If you’re ready to work with a pro, here’s some criteria to keep in mind

NOTE: This post is intentionally not titled something like “THE top five things….” because while I believe these are good principles to follow when shopping for an FA, I’m not an investing professional, and I don’t know your individual situations, so I won’t pretend to claim that this list is…


The yin and yang of emotional spending

We all do it.

Bad money decisions, like most other bad decisions, are most often made because of human emotion. While sometimes bad information or another person’s activity can cause us to be misled and make poor decisions, there’s no question that allowing our emotions to rule our wallets is much more often the…


When I first joined the military, in 2008, I chose to set up my TSP account as quickly as I could. Like many folks, I looked at the various funds available to me (without really understanding what any of them were) and chose the Lifecycle Fund that most closely mirrored…


I think we can all agree that 2020 was really hard.

Without rehashing everything that went down in 2020, if you’re like me, you breathed a small sigh of relief at midnight on Dec 31st.

Sure, it was largely symbolic, because the things that made 2020 so hard are by no means over. The world didn’t magically fix itself at 12:01am…


Winter is coming, bringing the potential for increased financial hardship. Here’s how to prepare.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: If you’ve been reading my work for a while, you know I typically write about financial freedom through investing and understanding how money works so you can unlock your own earning potential. I hope one day to return to writing those types of pieces. For now though, as…


Finally all in one place!

With the variety of places (The Startup, Making of A Millionaire, The Ascent, to name a few) that I’ve published stories about personal finance and investing over the past year, I thought it might be helpful for my readers if they were all linked in one place, so you don’t…


It’s not about what you make, it’s about what you keep.

Author’s Note: According to this handy chart, the average annual income for a 34-year-old male in the United States is $63,419. And this site lists the annual income for someone with a Master’s Degree as $78,000.

My average annual income, since joining the military twelve years ago, has worked out…


How to capitalize on this multi-trillion dollar shift in the global economy

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”— Chinese proverb

A seismic shift has taken place in the world of business and finance.

No, I’m not talking about Bitcoin, nor am I referring to the ongoing ups and downs of a…


Here’s three things you need to do today to protect your financial future.

Author’s Disclaimer: I am not a professional financial adviser, and this article is not intended as professional investing advice. Any and all recommendations herein are exclusively from my own personal study and experience.

A couple of months ago, I wrote this article, about how trying to time the market to…

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