How My Wife and I Were Able to Start Maxing out Our Retirement

Here’s how my wife and I got to a place where we could max out our annual retirement contributions. By doing so we gave ourselves a nice raise in the form of a tax cut.

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How My Wife and I Were Able to Start Maxing out Our Retirement

How My Wife and I Were Able to Start Maxing out Our Retirement

Here’s how my wife and I got to a place where we could max out our annual retirement contributions. By doing so we gave ourselves a nice raise in the form of a tax cut.

Family and Finances, Net Worth

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Costs and Benefits of Preschool vs College
  • September 4, 2019
  • by Emily

Costs and Benefits of Preschool vs College

We all expect college to be expensive, and many parents spend over a decade saving for their children’s college fund. But what about preschool, how much does it really help a child over their lifetime?

Family and Finances

How to Drop the Financial Baggage Your Parents Gave You

How to Drop the Financial Baggage Your Parents Gave You

Your parents may have taught you how to ride a bike or drive a car but did they teach you how to properly manage your finances? Many parents are guilty of loading up their kids …

Family and Finances

How Much to Save for College?

How Much to Save for College?

Our approach is a) college savings is a monthly budget item, b) our kids will be aware of two cost savings routes that make a degree 25% cheaper.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

Six Financial Moves You Need to Make Once You Tie the Knot

Six Financial Moves You Need to Make Once You Tie the Knot

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes talking about your finances? That’s right. Now that you’re married, finances will play a major role in your daily lives. Here are 6 financial moves you need …

Family and Finances

Will Social Security Run Out of Money? Graphs and Stats Here

Will Social Security Run Out of Money? Graphs and Stats Here

Many Americans are doubtful of ever getting their Social Security benefits. They have good reason to be worried. The system is already running a deficit and is on schedule to be depleted in 2034. We …

Family and Finances, Risk Reduction

Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

In a relationship it is easy to get into arguments over budgets and spending. Especially personal spending your partner doesn't see the value of. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work …

Family and Finances, Budgeting

The Best Timing for a Remodel May Be Opposite What You Think

The Best Timing for a Remodel May Be Opposite What You Think

Let’s test the theory that waiting for a recession is the best time to pay for that $60k kitchen remodel. Sure the price will be cheaper but what about losing out on gains that come …

Family and Finances, Homes and Real Estate

How to Talk About Money with Kids Age Preteen and Older

How to Talk About Money with Kids Age Preteen and Older

As your kids enter the pre-teen years, it’s important to keep talking about money—but you’re going to be more open and honest than before and you’ll be ready to address more complex financial issues. Here …

Family and Finances

Talking to Your Kids About Money - Starting the Conversation

Talking to Your Kids About Money - Starting the Conversation

Talking about money with your kids in an age-appropriate way can help ensure that they grow up with a solid understanding of both how money works as well as how to manage it.

Family and Finances

How and Why (Or Why Not) to Set Up a Trust Fund
  • February 27, 2018
  • by Emily

How and Why (Or Why Not) to Set Up a Trust Fund

You might associate trust funds with spoiled, free spending 20-somethings, but chances are most beneficiaries of trust funds wouldn’t be immediately recognizable. Trust funds are a tool to protect your assets, to ensure that your …

Family and Finances

Can (And Should) You Retire Overseas?
  • January 26, 2018
  • by Emily

Can (And Should) You Retire Overseas?

Moving abroad after retirement is an attractive idea, but there are many things to consider. Perhaps you’re daunted by the amount you need to save for a comfortable retirement in the United States? Or maybe …

Family and Finances

Should You Stay Home with the Kids
  • October 24, 2017
  • by Emily

Should You Stay Home with the Kids

Childcare in the United States is really expensive. However being a stay at home parent comes with hidden costs both for the parent and the child.

Family and Finances

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