What the Europeans Taught Me About Being Frugal

I lived in France for 9 months and the United Kingdom for 1 year during college. I also was in a relationship with a man from England for 10 years. Spending all of that time around Europeans taught me a life lesson that I still carry with me to this day and that’s to a…

4 Ways to Save Big on Healthcare

Having to come up with money to pay for healthcare is largely an American problem. In 2017, the average American spent $10,224 on healthcare compared to an average of $5,280 for the citizens of other “first world” nations such as Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. Sadly, this figure will only continue to rise. Being…

Better Than a Budget: Why You Need a Lifestyle Plan

Budgets are boring–and feel restrictive. It’s no wonder that the average American rebels with a “forget that” and overspends anyway. It’s like going on a diet: They never work in the long run because they make us feel like we’re missing out on a lot of the good stuff. I would like to propose a…

Get the Right Team to Achieve Your Dreams

As the old saying goes, there’s no I in team. No matter what goal you may want to reach or dream you want to fulfill, you need to have the right team in place. And team members aren’t just the people you work with. A team member is anyone who helps you manage your life….

3 Ways to Celebrate For Less

Holidays give us a break from the daily grind and allow us to have some fun with friends and family. It can bring us joy and excitement as we anticipate the big day. But that joy and excitement can turn into horror and anxiety when we open up our credit card statement the following month!…

The Desire to Retire: Why the FIRE Movement Needs to Cool Off

Are you looking forward to retiring? If so, then I know you don’t like your job. Only people who hate their jobs dream of retirement. If you’re, say, forty and you can’t wait for the day you can retire then that’s most likely a really long wait—which is sad. Why wait 25 years or so…

5 Tips to Protect Your Number One Asset: Your Health

What if you couldn’t work? As an employee, you may get sick days and even be covered should you ever become disabled. But long term disability coverage only pays for up to 60% of your income. And being sick frequently can cost you in the long run as your employer may see you as less…

Divorce and Dollars: How Overspending Can Destroy a Marriage

According to a study done by SunTrust Bank, finances are the leading cause of stress in relationships—and, no doubt, a major factor in divorce. Many of these marriages could be saved if only both people in the relationship could work together to manage their money. But the sad truth is that many couples fall prey…

Have Heart and Your Business Will Grow

There’s a lot of talk on the internet about businesses being transparent—being upfront about their fees,policies, goals, history and any other pertinent information. What I often see on a business’s website and other media are these facts and figures but the language and images are as sterile as a morgue. The information is trite, stale…

5 Steps to a More Exciting and Lucrative Career

Too many people spend their lives in jobs that aren’t rewarding financially or emotionally—and I’m guessing if you’re reading this article, this applies to you in some way. Maybe you entered into your career for the money only to discover that you’re not making as much as you thought you would. Maybe your job has…