buy one get one free

What You Should Know About Buy One Get One Free

We’ve all seen “Buy One, Get One Free” advertisements. It’s the single simple word “free” that allures us as consumers to buy a certain item or shop at a particular store. Be clear that these sales tactics are not due to the charitable nature of corporations … [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

Financially Competent Infographic

Infographic Of The Day – Who Is “Financially Competent?”

Infographics are a fantastic way to learn for those that prefer a visual representation of subject matter.  Once a week, I will feature an infographic that details a basic financial concept with stunning clarity.  As a blog dedicated to financial education and … [Read More...]

who is jason bond

Who is Jason Bond? A Quick Review

I’ve seen ads lately for a gentleman named Jason Bond. He's selling an investment strategy promising to make you tons of money via stock trading. You know what they say about something sounding too good to be true. I decided to research to find out about this … [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]