First Year Financial Mistakes Of A College Student

March 6, 2013

Is moving away from your hometown a stressful experience? How about leaving behind family and friends for a new city where you know no one? Starting a new school? New job? Sometimes going to college means all of those at once. To top it all off, the financial strain is enough to push a college […]

Read the full article →

How the Insurance Market Works

February 20, 2013

Ever wondered what makes your insurance prices rise and fall?  Quite simply, there are two forces at work in determining insurance prices – 1) risk and 2) supply and demand.  Let’s touch on how these two factors influence the insurance market and in turn the individual insurance policies that affect you. Risk and Insurance Risk […]

Read the full article →

A Comparison Of College Degrees And Jobs

February 13, 2013

What kind of paycheck can you earn with a college degree? What kind of paycheck can you earn without one? The answers might surprise you. Overall, prospects are still better for those with bachelor’s degrees than those without any higher education. In July the unemployment rate was 8.7% for high school graduates, 7.1% for those […]

Read the full article →

Top 3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Investing in Mutual Funds

January 28, 2013

In these somewhat uncertain financial times, many investors are touting mutual funds as the best way to invest in the market. Sometimes, they even make investing this way sound like a sure thing. However, you don’t have to be a savvy investor to realize that every investment isn’t for every person. Before you put any […]

Read the full article →

How To Be A Debt Free College Grad

January 9, 2013

First and foremost, make it your biggest priority to not borrow money to go to school.  Loans can- and do- add up very quickly, and you can be in over your head before you even knew you were swimming, especially if you don’t pay attention to what kind of loans you are accepting.  It is […]

Read the full article →

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

December 19, 2012

Some things in life you can cut out completely in order to save money – you don’t need a streaming movie service, for example. Other things you can’t live without – your utilities being at the top of the list. But you can save money on your electricity, natural gas and water bills by employing […]

Read the full article →

Unusual Jobs With Unexpected Salaries

December 10, 2012

We all know where the money is these days; to bring home the bacon, you must be a doctor, lawyer, engineer or CEO of a company you founded. At least, we think we know. There are also those jobs that don’t immediately come to mind. Someone does them, and in some fields that someone is […]

Read the full article →

Highest Paying Part Time Jobs (that you can start NOW!)

November 28, 2012

We all know the highest-paying jobs out there are for those with extraordinary business sense, a home business that exploded in popularity or a degree from medical school. For the rest of us, our options may seem limited in the current economy. If your current job isn’t paying the bills, or worse, you just lost […]

Read the full article →

What Does a Financial Analyst Do?

November 15, 2012

Ever wondered what a financial analyst does?  Are you in college and majoring in finance in hopes of being a financial analyst?  Is being a financial analyst the same as being an accountant? These are all good questions to ask yourself when searching for a career in finance.  Personally, I’ve been a financial analysst, a […]

Read the full article →

Best Money Advice For New Graduates

November 10, 2012

Good for you, you’ve graduated college! You have a diploma with your name on it and are now most likely being pushed into the deep end of the real world by your parents.  Do not be alarmed!  Pretty much every adult you know has been in your exact position and has survived. Get Money First […]

Read the full article →

How To Get A Better Paying Job

October 30, 2012

The federal minimum wage since 2009 is $7.25 per hour. If you already knew that because you see that rate on your paycheck, it’s time for a change, and I’m not talking about getting tips. The economy is tough, jobs are scarce, college graduates are unemployed and every headline sounds like economic doomsday is approaching. […]

Read the full article →

Sweet Jobs But Surprisingly Small Salaries

October 15, 2012

Here are some jobs that most people agree are cool jobs, but just don’t pay well. NFL Cheerleaders The beautiful women who get paid to smile and wave pom-poms on TV actually only earn $50-75 per game. After two preseason and eight regular season games, that’s just $500-750 for the year. So why take the job? […]

Read the full article →

Ten Lowest Paying Jobs (and better alternatives)

September 30, 2012

Millions of Americans are stuck in low-wage jobs, their career ambitions crushed under the weight of the need for a paycheck, any paycheck. However, Americans are known for resilience, and many will find at least one aspect of the job enjoyable. Here are the ten lowest-paying jobs in the US and alternatives that use the […]

Read the full article →

The Real Key to Getting a Job

September 14, 2012

Since Google pandalized my website related earnings, I’ve been looking to get back into the workforce and restart my financial career.  Having taken off 7 years to focus on blogging and online revenue generating projects, I have learned one thing about finding a job that I’d like to share in this post. The real key […]

Read the full article →

New Retirement Savings Guidelines

September 12, 2012

How much do you need to save to retire? According to Fidelity’s latest recommendations, eight times your annual income is the right amount of money to save for your retirement.  Specifically, here is what Fidelity had to say about saving for retirement: In the set of age-based targets released Wednesday, Fidelity says employees should have the equivalent of their […]

Read the full article →

Some Quick Resume Tips to Help You Stand Out

August 30, 2012

After not having interviewed for nearly 12 years, I’m back in the game and have some tips on how to help make your resume stand out.  Let me start by saying that my resumes have evolved quite rapidly over the past two months.  But more importantly, the response rate from employers to my resume have […]

Read the full article →

Keys To An Early Retirement

August 19, 2012

Retiring early is part of many people’s “dream life”. Sure, we spend the first twenty years of our lives preparing to work at a job (for the next thirty plus years), but the ultimate goal is to be able to do no work at all. While there are very obvious reasons that some people reach […]

Read the full article →

Money Saving Gadgets, Gear, Tools And Tips

July 30, 2012

How can a modern family or individual save money? Many people associate saving in this economy with sternness and expense. Those who read this article will not. Here’s how to waste less water, expend less electricity, and spend less money to get the same products. How Much Water? Low-Flow showerheads, faucets and toilets If your […]

Read the full article →

The Correlation Of Jobs That Pay Well Without Hard Labor

July 23, 2012

First and foremost, any job that will give you a desk and or cubicle is more likely to pay you pretty decently and is definitely going to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from hard labor. There isn’t much hard labor you can do in a 10 by 10 foot square box with […]

Read the full article →

Jobs That Work Well With Your College Schedule

July 13, 2012

So, you’re in college and you are looking for a job on the side, you know, because you’re an adult now and you want spending money. Or beer money, or spring break money. Whatever your financial needs, there are some great places to begin looking for jobs that you can hold while still being a […]

Read the full article →

Medical Career Salaries

July 6, 2012

There is no way to deny that the medical field is a booming industry and a great one to train for a job in, because jobs will always be available. If you can get a job in a hospital, it is generally thought that you are pretty set in terms of how much you make […]

Read the full article →

Best Jobs of the Future

July 3, 2012

A common trope told to students currently in college and high school is “many of the jobs that you will hold in your careers have not even been created yet.” While that is uplifting since there are not a lot of jobs open at the moment, it makes career planning extremely daunting and tricky. How […]

Read the full article →