Money Milestones

Money Milestones

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As Your Savings Grows, What Should You Do With Your Extra Cash?

In your life, there are many "money milestones" that you may encounter as you work, save, and spend. Incidentally, some of these will be less pronounced and obvious than others. Case in point, I've recently come across a milestone that managed to creep up on me: having a surplus of...

Emergency Funds: Why You Need One and How You Can Build One

When we think about money milestones, they're often exciting events such as buying a car or a home. However, one of the biggest money milestones that everyone should strive for might not be very exciting but it could be vital: having an emergency fund. In fact, I'd argue that you...

What to Consider When Deciding to Buy a Vehicle

Regardless of how old you are, buying a car is a big deal. Because of this, it’s important to think through every aspect of the process in order to make the best decision possible. Whether you end up running the numbers and getting a great deal or end up determining that now might not be the best time for you to buy, this thoughtful approach to car buying can go a long way.

A Crash Course in Starting and Growing Your Retirement Savings 2

Between the different accounts, contribution limits, taxes, and more, there’s a lot of confusion that surrounds retirement savings. However, when you break things down, it’s really not all that complicated. In fact, you can start saving for retirement with just a few dollars and grow it into something much more sustainable by the time you retire. So what are you waiting for?

Are You Really Ready to Buy Your First House? 5

Home buying is a big deal. While the prospect of owning instead of renting may be as consistently alluring to you as it is to me, unknown costs and unanswered questions can get in the way of making what is ultimately the best financial decisions and turn your money milestone into a massive mistake. So the question remains — are you really ready to buy your first house?

My Story

Hi. My name is Kyle Burbank and I’m a Millennial. Yes, I say this like it’s some sort of healing admission given the bad rap my generation has endured in recent years. You know — the talk about how anyone under 35 is lazy, entitled, and doesn’t even know how to really be an adult? While I strongly resent that generalization, I have to say that I've certainly made a few mistakes along the way myself, especially when it comes to finance.