Planning the Perfect Staycation

As we discussed last week, summer can be expensive! A staycation is a perfect way to enjoy family time this summer while not breaking the bank. As defined by Wikipedia, a staycation is: A period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance, sleeping in their own beds […]

Is a Target Fund for you? Pros and Cons

Target Funds aka Target Retirement Funds or Target Date Funds are slowly becoming the most popular retirement fund, and soon most 401(k)’s will be full of them. Pensions no longer dominate retirement talk and target funds are the latest hot item to hit the market. If you’re signed up through your employers 401(k) plan then […]

How to Plan a Last Minute Summer Vacation and Not Blow Your Budget

I don’t know about you, but for us summer gets expensive! Between summer vacations, family gatherings, weddings and kid involvements, our budget always seems to go bust in the summer. We’re like caged animals being let out. Cooped inside all winter and finally out socializing again can hurt the pocket-book. If you haven’t yet made any […]

Bad Spending Habits…And How To Fix Them [Infographic]

This week’s Financial Infographic  focuses on what anyone can struggle with: bad spending habits. There are a lot of people with bad spending habits, and it’s not just those that are broke, seem irresponsible, or can’t find a job. Many people are susceptible–and often unaware–of the bad spending habits laid out in this financial infographic. […]

5 Steps: How To Get Cheap Car Insurance [Infographic]

Looking for more ways to save? There’s no better way to be frugal than cutting your monthly expenses. Why get cut by a recurring bill that could be possibly be lower than it is currently? Take a look through this week’s straightforward infographic on How To Get Cheap Car Insurance. 1. Assess Your Needs I […]

How To Make Your Money Grow Part 2: Save Early

A friend of mine recently mentioned that he’s saved over 6 figures in retirement funds. No, he wasn’t born into money. He wasn’t given a handout. He’s not part of the 1%. He’s not a lawyer or a doctor either. What he did is something any of us can do. He started saving early, even […]

How To Make Your Money Grow Part 1: Educate Yourself

The founding principle behind All Things Finance is this: as a financial advisor JW recognized the financial illiteracy that is rampant in this country. Therefore the need for financial education is immediate. Not just for the novice, but even for someone who regards themselves as a seasoned investor. We like to grow—and want to. If […]

Black Friday Madness [Infographic]

Black Friday is a term used by retailers to describe the day that many of them enter the black on their balance sheets (as supposed to the red). Always the Friday after Thanksgiving, this has been the busiest shopping day of the year for at least a decade. Today’s infographic outlines some of the key […]

Don’t Pay Full Price For Anything

No one should pay full price for anything these days. There are so many opportunities to save money on items ranging from real estate to dinner. I’ve used Excel to keep track of my monthly expenses for the last several years and recently, I noticed that I receive some kind of discount on every single […]