financial resource list

List of Helpful Financial Resources

I thought it might be helpful to share my financial resource list. This is not a list of ideals but a list of actual financial websites, services, and publications that I use and have found value in. Hopefully you too can take advantage of some of these in … [Read More...]

Investing

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 … [Read More...]

Infographics

How to Successfully Switch Careers [Infographic]

After Highschool I jumped right into marketing. It wasn't because I wanted to, I just happened to have a friend whose Dad owned a company and he offered me a job in Tokyo. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and had numerous interests so taking some … [Read More...]

alternative heat sources

Staying Warm in the Winter With Alternative Heat Sources

Winter is in the air here in the Northeast, and it’s time to start thinking about heating the home for the upcoming season. There are many options to keep warm in winter. Obviously, there might be limits where you live and the type of primary furnace you have, … [Read More]

30k millionaire problems

The Problems That Come With Being a 30K Millionaire

I’ve recently been introduced to the concept of the 30K millionaire. Apparently, the concept has been around for several years, but I first heard of it about a month ago.  So, what exactly is a 30K millionaire?  I decided to do some research and share what I … [Read More]

buying a second home

Buying a Second Home Part II

Good news since my first article on buying the cabin. Everything is a go. The appraisal came back favorable on my primary residence, and there will be plenty of cash at closing to buy the cabin outright. The official closing is later this week, but I wanted to … [Read More]

financial advice

Getting the Best Financial Advice – Who Influences You?

We all have influences and we all want to make sure we get the best financial advice. Other people often shape who we become, what we believe, and how we act. So, who influences me from a financial standpoint? I have had several influences. I’ll share a few of … [Read More]

buying a second home

Buying a Second Home? Make Sure You Are Prepared

So, I’m in the middle of buying a second home. This will be a vacation home — basically, a place for a weekend getaway. It’s a nice little 2-bedroom cottage that was recently remodeled, located in the mountains of PA, approximately two hours away from home. We … [Read More]

building wealth

Building Wealth Is Easier Than You Think

Building wealth isn't exactly easy, but it definitely doesn't have to be hard either. It’s more about discipline and routine than intelligence. Intelligence and knowledge help once you get to the more advanced stages, but when you're starting out, all you … [Read More]