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My Struggles Getting Into The Financial Services Industry

My Struggles Getting Into The Financial Services Industry

From a young age, I knew I would work in the financial services industry. I wanted to become a writer, a coach, a speaker, or a financial planner. I had a BIG desire to help people, most likely because of the pain I experienced in my childhood. In high school, my...

I Just Quit My Job

I Just Quit My Job

Today's blog post will be short and sweet. For the past year and a half, I've been working for a Registered Investment Advisor as a Financial Planner in Texas. Today, I'm announcing that I recently just quit my job. It wasn't an easy decision to quit because I've put...

ChooseFI Book Review: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

ChooseFI Book Review: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

I remember the first time I learned the difference between an asset and a liability. Sitting on the couch as a young teenager, I wanted to share my new-found knowledge with my mother. I explained to her the difference between the two knowing that she would be proud of...

Today Is Our 5 Year Proposal Anniversary

Today Is Our 5 Year Proposal Anniversary

My wife Kenzie and I got engaged 5 years ago today! What's even crazier is we dated for nearly 5 years before we got married. Now, here we are with an 18-month child, a mortgage, and a lot more responsibility. We started dating in high school. I was going into my...

How to Set Financial Goals and Actually Reach Them

How to Set Financial Goals and Actually Reach Them

Imagine taking a trip. You don’t simply get in the car and start driving. You need a destination and Google maps to guide you. Otherwise, how do you know when you've arrived? Having clear set financial goals will guide you to your financial...

Here’s What Happened at FinCon 2019

Here’s What Happened at FinCon 2019

FinCon 2019 is where money and media meet. This was the second year I attended the conference. They've been bringing together personal finance content creators for the past decade — bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, financial planners and financial coaches all...

How To Read A Credit Report

How To Read A Credit Report

Once you know how to read a credit report, you'll have a better sense of what to look for. The credit report.  Most people know it exists, but few know how to find it — for free.  You have a different credit report at each of the 3 national credit bureaus:...

Why I Stopped Trying to Pursue Financial Freedom

Why I Stopped Trying to Pursue Financial Freedom

Growing up, we didn't have much. One of my biggest desires was to one day be financially free.  I read books as a teenager that mentioned how to become a millionaire and live the life of your dreams.  I believed if I became financially free...

Money Management

Using the Money Jars System to Manage Your Money

Using the Money Jars System to Manage Your Money

Let's be honest, there are hundreds of ways to manage your money. But today, I'm going to tell you why the money jars system that I use to manage my money is the most effective. I tried the cash envelope system (which became messy), I tried saving everything in one...

Qube Money Lifetime Memberships On Sale!

Qube Money Lifetime Memberships On Sale!

Because of the way Kenzie and I manage our money, we've never been able to find the perfect solution to budget easily in our digital world. It's always been a little bit difficult. Having multiple bank accounts for different purposes works, but sometimes it sucks. I...

[BIG NEWS!] I Decided to Join the Qube Money Team!

[BIG NEWS!] I Decided to Join the Qube Money Team!

I mentioned two weeks ago that I quit my job as a financial planner. I had a bunch of people reach out and ask me what was happening! I'm excited to share the new chapter of our lives with you! The new opportunity is with a fin-tech start-up company based out of...

Debt Free

Five Must-Have Insurance Policies

You need insurance. Here are 5 policies that you need. Shop carefully, read the policies, and make sure you understand the coverage and the cost.

How to Hack College – 4 Ways to Graduate Debt Free

How to Hack College – 4 Ways to Graduate Debt Free

Today, I'm going to share 4 strategies I used to graduate with a bachelor's degree debt-free.  Last week, I wrote a post on ways to pay off your student loans. This is part two of that post on how to avoid taking out loans in the first place. There are many...

Lower Expenses

The Economic Impact of a Mother

The Economic Impact of a Mother

So, how impactful are mothers, and what’s their impact on the economy? I’m sharing a video with you that will explain exactly what I’m talking about.

Super Bowl 2019 Consumer Fun Facts

Super Bowl 2019 Consumer Fun Facts

Well, that was a boring game. Tom Brady does deserve some respect though. No one has done what he has done and I love watching professional athletes perform at a high level and what he's been able to do is incredible.  With a viewership of the Super...

High Savings Rate

We Bought a House!

We Bought a House!

We bought a house and finally became homeowners! It's been our goal for a few years to buy a house. We were pretty dead set on purchasing a house two years ago but didn’t end up doing that. We met with a few lenders to get prequalified so we could start shopping...

4 Ways to Save Money This Summer

4 Ways to Save Money This Summer

Summer is the time of year when most people spend more. With the warm weather and kids being out of school, we have more time to do stuff and vacation becomes a top priority. Save money this summer by doing these four things. 1) Save money on...

Minimalist Lifestyle

Multiple Income Streams

The Ultimate Guide to Making Side Income in 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Making Side Income in 2019

I started Simplifinances to help you simplify your personal finances and make extra side income. This list of side income ideas is in no way meant to complicate them. But it's a big list.  It covers everything from making quick side income to creating a long term side...

Investing

5 Tips for Investing in IPOs

5 Tips for Investing in IPOs

Last week was a busy week as far as new companies going public.  What is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)? When a privately held company starts selling stock to outside investors, making it a public company. As small companies start...

Should I Set Up a 529 College Savings Plan for My Child?

Should I Set Up a 529 College Savings Plan for My Child?

It was early on a Tuesday morning. June 21st. My birthday. My wife had a gift for me and told me I had to open it before I went to work. I told her it's ok, I'll just open it with the other gifts after I get home from work. She looked at me and said, "no Scott,...

Financial Independence

ChooseFI Book Review: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

ChooseFI Book Review: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

I remember the first time I learned the difference between an asset and a liability. Sitting on the couch as a young teenager, I wanted to share my new-found knowledge with my mother. I explained to her the difference between the two knowing that she would be proud of...

Here’s What Happened at FinCon 2019

Here’s What Happened at FinCon 2019

FinCon 2019 is where money and media meet. This was the second year I attended the conference. They've been bringing together personal finance content creators for the past decade — bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, financial planners and financial coaches all...

How the FaceApp Could Help You Save For Retirement

How the FaceApp Could Help You Save For Retirement

If you took a picture of your face with the FaceApp, the Russians now basically own you. Let’s just say you made a big mistake. But it’s over now and there’s nothing you can do about it. Now that that's out of the way... Let's discuss the positive impact the FaceApp...

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