Top 4 Financial Milestones to Consider Reaching Before You Retire simple money man

Top 4 Financial Milestones to Consider Reaching Before You Retire

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Top 4 Financial Milestones to Consider Reaching Before You Retire   Today I have the honor of featuring a guest post from a terrific writer. James Paul is a financial educator and blogs about money management, personal finance, college financing and retirement. His personal…

When An Emergency Strikes simple money man

When An Emergency Strikes

Reading Time: 4 minutes    Immediate action is required. In order for us to take immediate action to address emergencies, planning needs to take place in advance. Most of that planning involves saving money right?   Emergencies can mean losing a job, fixing a leaky roof, paying for…

Your Crazy Spending Helps The Rest of Us simple money man

Your Crazy Spending Helps The Rest of Us

Reading Time: 4 minutes    For many people, the savings rate recommended by financial planners is outrageous whether it’s 10% or 15% of their annual income. For others, it’s a piece of cake. Increasing your savings rate by a significant percentage and on a consistent basis really does…

Holiday Travel Tips simple money man

Holiday Travel Tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes    Whether you’re taking a plane, train or automobile to your destination, there are some tips that can go a long way to save some dough. At the same time, don’t let travel tips leave you feeling like you’ve deprived yourself of a joyous…

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A Customized Budget Is A Good Thing

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy learning about budgeting techniques and tools that are out there and available. But rather than using them, I instead get ideas from them.  I already have a custom budget excel spreadsheet that I use and it has served…

Why I Prefer In Store VS Online Shopping simple money man

Why I Prefer In Store VS. Online Shopping

Reading Time: 4 minutes    With the advancement of online shopping, there is no doubt many conveniences. For people that are super-busy not just with work, but after-work and weekend activities like helping kids with homework, recreational sports, side jobs, house chores, social commitments, etc., this is especially…