Should you max out retirement accounts?

Retirement! Why did I start saving in my 20s for something that won’t happen for so long? While its frustrating for me it does give me the peace of mind that I am actually saving. However, I don’t do it quite as conventionally as some. In this post I’ll dive deep into the question: “should you max out your retirement accounts?” Conventional …

7 Types of Personal Budgets

I’ve been an avid personal finance reader for some time. Whether it be books, blogs or magazines I feel like I’ve read it all. When I started my first budget in 2011 I kind of did my own thing. Since then I’ve learned all about the different types of personal budgets. Lately I’ve touched on quite a few budgeting topics. Whether it …

Where to put my emergency fund?

Where should I put my emergency fund? Yes, the age old question. If you are anything like me that emergency fund represents so much. Its a source of income if I were to lose my job. Its confidence knowing that I can cover a new set of tires or brakes for my car. Its even heat in the winter knowing I can …

How to invest your first $500

Investing is such an important topic in the personal finance community. There are some amazing individuals out there with a breadth of knowledge on the topic. Keep reading if you want to learn how to invest your first $500. If you are just starting on your personal finance journey you may start to look for some of these people to glean some …

Want a 1% life? Put in 1% work.

I’m sure we all have something we aspire to. Maybe you want to sit on a beach and drink margaritas, be the CEO of a successful company or somewhere in between. To get there its going to take 1% work. I have my own vision for my life. Its something I can see it so clearly I can feel it . We …

Celebrating 1 year as a blogger

I’ve done it. I did something I was determined to do and its finally here. Today marks the day I can say I’ve spent 1 year as a blogger. I’ve put up a blog post every week for an entire 12 months. To some this may seem like a small accomplishment. However, its a big milestone for me. Prior to starting my …