Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Tax Season

Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Tax Season

To set yourself up for a successful and stress-free tax season, and to ensure you hit the upcoming tax filing deadline, start getting ready now with these simple steps.Break tax preparation tasks into small manageable parts so that they don’t seem so daunting.Decide who is going to prepare your taxes. If it’s a professional, ask for a checklist of items they need from you. If it’s you … [Read more...]

Our Financial Journey

Our Financial Journey

Our Blog Made Us Do It! Remember the classic excuse some of us gave as kids when we got in trouble. "My friend made me do it!" For me that friend was my best friend Will, he was always getting me into trouble. It was his fault when I egged a neighbors house, door bell ditched another, or stole money from my brother. I know what you're thinking, and my mom never bought those excuses either. … [Read more...]

Merging Finances When You Begin A Life Together

Merging Finances When You Begin A Life Together

When a couple makes the decision to bring their lives together, it’s inevitable that their financial lives will become intertwined. Even though the sentiment that “love conquers all,” tends to overshadow financial concerns early in the relationship, the reality is that how each partner handles money could have a significant impact on your collective financial future.This is a more significant … [Read more...]

Watch Out for Fees!

Watch Out for Fees!

Saying Goodbye to An Old Account I've written extensively about my fanboy crush for Vanguard investments, and just this week I officially joined the club. Krista and I have had our Roth IRA's with Scottrade since we started investing in them, and overall the experience has been very positive. If you are looking for an account with low fees, low trade commissions, and a very user friendly … [Read more...]