29 Tools and Resources to Help You Make the Most of Your Money in 2018

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Knowing what you want to improve about your financial situation is one thing. Knowing HOW to do it is another. There’s a maze of banks, investment companies, apps, websites, and everything else, and deciding between them can feel impossible. Here’s a list of 29 of my favorite tools so that you can stop deliberating and start taking action.Read more…

Why You Need “You Need a Budget”

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My wife and I had hit a breaking point. We were consistently making more than we needed each month, but we still couldn’t seem to get a handle on everything. We weren’t on the same page, unexpected expenses were regularly throwing us off track, and our savings were shrinking rather than growing. Then we decided to try YNAB, and everything changed.Read more…

How to Find the Best Health Savings Account

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Health savings accounts are a fantastic tool. They are actually the ONLY type of account that lets you save money completely tax-free. But finding a good one can be difficult. There are a lot of variables to consider and it can quickly feel overwhelming. So here are the steps I took to find the best health savings account for my personal needs.Read more…

The Only 21 Things Our Newborn Kids Ever Really Needed

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I remember it well. Walking into Babies R Us, checklist in hand, ready to buy all the things we “needed” for our first-born son. Man, were we clueless. And man, did we ever overspend! The good news is that you can learn from my mistakes. Here are the only 21 things our newborn kids ever really needed.Read more…

How I Choose Health Insurance for My Family

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My wife and I have both been self-employed for a few years now, which means that we’ve been on our own when it comes to finding health insurance. The learning curve has been steep, but over the years I’ve honed my process and whittled it down to five key variables that I look at every single time I have to make this decision.Read more…

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