Tax Write-Offs for Your Wedding

Wedding Rings

Weddings are expensive, so it is too bad that they aren’t tax deductible. But wait – though tax write-offs may not be top-of-mind when you are planning your wedding, with careful planning there are some ways you can garner a tax deduction or two. Here are some ideas: The church. If you are paying a […]

What Happens To Your Online Estate After Your Die?

Online Assets

We all know how important it is to create a will that clearly states how you want your estate managed and distributed after you die, but does your will include your online assets? What Are Online Assets?   Before the internet was born, our assets were paper bills, record collections, and vehicles that could be […]

Five Preventable (and Expensive) Mistakes Almost Every New Investor Makes


When you first start investing, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily rollercoaster of the stock market or to give into your urge to “beat” the market by trading stocks on your own. However, study after study shows that the majority of investors would be best served by investing their money into plain […]

Five Mental Money Jedi Tricks to Build Up Your Rainy Day Fund

Rainy Day Savings

Most financial advisors suggest that a good rainy day fund or emergency savings fund contain three to six months of average living expenses. If you have a monthly mortgage payment, car payment, and some kiddos running around the house, that can really add up! How in the world are you going to save up that […]

Six Savvy Tips to Spend Less and Save Smart


Who doesn’t want to increase their savings so they can afford a great vacation each year or retire in style at age 55? Here’s a tip: Savings are directly tied to spending. The less you spend, the more you can save. If your spending is out of control, here are six more savvy tips to […]

Why The Best Investors Are History Buffs


Oh, how easy it is to get distracted by the day-to-day fluctuations in the market. Many investors have a herd mentality. Poor jobs report? Suddenly gold prices spike. A major CEO has the flu? Their company’s stock falls ill as well. The best investors, however, step back from the herd and take a long view […]