retirement planning

3 Ways to Do Retirement Planning the Right Way

Retirement planning can sound so ominous, sort of like preparing for death. However, it’s something we all need to look at regardless of the type of retirement we want – whether that be early retirement or a more traditional retirement scenario. The last … [Read More...]

Investing

how to make your money grow

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 … [Read More...]

Infographics

How Does Southwest and RyanAir Do it? Cheap Airfare [Infographic]

A fascinating bit of information from this week's infographic: 35% of intra-Euro flights are now on cheap airlines. In the US we're already fortunate to have a low-cost carrier like Southwest Airlines dominating the skies. To brighten your eyes, and hopefully … [Read More...]

Got skills?

With all this talk about personal finance, let's take a step back and talk about skills for a moment. You may be wondering, what at all do skills have to do with personal finance? The answer frankly is, a lot more than you think. In reality, we should not … [Read More]

You’ve landed your dream interview. What now?

After all the LinkedIn connections, cold emails, and what felt like 1000 job applications, you are about to give up all hope. Suddenly, you receive an email from your top company. The email reads: “Congratulations Julia! After our most competitive … [Read More]

Small Business Loan Do’s and Don’ts

If you thought that navigating a competitive marketplace was challenging, then it can seem like a proverbial picnic compared to trying to get clear answers regarding small business loans. Indeed, whether it’s banks with an excessive amount of small print that … [Read More]

Is Savings the Way to Grow Your Wealth? You Would Be Surprised

Most personal finance blogs will tell you that savings is the most important factor in becoming wealthy, which is true right, if you don’t save; you simply cannot increase your net worth, which is a lose/lose situation. However, is savings the answer to … [Read More]

What is “living within your means”?

A common topic in the personal finance world surrounds living within your means. But is it really important to live within your means? And what are the main benefits and drawbacks in doing so. Rent - the Great Bambino  When I think about living within your … [Read More]