137 | Rebuilding A Life You Love With Christine

137 | Rebuilding a Life You Love with Christine

Here is Christine’s story about how she and her husband, Jack, rebuilt a life that they love after an 85% reduction in pay six weeks into their marriage. Losing Your Income Two weeks after they were married, Christine was let go from her engineering job. Basically, the company was looking to reduce expenses after they lost a big contract and since she was relatively new they let her go. Four weeks … Read more

136R | Silver Spoon Or Skills

136R | Silver Spoon or Skills

Here’s a case study on funding a child’s Roth IRA and listen to feedback from the community. Solar Panels Are Installed It’s official! The solar panels are installed on Brad’s roof and they are producing power. He is using the SolarEdge app to track their production over time. Trading In Gas For Battery-Powered Lawnmower Since the move to a smaller lot, Jonathan decided that he no longer needed the riding … Read more

Start Using A Meal Planning Calendar To Save On Groceries

Meal Planning Calendar

You’ve probably heard people talk about meal planning as a way to save money on groceries. It might even be something you’re considering but haven’t started yet. Maybe you’re confused or overwhelmed or feel like you can’t get a handle on what to do. It’s okay. I’ve been there, too. It took me a while to get into the groove of meal planning and really stick to it. What made … Read more

Pay Less For TV: The 3 Best Cable Alternatives

Pay Less For TV: The 3 Best Cable Alternatives

In 2018, the average cable bill was $107.00 per month. This is a large amount of money to spend just to flip through channels, desperately looking for something to watch. While many of us still enjoy the luxury of having cable, many people are deciding to cut the cord. With the abundance of alternatives to cable, it is no surprise that consumers are finding ways to get exactly what they … Read more

Airline Baggage Fees: How Much Are They And How To Avoid Them

Airline Baggage Fees: How Much Are They And How To Avoid Them

When you fly, if you’re not one of the first people on the plane, there’s a good chance you’ll need to check a bag. The primary reason airlines do this is that bag fees are a huge profit center for them. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, airlines made almost $5 billion on checked bag fees in 2018. But you don’t have to be a statistic! It is possible to … Read more

136 | How To Fund Your Child’s Roth IRA And Other Tax Optimizations With The FI Tax Guy

136 | How To Fund Your Child's Roth IRA with the FI Tax Guy

A dive into taxes with Sean Mullaney, the FI Tax Guy. Sean’s Career In Accounting When Sean started out as a rookie accountant, he had a plan to become a partner in an accounting firm in his home state. However, he learned that it is difficult to move up the ranks in large firms so he started looking for other options. As he looked around, he saw many exciting opportunities … Read more

135R | The Plot Thickens

135R | The Plot Thickens

Jonathan and Brad discuss life hacks and take another look at whether you should pay off your mortgage or invest. Spam Caller Life Hack Jonathan gave a quick shout out to an Andriod life hack that blocks spam callers. Basically, Google has the option for a call screening service. When you see a call, you have the option to screen the call. An automated Google voice will ask the caller … Read more

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

You are busy living your life, working your regular job, but every once in a while you have a thought–what if I could make a few extra bucks, and get our savings to grow even faster. Maybe it is time to consider a short-term side hustle. Short term side hustles are perfect for those of whose day job is seasonal. If you can find a side hustle during your slow … Read more

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

When it comes to parenting, teaching children financial lessons they use throughout their lives is an important part of our job. This includes teaching them about finances by paying them to work for us. Although we all would love to be able to pay them tax-free, not everybody can get away with paying their children while also reaping the tax benefits. Luckily, getting tax breaks when you hire your children … Read more

How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

Grocery shopping–some people love it, some people hate it; either way, it’s something we all need to do. Eating out every day isn’t cost-effective, and it’s certainly not healthy. Luckily, there’s a very easy way to buy groceries these days–online. Here are the best places to buy groceries online, plus I’ll discuss if it’s really cheaper than going to the store yourself. Why You Might Want To Buy Groceries Online … Read more