Is Location Important for Saving Money?

By |April 18th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Where you live plays a big role in how easy or difficult it is to save money. Taxes, real estate prices, employment opportunities are just a few of the things that can be different by location and impact your savings. I live in Dallas, Texas which makes saving pretty darn easy for me. Here's why: No State Income Tax I

Could You Go Without a Car?

By |April 10th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

About one year from today I will turn in my 2010 Toyota Camry and complete the terms on my lease. And then I will have a decision to make: should I buy a new car or try to live life in America without a vehicle? Buying a vehicle is expensive. I don't have the money to buy a car outright

Does Where You Live Matter for Retirement Savings?

By |January 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday one of my facebook followers asked me a question about where you live and how that relates to your retirement savings. I'm going to answer his question and seven others because that's what I do on Wednesdays. If you want me to answer your question next week, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or both and tell

Cancel a Recurring Bill Today

By |January 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

You probably pay for one or more of the following every month: a gym membership, cable television, a cell phone, a home phone, a country club membership, Netflix, Gamefly, cheese of the month club, wine of the month club, beer of the month club, magazine subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, or some magical health drink that you never really wanted but bought

Random Money Thoughts: Saving a Dollar per Transaction

By |September 20th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Sometimes I have so many thoughts about money swirling around in my head, I can't consolidate them into one coherent message. Here are my random money thoughts for Tuesday, September 20th. Saving a Dollar Every Time You Spend Money I heard a commercial on the radio for a Wells Fargo checking account that forces you to save by transferring a