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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...

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,...

Considering Roboadvisors: The Pros and Cons 4

Last week, I mentioned that I had finally taken the next step in my investing journey by opening my first real brokerage account. Incidentally, before arriving at that decision, I explored a few other options — namely roboadvisors. See, I had definitely heard of this technology for some time, although...

Opening My First "Real" Brokerage Account (And the Mistake I Already Made) 2

Over the past few months, I've mentioned multiple times that my big goal this year was to start investing and contributing to a brokerage account on a monthly basis. Well, at long last, I took a major step toward reaching that goal this week as my wife and I opened...

Roasting Marshmallows: Following My FIRE Flirtation 2

Ever since I attended FinCon last September, I've been learning a lot about the personal finance blogging community. In doing so, I've also continued to seek my rightful place among its many subsections. While I haven't quite found it yet, lately I've been finding myself most attracted to the FIRE...