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The Value of the Roadside Attraction

This summer, my family and I are going on a lengthy road trip vacation through the South, touching the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, and possibly portions of Alabama and Missouri. […]

Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard® Review

When Barclaycard rebranded to “Barclays” and announced they would offer a new travel credit card earlier this year, rewards enthusiasts were ecstatic. The new would offer 2x miles on all purchases like its predecessor, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®. […]

The Wisdom of Frugality: What Is Simplicity?

This is the first entry in an eight-part weekly series that provides a detailed look at the book The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott. When I first read The Wisdom of Frugality two years ago, shortly after its publication, I was struck more than anything about the depth of the connection between philosophy and frugality. […]

When Veterans Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a VA Loan

If you’re a veteran who’s thinking of purchasing a home or refinancing the home you have, you may want to consider a VA loan instead of conventional financing. This government loan program was created to help members of the armed forces, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA loans come with plenty of perks. According to the U.S. […]

When Veterans Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a VA Loan

If you’re a veteran who’s thinking of purchasing a home or refinancing the home you have, you may want to consider a VA loan instead of conventional financing. This government loan program was created to help members of the armed forces, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA loans come with plenty of perks. According to the U.S. […]

The Snowball Effect of Retirement Savings

If there was one financial move that I executed well during my first few years of professional life, it was my decision to save heavily for retirement right off the bat. […]

The Snowball Effect of Retirement Savings

If there was one financial move that I executed well during my first few years of professional life, it was my decision to save heavily for retirement right off the bat. […]

Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card Review

There’s a reason we named the the best business credit card for big expenses this year. Not only does this card offer a large signup bonus, but you get up to 5% cash-back on purchases made in certain business-related categories. There’s also no annual fee and no additional fees for employee cards. […]

Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card Review

There’s a reason we named the the best business credit card for big expenses this year. Not only does this card offer a large signup bonus, but you get up to 5% cash-back on purchases made in certain business-related categories. There’s also no annual fee and no additional fees for employee cards. […]

Should You Remodel or Move?

If you’re feeling like you’ve outgrown your current home, you might be considering a move. And with housing markets around the country heating up with the weather, it’s peak house hunting season. But what if the idea of moving stresses you out? What if you like your yard and your neighborhood, but just not your house? In that case, you may want to consider an alternative option. […]