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Couples Finance: Replacing "Mine" with "Ours"

Before my wife and I got married, we were living on opposite sides of the country. Then, after our Vegas nuptials, she moved into my an apartment I already had in California, bringing her various assets to my abode furnished almost exclusively with things I had inherited from past roommates....

4 Tools I'm Loving as a Newbie Investor

Well, it took me nearly halfway into the year but I have finally met my 2019 goal: get started with investing. To be clear, this actually isn't my only investment experience as I've had 401(k)s and IRAs in the past as well as purchased a few individuals company shares with...

Prioritizing a Financially Stable Life

You know that feeling of dread that hangs over you when you know you need to do something? I assume that's exactly how most people feel when they know they're in debt or are in danger of falling into debt. This past week, I was honored to be included in...

Financial Fallibility: Settling For Better, Not Best

Over the past few years, my wife and I have done a lot of things right when it comes to our finances. We've built an emergency fund, maxed out our Roth IRA, and, most recently, started investing in a "real" brokerage account (yes, it's actually in the market now and...

Rewarding Credit Cards: 3 Cards We Use (and 2 We Have Our Eyes On)

Dave Ramsey hates credit cards. I say this as someone who's never actually listened to a full episode of his show, but I've heard his position on plastic again and again from various articles either agreeing or disagreeing with him. Personally, while I understand why someone like him who speaks...

Binji's Card Consolidation Sounds Awesome, But Take a Closer Look 3

Ever since I determined that I was ready to jump back into the credit card game after swearing off them in my 20s, my wife and I have been all about maximizing our rewards. With the relatively modest sum of three main cards to our names, for the most part,...