It’s impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a song that is by or features the The Weeknd. The Weeknd (real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye), is a singer from Canada who has dominated the pop charts for the last several years. His songs like ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘Starboy’ have been worldwide hits, […]
Take a look at your monthly expenses; I bet rent is one of the highest items on the list. We all need a place to live, and it doesn’t always come cheap. What do you do if your rent goes up but you love where you live? Are landlords the ones holding all the power? […]
The IRS has announced some exciting news for everyone who’s saving for retirement; in 2018 they’re increasing the contribution limit for 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan. This is a big deal, especially in light of America’s retirement crisis.
So often in the personal finance world we hear these astonishing stories of people climbing out from under a pile of debt, or building a thriving business from scratch. These are stories to be applauded. They also often come with a pivotal moment when the switch flipped and they became a financial ninja. As someone […]
So maybe you heard the news: Equifax, one of the countries largest credit bureau’s, had a data breach and millions of people’s information was compromised. This is a BIG DEAL. Hackers going after companies is a part of life in the digital age, but this hack is particularly dangers for consumers. Here’s what happened and […]
What do you do if you need to earn extra cash but want to maintain your life/work balance? Well, the good news is that there are lots of ways to make a second income that do not take up too much of your spare time. Below we present you with you 9 great ways to […]
It’s no secret that FIRE (financial independence/retire early) is a goal of mine. When it comes to planning it, retirement calculators are a super helpful tool. Usually, retirement calculators focus on the individual’s savings and spending plan- aka their budget. There’s a new retirement calculator on the block, and it wants nothing to do with your […]
Negotiating a higher wage is often touted as one of the ‘easiest’ ways to make more money. On its face, that is the truth. Simply asking for more money is a great way to get more money. But it’s not always that simple- you run the chance of being turned down, or of not getting […]
Annual credit reports are one of those personal finance phrases that get thrown around a lot in casual conversation. You might hear it referenced when talking about credit cards, or buying a home. But what actually compromises a credit report? How does it affect your money? How often should you get a credit report?