Financial Advice for Newlyweds

Financial Advice for Newlyweds

Soon after the wedding is over – and the chaos of planning had subsided – many newlyweds start asking themselves questions related to their financial situation. Should we buy a home? Should we merge accounts? Who pays the electric bill? How much should we be saving for a rainy day? Can we afford to take a trip? It’s smart for newlyweds to take some time to focus on establishing their new financial … [Read more...]

Could You Live In A Tiny House?

Could You Live In A Tiny House?

Counter Cultural Obsession There has been a very cool cultural trend gaining traction that offers an alternative to traditional housing, the tiny house. Shows like Tiny House Nation and  Tiny House Builders are introducing a broader audience to the concept of living in a significantly smaller home. How much smaller you ask? The average home size in the united states is 2679 square feet, an … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning-Why Is It Worth Your Time?

Spring Cleaning-Why Is It Worth Your Time?

How Did it Begin? Last weekend was just what Krista and I needed, one of deep rest. We've been busy at work and it was wonderful to sit back, relax, celebrate Easter with our community. Each time we go through a long weekend we find ourselves recharging our creativity and our love of all things personal finance. Our only semblance of work this past weekend, our first foray into spring … [Read more...]

Maroni First Quarter Update

Maroni First Quarter Update

2015: Quarter 1 | Create infographics  We're through the first quarter of 2015 and we're feeling pretty good. Tax returns always help us out quite a bit and we're learning to take advantage of retirement contributions as both a way to earn the savers tax credit and lower our take home pay to keep us in a lower tax bracket. Not to mention the benefits of putting as much into retirement as … [Read more...]