Mortgage Escrow Accounts: A Homeowner’s Best Friend

Mortgage Escrow Accounts: A Homeowner’s Best Friend

The home-buying process is known for having little nooks and crannies filled with things you never heard of, and people never told you about (and they usually cost no less than $100). That’s why I’m happy to spill the beans today about something good you may not have...
Being Productive with Asana

Being Productive with Asana

Recently someone asked me what sort of “stuff” I use to stay organized. We had just finished completing our operations manual, and I realized the best organizational tool I had at my disposal during that process was productivity software. A few weeks prior, my...
Essential Documents for the College-Bound

Essential Documents for the College-Bound

It’s the time of year when our esteemed adolescent Americans return to their homeland: college. Some of them are going for the first time, and their parents are going absolutely insane trying to cover all the bases for the dorm room. But there are some other things...
Picking Gems Out of the Clutter

Picking Gems Out of the Clutter

Today I want to talk about decluttering because that’s what I’m doing right now! Because of some of the blogs I’ve written in the past, my friends and family see me as a ruthless “tosser” (not in the British sense!).  The truth is, even though I love the...
Understanding Your Net Worth

Understanding Your Net Worth

Do you know what your net worth is? Think of it as a financial report card. It’s something that you need to evaluate so you can figure out what you need to do in order to reach your financial goals.  Net Worth = Assets – Liabilities Your assets are...
Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be a very daunting experience. It’s most likely the biggest financial decision you’re ever going to make. So, here are a few things that you need to do before you start shopping around. Take stock of your financial situation....
Facebook’s New, Social Money

Facebook’s New, Social Money

Last month, Facebook announced that it was getting into the cryptocurrency business with a new product called Libra. Libra is different from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in several ways: The Libra currency is bought directly by the consumer with regular money,...
Should I close out my excess credit cards?

Should I close out my excess credit cards?

People ask me all the time, “Should I close my credit cards? I have too many.” Some of the reasons include: They facilitate excessive spending  They’re simply not being used The potential for identity theft  High interest rates  High balances  What many...