From The Blog

My Biggest Regret in Life

Why didn’t I have the courage? I saw how much he struggled and yet I could never muster enough strength to speak out. Would it have helped? Could my voice of reason really have changed a thing? Unfortunately, I’ll never know. I’ve shared before  about my father’s struggles with debt.  I vocally shared how it […]

Read More 7 comments

How Setting Consistent Goals Increased My Revenue By 100%

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” -Brian Tracy Three years ago, I enrolled in my first coaching program called The Strategic Coach, a program dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve exponential growth. I seldom use the expression “game changer,” but this […]

Read More 25 comments

Personal Capital Review – Managing All Your Investments in One Place

One thing that I have craved for investors is a tool that allows you to sync all your investment accounts in one place that also gives you more investment related analysis. Mint does a fantastic job of giving you numbers, but falls short on giving you a greater insight into your overall portfolio. For my […]

Read More 10 comments

The Newlywed’s Guide to Budgeting

Do you ever feel like you can only learn things the hard way? That you were told what to expect in certain areas of life but couldn’t fully understand until experiencing it firsthand? I know I do. My most recent first hand lesson was just a few months ago – planning my wedding. I’ve heard […]

Read More 6 comments

12 Things That You Didn’t Know (But Now Know) About Jeff Rose

As this post goes live, I’m beginning my journey to the most anticipated event of the year. You might be thinking that I’m talking about Christmas or we are going to the Super Bowl. No, this is MUCH more exciting. It is FinCon, otherwise known as the Financial Blogger Conference. Yes, I’m a financial geek! […]

Read More 6 comments

Dollars and Cents: Should I Invest Into a TSP (Thrift Savings Plan) or a Roth IRA?

Being a Veteran, you are aware of many of the TSP options that exist for us current service members. I am currently enrolled in the Roth TSP and contributing consistently. While the TSP is great and easy to use, it doesn’t offer much in the way of detail. My question to you is – would […]

Read More 2 comments

10 Tips for Saving Money on Business Networking

This is a guest post by John Corcoran of  Like many new entrepreneurs, I made a lot of dumb mistakes right after I started my business. I worked too long hours. I neglected my family. I spent too much time on stuff that didn’t matter. Most significantly, I knew the importance of spending time nurturing […]

Read More 8 comments

Don’t Get Sucker Punched By Your Own Debt Denial

“Oh, we don’t have that much debt. Our house is paid off. We don’t have that many consumer loans.” These famous last words were uttered by a couple who had come to me for help with retirement planning. They were about 10 years out from retirement, and although their savings weren’t as robust as they […]

Read More 5 comments

How to Outsmart Consumer Culture

It’s everywhere. In advertisements, on TV, at the supermarket. All over town, shiny new products are sitting on shelves, calling out your name, inundating you with a desire to buy. What do we call this? In a word (or two): “consumer culture.” Not only does buying something tickle the fancy of our desires, it tickles […]

Read More 7 comments

The Top 16 Careers for the Future

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones that knows what they want to do when they grow up at birth, then finding the perfect career path is never an easy decision. Always keep in mind that finding your dream job often comes after having a variety of experiences in different industries before settling into that […]

Read More 6 comments

The How To Guide for Becoming a Financial Planner

This is a guest post by Dave Grant of Finance For Teachers.   Being a financial planner I get asked all the time how others can get started in our business.  I’ve shared on the blog before how I got started, how I became a CFP®, and what it takes to become a successful financial […]

Read More 8 comments

How to Raise Your Credit Score Over 110 Points in Less Than 5 Months

This story is featured in my new book, Soldier of Finance, now available at all major book retailers A previous intern of mine, Kevin, was oblivious to what his credit score was. His parents had always told him to not open a credit card in fear that he would get in massive credit card debt […]

Read More 4 comments