eating, budget, food, savings, coupons, prep, planning, mealgro

Shopping for groceries can be a stressful chore.  There’s a never-ending list of things that you, your spouse, and your kids keep throwing in the cart, racking up cost and busting your budget. However, it can also be therapeutic!  It could be a great way to start the week offContinue Reading

2 bill, rare currency, money, 2 dollar bill

When was the last time you saw a $2 bill? These rare bills are also known as “Toms,” thanks to Thomas Jefferson, whose face decorates them. So, what happened to Toms and why is it rare to spot one? And why did the government stop making a currency that actually saves usContinue Reading

warren buffett, warren buffet, rules, investing, stocks

When you hear the name Warren Buffett, what comes to mind? Success? Money? Investor? There is no doubt that the Buffett name suggests many different perspectives. One thing is for sure; his name is known for a reason. From 1964 to 2014, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway returned an amazing 1,826,163% forContinue Reading

egg, 401k, paradigm life

Is the 401(k) the Best Option? Corporate America has relied on Wall Street for decades, starting with the Initial Public offering to the commercial paper markets that assist in short term financing, all the way to the administration of the predominant company retirement plan, the 401(k). Small Business Owners andContinue Reading

How to Snag Your Pot O’ Gold Innovative ways to make more money are out there. Whether it be within your business or something you pursue on the side; we have all asked ourselves the inevitable question, “How do I make more money?” Recognizing and applying different strategies of successfulContinue Reading

tax deductions, taxes, write-offs, deductions, tax breaks, work expenses, volunteering deductions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—tax time. It may only be one day out of the year, but it seems like we spend the other 364 days preparing for it. Whether you take the time to file your taxes yourself or pay a professional to have them done; it’sContinue Reading

travel, budgeting

Money Monday: Traveling on a Budget Okay, so it’s decided. You are finally planning that vacation you’ve been talking about for months. But, your planning comes to a screeching halt as you research flights and hotels. You tell yourself,” I can’t afford to take this trip.” How many times haveContinue Reading

Retirement, Money, Savings

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire? Retirement. Hearing the word makes us think about the future. No need to worry about it now because it is something we can “figure out” later. Wrong. Planning ahead for our future starts today and that includes building the foundation ofContinue Reading