Saving & Investing

Adjusting Your View Of Money

The Undebatable Best Way to Invest Your Money

The personal finance community talks a lot about investing. We collectively cover the fundamentals, risks, benefits, and logistics. All of this is generally focused on investing money in the stock and bond markets. But is investing in the market the absolute best way to secure your financial

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Your behavior matters WAY more than the historical performances of stocks. Focus on increasing your savings rates and investing for the long-term and you'll be find way more financial success!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Historical Returns Don’t Predict the Future, But Your Behavior Does

Personal finance is said to be disproportionately more about behavior and significantly less about actually having the necessary knowledge.  It explains why so many people don’t even have $400 to cover a small emergency and also why the majority of investors lag the stock market returns each

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Creating a Financial Plan

Are Robo-Advisor Fees Worth The Cost?

Today we have a guest post (the very first here!). Brad Kingsley is a personal finance blogger and certified financial coach. He helps people create a plan for their finances to achieve big goals, like getting out of debt, paying for college and providing for a comfortable retirement.

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LOVE this financial version of couch to 5K. The gist of it: start saving small, cut expenses, make a little more income and put it in a separate savings account. Totally doable!
Saving & Investing

(Coins in the) Couch to $5K

Recently, my sister posted on Facebook about starting a Couch to 5K program. I commented that I had recently been on the opposite 5K to Couch program and had a lot of success with that, but should probably switch back to the Couch to 5K program now. Truly,

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YOU have the power to reduce fear and stress by creating a complete plan to cover emergencies and financial crises. This is an AMAZING resource for setting up an emergency fund, reserve, insurance policies and more to truly have you covered financially.
Budgeting

How Money Can Eliminate Fear & Stress In Your Life

Sometimes, I can’t help but think about how much hurt and pain there is in the world. In every country, there are those that are homeless, hungry, abused, neglected and truly unable to change their circumstances. Yet, there are so many, many others that have fear and

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Awesome free class about saving for college including a free spreadsheet calculator to determine how much tuition will be in the future and how much to contribute. Going to make this happen!
College Saving

ST302: College Saving Essentials

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by HERE for a complete list of classes currently available and HERE for more information about the

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I didn't realize how many benefits there are to starting an HSA account (I can invest it for retirement even!)! I've had FSA accounts in the past, but not that I have a high-deductible plan this is FAR better.
Creating a Financial Plan

ST301: Saving for Medical Expenses (HSA and FSA Accounts)

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by HERE for a complete list of classes currently available and HERE for more information about the

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Answering the questions of risk tolerance and portfolio allocation so you can FINALLY begin to invest. I need to just START!!!
Creating a Financial Plan

SA304: Investing Basics: Risk Assessment & Allocation

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by HERE for a complete list of classes currently available and HERE for more information about the

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I’m Kathryn Hanna-wife, mother of 3 and a Certified Public Accountant. I love to budget (really, I do!) , build spreadsheets and spend money on travel, sewing supplies and good chocolate.

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