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Category: Money Milestones

Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?

Over the past year or so, my big financial goal has been to start investing seriously. This journey has taken me from experimenting with stock trading apps to opening a "real" brokerage account and looking to maximize my retirement account options. While I've been satisfied with my progress so far,...

Carvana Review: My Experience Buying a Used Car Online (And From a Vending Machine)

Would you ever buy a car online without even getting so much as a test drive? To some, such a proposition sounds crazy — but that's exactly what my wife and I did a couple of weeks ago. After exploring options, securing financing, and arranging a trade in via Carvana's...

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...

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...

#FinHealthMatters: The Biggest Financial Lessons I've Learned

Today, April 25th, is #FinHealthMatters Day. I was first introduced to this "holiday" last year when the Center For Financial Services Innovation brought it to my attention via a FinCon contest. Five-hundred, twenty-five thousand, six-hundred minutes later, I can honestly say I've learned a lot more about personal finance in...

Pros and Cons of FinTech Brokerage Options

I’ll admit that, once upon a time, I too thought you needed to be pretty wealthy in order to start trading stocks and actively investing your money. Then came the FinTech revolution, bringing (among many other things) a slew of apps that looked to lower the barrier of entry for...