How Much is the Pope Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much the Pope earns or is worth? The facts may surprise you. Here is a summary of the current Pope’s financial status Earnings and Net Worth Pope Francis technically earns nothing. But all living expenses and travel arrangements are covered. Not to say that he never will. His predecessor does […]

Billionaires Who Increased Their Net Worth During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused economic and social upheaval likes the which many of us have never seen before. A record single day drop for the DOW at the start of the pandemic. Some 46 million Americans out of work and filing for unemployment. Small businesses forced to close or modify their operations. And, global […]

What is Impact Investing?

What is impact investing? Impact Investing is a form of investing that invests in funds or organizations that have the intention of creating or furthering a social or environmental cause in addition to generating a financial return. There is a long history of individual investors and funds avoiding certain companies or asset classes which they […]

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

How many credit cards should you have? There is no one size fits all answer to this question. If you have a lot of debt that you are trying to pay off, or if you struggle to keep a strict budget, then the answer in your case is to have zero credit cards. However, if […]

Random July Thoughts

Some random July thoughts to close out the month. It’s hard to believe that I am staring at August. This summer and this year are flying by. Despite that, I have managed to accomplish a lot so far this year. The Cabin Looking back at the work we have done on our cabin definitely gives […]

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

How do you lower your credit card interest rate? If you find yourself in credit card debt and are trying to pay it off, then lowering the interest rate on your cards can help accelerate the process. With the average APR on credit cards in the U.S. being between 15% and 22% you can see […]

Personal Financial Update, July 2020

It’s time for another personal financial update, July 2020. It’s the middle of July, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. No fireworks, or street fairs, or concerts this year. The virus has definitely changed our world. I’m looking forward to the day that this is all behind us and things are normal again. But, […]

How do you Become an Investment Banker

How do you become an Investment Banker? If you have dreamed of a high paying position, then Investment banking could be for you. The hours are long. Sometimes north of 100 hours a week. Beyond that, you will be on call 24/7 to handle urgent requests. Attention to detail is a must, as is multi-tasking, […]

Personal Reflection 2, June 2020

Today is the last day of June. This personal reflection closes out the month and looks forward to July. Things have slowly been reopening, but we have a long way to go before things will be normal again. Work is busy and even benefiting from the pandemic, so I am thankful to still be employed […]

Credit Card Reward Stacking

Credit card reward stacking is a concept to stack multiple offers to receive the most savings possible on your purchases. Using your credit card to earn things like cash back, airline miles, or hotel credit can be a smart financial strategy. But there is a way to earn even more and maximize the benefits that […]