These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Since I’m the biggest personal finance nerd I (and some of my friends and family) know, I usually get asked for my recommendations on anything money related. While I don’t profess to be a financial expert, I do love talking about different methods that people use to manage their finances. The following are a few things that I usually recommend to people during my geeked out money conversations.  Continue reading

Our Budgeting Success Since Our Daughter Was Born

Another post about budgeting? Yep. I’m pretty sure I have another 67 posts about how awesome budgets are. Vic is the ultimate budget nerd (who writes in the 3rd person). While having a daughter has increased our expenses, I actually feel richer now that I have a daughter then when it was just me and my wife. It’s all because our family got on a budget. We make decent money, but we’re not millionaires.  I wanted to share how getting on a budget has changed our family.

Since we started budgeting about a year ago we… Continue reading

Best. Checking Account. Ever.

When it comes to checking accounts, most people use either a) big bank because of its numerous locations and convenience or b) a credit union because they prefer the customer service, lower interest rates, and lower fees that you don’t receive at a national bank. I prefer option c) a Charles Schwab online checking account. Charles Schwab’s High Yield Investor Checking Account has completely changed the way I handle money.

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