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Inspiration from Marcus Aurelius, Roy Bahat, Bryn Freedman, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. […]

Frugal Strategies for People Dealing with Diabetes

Tony writes in: I was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. My doctor gave me multiple prescriptions and gave me a dietary plan that seems very difficult to follow. I don’t make a whole lot of money and I’m struggling to make ends meet as it is. […]

The Apple Credit Card Is Hyping Features You Probably Have Already

Apple is once again preparing to bring a shiny new product to market, and there’s plenty of buzz about it, as is typically the case with each new offering from the trendsetting tech company. In this case, however, the new product is a credit card that Apple calls groundbreaking. The Apple website claims as much, stating: “Apple Card completely rethinks everything about the credit card. […]

Hitting a Wall: What to Do When It Feels Like You’re Not Making Financial Progress

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re in reasonably good financial shape. You probably have an emergency fund of some kind. You’re almost definitely not carrying any high-interest debts – you might have a student loan or a mortgage, but nothing overwhelming. You’re probably contributing at least a little to retirement. […]

The Financial Wisdom of Rob Gronkowski

While I’m not a particularly big football fan, I have been in a variety of fantasy football leagues (including a long-running dynasty league) with several friends for many years. For the last decade, one of the best players in the game has been Rob Gronkowski, a tight end for the New England Patriots who has consistently been one of the best players in the league at his position. […]

PNC Personal Loans Review

While PNC Bank was founded in 1845 as Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Company, the company has completely reimagined itself since then. These days, PNC Bank offers an array of banking products and tools that target a wide range of consumers. Offerings include wealth and asset management, checking accounts, online savings accounts, home loans, credit cards, and more. […]

Rocket Loans Review

Rocket Loans is part of the Quicken Loans family, which was established back in 1985. […]

BBVA Compass Personal Loans Review

BBVA Compass offers an array of personal and business banking solutions for individuals, commercial customers, and corporations. […]

Make It Yourself: 15 Food Items and Spice Mixes I Make at Home for Quality and Savings

After mentioning the idea of a post about seasoning mixes in the mailbag yesterday, a surprising number of readers contacted me and requested a longer post. I wasn’t quite sure it would stand completely on its own, so instead here’s an article about what you might call “DIY foodstuffs” – various mixes and things that you can make at home pretty inexpensively and easily. […]

‘Good Debt’ vs. ‘Bad Debt’

Is there such a thing as good debt? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask. By and large, however, financial experts seem to agree that there are some forms of good debt. Most often, it’s debt that helps you to amass valuable assets that will grow in value, or debt that will somehow boost your overall income or wealth. […]