Financial Advice

Wallet-Friendly Tips for Living It Up in Los Angeles

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Traveling to Los Angeles? If so, you’ll want to stay out of the expensive touristy places. Yeah, you can still have fun without it costing you an arm and a leg.
Choose The Right Travel Option
Before you even think about booking a hotel, book your flight. You can save a lot of money just by […]

Leveling Up: Times When You Shouldn’t Be Saving

By |June 29th, 2015|

Saving is a concept that’s on the lips of just about every financial advisor alive, from bloggers to the CPA sitting across a real desk from you. I’m all for saving, and it’s something I practice in my own life religiously. But saving should never become something that is pure habit. After all, we […]

Buying a House For the Very First Time

By |June 26th, 2015|

Scary scary! Expensive! Grown up! These may be the first thoughts that spring to mind when you even think about buying a house. But trust me, it’s not all that bad. In fact, having a home that you own will make an enormous difference in many areas of your life. You’ve just got to […]

Getting Through College with Money in your Pocket

By |June 24th, 2015|

When a student starts thinking about college, most do not think about their expenses of making it through. Getting in was the easy part. The classes, while difficult, are easy when compared to the biggest reason people do not finish their degrees or even make it to the first day of classes: they cannot […]

Save Money By Skipping Computer Replacement

By |June 17th, 2015|

Technology is expensive and can be a real drain on us when we buy our first computer, smartphone, or other device. But the expense balloons when it comes time to upgrade, and computers are notorious for piling up huge costs as part of our pursuit of the fastest and biggest equipment.

To make matters worse, […]

How to Develop a Giving Plan

By |June 15th, 2015|

Planning helps us win with money. We develop and put plans in action to pay off debt, stick to a budget and invest for retirement. One area, however, that we often neglect is in planning how we will give our money away. We are so focused on ourselves, we forget to think through a […]

How to Avoid Checking Account Maintenance Fees

By |June 11th, 2015|

Most major banks charge you fees just to maintain a checking account every month.  These fees are advertised as “low,” but are generally in the $3-$12 per month range.  Let’s go right down the middle and say you pay $7/month.  That’s $84 a year.  It doesn’t sound like a ton of money, but when […]

How the California Housing Financing Agency Helps First Time Homebuyers

By |June 10th, 2015|

California has one of the most challenging real estate markets for first-time homebuyers. Several cities in California have average home prices which far exceed the average person’s ability to pay. With housing prices on the continual rise, something has to give if normal people are going to be able to count themselves among the […]

Achieving that Dream Vacation Faster With Smart Savings

By |June 9th, 2015|

Modern Use of Roman Philosophy

Back in the days when Rome ruled a large portion of the world, Cicero, a Roman Philosopher, Politician and Nobleman once stated, “To save, is to invest for the future”. Those words ring even more true in our own 21st century.

In today’s modern economy, that could mean a vacation, in […]

Universal Currency May Not Be As Far Off As You Think

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Conspiracy theorists have long heralded the coming day of one world governments and the like. And while this is an intimidating idea for some, it’s likely to exist in some form someday. We can make this prediction because universal currency already exists. Bitcoin has been one of the big finance stories of the past […]