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  • How to Save Your First $1,000

    How to Save Your First $1,000

    Sometimes that hardest thing about saving money is just starting. It can be challenging to find and stick to strategies that help you pursue your financial goals. Here are 4 tips to help you finally hit that goal.

    Create a Budget

    If you have never created a detailed budget,…
  • What Netflix's "Ozark" Can Teach You About Money Management

    What Netflix's "Ozark" Can Teach You About Money Management

    Warning: spoilers ahead! 
    The latest Netflix craze "Ozark" has taken the Internet by storm. The show follows a Chicago financial adviser, played by Jason Bateman, who gets into some trouble with a, let's say, shady client and must uproot his whole life to move to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
  • What About Live Sports? What to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

    What About Live Sports? What to Consider Before Cutting the Cord

    Cutting the cord. Chances are, more than one of your friends or family members has mentioned getting rid of cable entirely in the past year or so. And with plenty of apps to help you stream nearly any televsion show or movie, it's a tempting way to save hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars in…
  • Thinking of switching car insurance? Consider your options first.

    Thinking of switching car insurance? Consider your options first.

    Do you feel that twinge of irritation every six months when your car insurance payments become due? A slight pang of annoyance that you're a good driver and your premium keeps increasing? I recently embarked on the journey to switch my car insurance after nearly a decade of being a customer. My premium had been increasing…
  • Read This Before Going Carless

    Read This Before Going Carless

    Going carless might seem impossible. In fact, you might even think it sounds pointless if your car is paid off. But with insurance, gas, property taxes, oil changes and other routine maintenance, the cost of owning a car is more than you think. 
    What's more? CNBC reports that poorly maintained roads cost drivers more than $500 per…
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