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The 50-20-30 Rule

How to create a budget using the 50-20-30 Rule in 4 easy steps.

Here’s what to do if you can’t Stick to a Budget

Winging your finances = living paycheck to paycheck

Ranking the 6 Types of Debt from Worst to Best

“Credit card companies are making more money off your debt than Warren Buffet makes in the stock market.” 

Generation Z Needs a new Model for Financial Advice

“‘Those who need help the most are receiving it the least and those who need help the least are receiving it the most’” 

This is why you can’t Save any Money

It’s Not your Daily Coffee Run

Strategies to Pay off Debt

In this video, I discuss 3 strategies to get out of debt

Should I Save for my Child’s Education or my Retirement?

You should put on your own oxygen mask first because it’s the responsible thing to do.

The True Cost of Smoking

“The direct economic costs of smoking account for 1% of U.S GDP or about $190 billion”

Saving for Retirement with $100,000 in Student Loan Debt

“this couple currently has a substantial negative net worth. Given they are both 40 and want to retire in their 60’s they have a lot of catc

Why I Sell Sales Taxes

Sales taxes are regressive, market-distorting and provide poor economic incentives

How Inflation Helps Homeowners

inflation helps those in debt. If your nominal debt is not increasing, inflation will lower the true value of your debt over time

The Number one Money Question we Asked Google in 2018

(Plus the Question we Should be Asking Instead