I graduated from college in 2009 and took a job at a regional public accounting firm in the tax department. I don't remember exactly what I made my first 12 months — tax returns don't help since my first 12 months working straddled two tax years — but it was in the ballpark of $50,000. [...]

There are several reasons why everybody should have a budget, but unfortunately most people don't have one. In fact, less than 1 in 3 Americans actually keep a budget! I believe that budgets are very important, whether you make $20,000 per year or $2,000,000 per year. Whatever your income level or spending habits, a budget can [...]

Today we are going to talk about The Four Pillars of Financial Success.  These are the pillars that we build throughout our financial lives, and it's important to see every financial action we take as building toward one, some, or all of these pillars. This is the foundation of your financial future. You won't be able [...]

So ever since I got in my car accident, I've been carless.  And it's been working out pretty well because even when I had a car, I didn't drive all that much, only putting about 50-60 miles a week on my car to and from the train station. So what have I been doing instead?  Ubering.  Yes, [...]

Ah, yes.  Summertime will be here in a few weeks.  And summertime means wedding season, that glorious time of the year where at least half of our Saturdays are fully consumed by driving to / sitting at / eating at / drinking at / driving back from weddings. And with those weddings come the obligation to [...]

For the past few weeks I've been mildly following the recent run-up in Bitcoin prices, kicking myself — like maybe you are too — for not buying at least a little bit of this mysterious digital currency when I first heard about it a few years back.  Coulda, woulda, shoulda, right? But last Friday, I finally took [...]