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Three Reasons Everyone Should Consider Buying Flood Insurance

The hurricane season of 2017 will long be remembered for the chaos and damage it caused. Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico, Barbuda, St. Maarten, and Dominica were irreparably harmed by hurricane-force winds and rain, causing tens of thousands of residents to become homeless overnight. […]

Three Reasons Everyone Should Consider Buying Flood Insurance

The hurricane season of 2017 will long be remembered for the chaos and damage it caused. Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico, Barbuda, St. Maarten, and Dominica were irreparably harmed by hurricane-force winds and rain, causing tens of thousands of residents to become homeless overnight. […]

Is Dave Ramsey Wrong About Credit Cards?

Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey has long had a cult-like following, and it’s easy to see why. Through his website, radio show, and Financial Peace University program, he preaches an array of strategies that improve lives and help people build wealth. Pay off your debt and avoid future debt like the plague, he says. […]

Is Dave Ramsey Wrong About Credit Cards?

Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey has long had a cult-like following, and it’s easy to see why. Through his website, radio show, and Financial Peace University program, he preaches an array of strategies that improve lives and help people build wealth. Pay off your debt and avoid future debt like the plague, he says. […]

15 Things I Did This Year to Save Money

As we’re about to close the books on 2017, I thought it might be interesting to look back over the year and see what things I did differently this year in order to save money. Some of these strategies were simply all-around wins, saving money while not negatively altering my life in any way. […]

The Frugality List

Not too long ago, I sat down and tried to figure out how much time each week I spend on things that are primarily done to save money. Honestly, it’s kind of tricky to figure out what the exact line is. Is cooking a meal at home primarily done to save money? I decided that it wasn’t. However, is spending time on prepping a bunch of meals at once primarily done to save money? […]

The Frugality List

Not too long ago, I sat down and tried to figure out how much time each week I spend on things that are primarily done to save money. Honestly, it’s kind of tricky to figure out what the exact line is. Is cooking a meal at home primarily done to save money? I decided that it wasn’t. However, is spending time on prepping a bunch of meals at once primarily done to save money? […]

Avoiding the Trap of Financially Dependent Children

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with parents of adult children, both independent and dependent. […]

Avoiding the Trap of Financially Dependent Children

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with parents of adult children, both independent and dependent. […]

Five Reasons to Get the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

While credit card rewards offer an easy – and lucrative – path to get “something for nothing,” a lot of people find the process too complex. People with busy lives don’t necessarily enjoy analyzing their spending or being forced to use certain cards for certain purchases, so they just skip the entire ordeal. […]