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How to Choose a Financial Advisor

Do you need a financial advisor? You may think that just because don't have a lot of money yet, you don't. And even if you want a financial advisor, you may think it’s impossible to get a qualified advisor to work with you if you don't have six f … [Read more...]

Your Money Checklist

3,500 feet above the sleepy small towns of Maine's Oxford Hills, I nudged the yoke on the rickety old Cessna 152 and banked into a lazy left turn back toward the airport after the day's flying lesson. As much fun as I was having, I was relieved the … [Read more...]

Free Net Worth Spreadsheet

This post contains a free net worth tracking spreadsheet template for Microsoft Excel (.xlsx). Please enjoy it for your personal use. An explanation of net worth and why I use this spreadsheet follows the screenshot. As you may know, I'm not a … [Read more...]

The Start-Up That Thinks Quality Investment Advice Shouldn’t Just Be For Rich People

The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those w … [Read more...]

Your Money Ratios Book Review

As a financial writer, I try to do one thing above all else: Make intimidating financial topics easier to understand. Sometimes I succeed, often I fail, but my goal is always the same: Make managing your money simpler. So I am excited to review a … [Read more...]

Five “Forgotten” Financial Habits to Develop In Your Twenties

"I'm 25 and only make $30k a year. I've got student loans. I'm broke! Why should I care about investing?" I hear this all the time. When it comes to money, many of my peers (at least the ones not completely afraid of their finances) are concerned … [Read more...]

Financial Products You (Probably) Don’t Need

My twenty something friends sometimes ask me whether they should hire a financial advisor. Usually, they have just read an article or heard a high-pressure marketing spiel. The fact is, unless you have over $100,000 in investments, you don’t need a f … [Read more...]