What is an Emergency Fund and Why You Need One

What is an Emergency Fund and Why You Need One

Let's talk about the good old emergency fund. After all, it's an important part of any financial plan. Emergencies and/or unexpected situations do crop up and it's always good to have something around for those scenarios. If you're not already familiar, an emergency fund is money set aside for unforeseen emergencies. These aren't any run [...]

9 Financial Bloggers Talk About Their Favorite Investing Books

9 Financial Bloggers Talk About Their Favorite Investing Books

[This article on favorite investing books may contain affiliate links for which I receive a commission at no cost to you. I only recommend products I use and trust.] One of the best ways to learn about money is through investing books. Not everyone has time to take a class but a good book can [...]

FIRE – Why I Want to Have The Option to Retire Early

FIRE – Why I Want to Have The Option to Retire Early

I realized I never talked about FIRE(financial independence/retire early) on this blog. I've been talking about goals lately so I figure it'd be good to visit my ultimate goal. I want the option to retire early. The FIRE movement is often painted with a broad brush and seen as a group of people saving money [...]

Portfolio Review – February 2019 – Stock Market Gains Return

Portfolio Review – February 2019 – Stock Market Gains Return

[This February portfolio review may contain affiliate links for which I receive a commission at no cost to you. I only recommend products I use and trust.] The last month was a perfect example as to why it's so hard to time the market. You never know when the stock market gains will return and [...]

Portfolio Review – January 2019 – 2018 Portfolio Returns

Portfolio Review – January 2019 – 2018 Portfolio Returns

[This portfolio review about 2018 portfolio returns may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] Welcome to the first portfolio review of 2019! The new year is always a good time to look back and see how I did in 2018. My 2018 portfolio returns looked good until about October when the market started [...]

Portfolio Review – December 2018 – Negative Stock Returns

Portfolio Review – December 2018 – Negative Stock Returns

[This portfolio review about negative stock returns may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] Negative stock returns and volatility are at the forefront of the conversation lately. At the time of the last update, the monthly return for the S&P 500 was -3.62%. This month, we see an even bigger drop with a [...]