Real World Common Cents

Good Debt, Bad Debt

Nothing is more exciting than showing an investor when they will become a millionaire. Faces light up when they see the student loans disappear into the horizon or when dreams of a lake house take shape. This sounds great, but it can feel impossible when everyone from everywhere is always talking about debt and trying to get rid of it.

Eighth Wonder of the World

Albert Einstein said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.” Delaying the start of your financial plan can cost you dearly.

How To Save $100,000 In Less Than 3 Years

It’s hard to think about life beyond just a few years out. Maybe it feels futile to save and invest when it will only be a few hundred dollars at a time.

Is now still a good time for a Roth IRA?

This question was posed to me by a friend the other week on the golf course. My immediate response was, it’s always a good time for a Roth.

How To Budget $150,000

Everyone has a different salary, lives in a different part of the country and in short, is different. Building a budget is a unique process for everyone. This doesn’t mean you can’t follow some basic rules, rules that can be applied to any income level.


Financial Planting

It’s that time of year again. Clean out the gardens and think, what do I want to pick from the garden in August?

Your Portfolio's MVP

This year the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. As a lifelong fan, it has made the years of frustration worth it.


I Know What To Do, I Just Need To Do it

I know what to do, I just need to do it. We hear this all the time. Read on to find out about strategies you can use in order to meet your savings goals.

18 Things to do in 2018

Stop what you're doing and get started on this list of 18 Things to do in 2018.

Be Thankful For Your Harvest

Investing is easy, all you have to do is buy low and sell high right? Right, except that is not what the average investor does.