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Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It’s that special time of year, where summer is coming to a close and the school bells are ringing. Every year, the National Center for Educational Statistics, approximates that over 4,000,000 college degrees are conferred in the United States each year. One thing a...
Family Fun

Family Fun

The United States Department of Agriculture has estimated the cost of raising a child to age 17 is $233,610 in today’s dollars. The cost will only increase over time due to inflation, which is about 2% in a normal inflationary period. There are three areas that...
Hang It on the Wall

Hang It on the Wall

Back in 2012, I walked across a stage in a gown and received my hard-earned college degree. With this degree in hand, the world became my oyster but for some it became a burden that just won’t go away. According to Sofi, “Americans owe over $1.6 trillion on their...
Painting With a Purpose

Painting With a Purpose

To master a skill, Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says it could take up to 10,000 hours. Which can be broken down to about 9 years (practicing 4 hours each day and at least 5 days per week). This is how I have felt these past few years studying for the...
Mi Casa, Su Casa

Mi Casa, Su Casa

Mi Casa, Su Casa Apartments.com states that the average apartments rent increases by 3.18% each year. This means on a $1,000 monthly payment ($12,000/year) the new rent payment amount for the exact same apartment, would be $1,031.80 per month ($12,381.60/year). While...
Suns Out Guns Out

Suns Out Guns Out

The US Department of Health & Human Services have estimated that between the ages 18-44 spend on average $2,985 each year on their health, ages 45-64 spend on average $6,406 each year and ages 65+ spend on average $11,316 each year. With the summer months coming...