Are Video Games a Waste of Money…Does Mario Lose to Bowser?

Money gaming

Welcome to the first installment of what I’ll be calling “Friday Fun Posts”. Every so often I’ll blog about another one of my interests. I’ll try to keep them loosely related to finance, but they’ll be a bit more light-hearted and fun to read. Enjoy!

Beginners Guide to Investing

investing101

A big part of why I started this blog was to talk about investing, especially the basics of investing. It’s such an important part of a strong financial foundation. Those who don’t invest may shy away because it seems too complex, or out of fear

How A Dead Guy Is Making Sure You Don’t Cheat On Your Taxes

benford

I’d be willing to bet most of us have no idea who Frank Benford is, but he’s certainly keeping an eye on you. Every year millions of people around the world need to file their taxes and he’s making sure they aren’t fudging their numbers.

Why More Money Isn’t the Answer to Your Problems

moremoneysameproblems

We all want to make more money. Why not, right? With a few more bucks, you could pay off your loan or credit card bill currently racking up interest. That rainy day or college fund could finally be set up, and that big dream purchase

Alternative Investing Ideas that Can Beat the Stock Market

stockmarketalternatives

No matter how you go about it, investing is a smart way to make your money work for you. When we hear the word invest, most of us think of the stock market. It’s a great place to put money and watch it grow, however

Balancing Valentine’s Day and a Budget

vdaybudget

Whether you’re a new couple or married for 50 years, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate being together. Gifts, flowers, candies, and candlelit dinners, who doesn’t love that? There is nothing wrong with doing something special for the occasion, but all the romance can

The Real Bad Guys of the GameStop Saga

gamestop

I think by this point, we’ve all seen what’s been going on with GameStop. For those living under a rock, here’s the gist. Basically, hedge funds were shorting the stock, meaning they were betting the price would go down. A Reddit group called WallStreetBets didn’t

Not All Side Hustles Are Created Equal

sidehustle

We’d all like to have more money and make some extra cash. A couple of extra bucks to put in our pocket for a rainy day or a little something special for ourselves. Whatever your motivation, it seems that there are endless possibilities. Google “ways

8 Ways To Save Money And Get In Shape

getinshape

Many of our goals revolve around saving money or losing weight. Lucky for you, many times, they come hand in hand. I personally had to change many of my food habits about a year ago and I’m in better shape now than I was in

Please Enter Your Financial Destination

finacialdestination

Navigation software is great. Open an app, pop in a destination and off you go, just like that. Wouldn’t it be great if everything was that easy? A map directly to where we want to go, turn-by-turn, step-by-step. Automatically adjusting in case you miss an