How to Choose the Best 529 Plan

How to Choose the Best 529 Plan thumbnail

529 plans are great, but choosing the best 529 plan for your specific situation can be a daunting task. Almost every state offers at least one plan and some states have several, and they all have different pros and cons. How can you possibly sort through all that information and make a good choice? Here's a simple 3-step process.

10 Financial Moves to Make before the End of the Year

10 Financial Moves to Make before the End of the Year thumbnail

It's almost the end of the year, which means family, friends, stress, fun, and everything else. It's also a great time to take stock of your financial situation. But let's face it: you don't want to spend the holidays thinking about money. So here are 10 moves you can make right now to set yourself up for financial success in the coming year.

How I Track My Spending

How I Track My Spending thumbnail

I'm not a fan of traditional budgeting. I don't keep a budget myself and I don't recommend that people try to hold themselves to a strict budget. But I do track my spending. Every single week and every single month like clockwork. And I think that anyone who's serious about taking control of their financial situation should do it too. Here's how.

What Does the Election Mean for Your Money?

What Does the Election Mean for Your Money? thumbnail

It's been a week since the US elected a new president and I'm guessing that many of you are nervous about what's coming next. So, what does this election mean for your financial plan? What, if anything, should you be doing now that we're transitioning to a new President? Here are some ideas.

← Previous entries