statement and calls in to ask about the new score on their bill. It makes sense that credit card companies would make this available to their customers; I’m surprised that more of them don’t. Now that Discover and a few […]

How to Save Money on Youth Sports Equipment & Fees

July 20, 2015

How can you save money on youth sports? I’ve always loved saving money and the last few years our two young kids have played basketball, baseball, t-ball, and soccer so I guess it makes sense that I’d have a lot to share on the topic of cutting costs for youth sports. My suggestions will be most helpful […]

Why it’s Easy to Wake Up Broke & in Debt

July 7, 2015

If you had to pick between an easy option and a hard one, which would you be more likely to choose? The easy path isn’t always the wisest one. However, the fact that it’s easier can sometimes explain why we get ourselves into a mess in life. People my age place an emphasis on convenience. […]

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