4 Money-Saving Hacks to Ring in the New Year!

As we roll into the New Year, it is time to get started with some great money-saving hacks to help you retire rich. While smart investing is part of the journey to early retirement, saving money daily will light a fire beneath the power of compounding within your investment portfolio. Put together, these savings tips […]

Simple Guide: 457 vs Roth IRA Explained for Non-Finance Types

Maybe you’re a firefighter hearing about a 457(b). Maybe you’ve heard words like Roth, 457, IRA, and 401k thrown around and don’t know what they mean. And maybe—you just want to get your retirement set-up and then forget about it. Well you’re in the right place. Let’s just clear it all up and make it […]

Make Life 2% Cheaper with Cash Back Credit Cards!

Credit cards can get a bad wrap, but when using the right card and paying your account down to zero on a monthly basis, cash back credit cards can be a powerful way to help knock 2% off your annual expenses! Smart savers would be wise to use cash back credit cards and get a […]

GetUpside Review: Easy Free Money, or Waste of Time Scam?

You might’ve heard about the GetUpside app on the radio. Maybe you’re wondering it’s worth the time. Contributor Andy Shuler took a try with the app to give us his very own unbiased GetUpside review. Will it save the average person money? Get reading and find out. The average American drove 13,474 miles in a […]

Are You Tax Efficient Investing? If Not, You’re Losing Tons of Money!

One thing that I often see among newer investors is that they’re extremely inefficient in their investing process. They’ll have absolutely zero tax strategy and it costs them a ton of money in the end. If this is you, don’t worry – you’re going to leave this post with some great tax efficient investing strategies […]

Avoid a 20% Down Payment AND PMI with a Piggyback Loan!

Trying to scrape up the money needed to put money down on a house can be so incredibly hard, especially if you haven’t been planning for it that long or that it’s your first home.  One option that many people don’t consider, or at least don’t use, is a piggyback loan. I talked a little […]

5 Disadvantages of Credit Cards to Be Aware Of Prior to Opening One!

“Wait – Andy, are you telling me that there actually are disadvantages of credit cards?” Yes, I certainly am. I know that sounds facetious, and it mainly is, but everyone always talks about the advantages of credit cards, and that includes myself. I mean, there’s the obvious ways that you can make money with credit […]