Boring is Good for You

Boring is Good for You

In the nerdy world of money management, financial advisors are apt to use all sorts of over-the-top jargon. I’ll spare you by not listing every piece of jargon here (because that would bore you to death). But to help me illustrate a point, I do want to talk about one nerdy term. Forgive me while…
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Stock Market Crash Around the Corner?

Stock Market Crash Around the Corner?

The U.S. Stock Market has recovered swimmingly since the great recession – so well that people are saying that stocks are too expensive. Some even say we’re due for a severe market correction – or even worse: a stock market crash. Eventually, this prediction which will come true. But, when will stocks drop? Unfortunately, it’s impossible…
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These 3 Things are More Important than a 529 College Savings Plan

These 3 Things are More Important than a 529 College Savings Plan

529 college savings plans are important. But, they are not the most important thing new parents need to be thinking about. Speaking of new parents, it seems like everyone in my life is having kids. This includes: My brother My cousin My cousin-in-law Fellow professionals in the Financial Planning Association Friends from college My wife’s friends from…
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The Secret to Saving More Money: Tracking Your Spending

The Secret to Saving More Money: Tracking Your Spending

Consider this: You’re on vacation with your family at Lake Titicaca. It’s hot out. So, you decide to jump in the lake. But, before you do, you spot a sign. The sign reads: Caution! Giant killer eels in the lake. They will eat you for breakfast and not even think twice about it. Stay out…
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Income-Driven Repayment & How to Hack Your Student Loans

Income-Driven Repayment & How to Hack Your Student Loans

Student loans got you down? If so, you can get in line with the other 44 million Americans. Fortunately, there are a few strategies you can use to not only lower your income-driven student loan payments (aka income-driven repayment) but save buckets of money, too! In case you don’t know what I’m talking about here,…
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Don’t Buy a Home in San Diego – Rent Instead

Don’t Buy a Home in San Diego – Rent Instead

As a San Diego homeowner and self-proclaimed financial planning nerd, please allow me to share my thoughts on San Diego real estate. Let me begin by saying: I love getting a good deal. That’s why I shop at Costco, put low-ball offers on used items on eBay, and scrounge Craigslist for free stuff. I do this…
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