Surviving Disney World In August

This year we took a family vacation to Disney World in August with our 4 kids ages 5, 7, 9, and 15 for 6 days.  My sister and her 4 year old daughter flew in from California and joined us as well.  Here’s what we did to make this trip …

Reflections On 5 Years Of Blogging

5 years ago I started this blog to give myself a voice on personal finance and to continue my education on personal finance.  Now 320+ articles and 410,000+ words later I have built a website that I’m super proud that helps over 200,000 people a year. I am very thankful …

Why Do We Pay Taxes? A Complete Guide

  Why do we pay taxes when the United States didn’t even have an income tax before 1913? Why do we pay taxes for property we already paid for every year? Why do we pay taxes to both the federal government and the state government?  Why do we pay taxes …

How Much Should I Save Each Month

The answer to the question “How much should I save each month” is based on what goals you have.  Are you saving for the down payment on a house? Are you saving for retirement? Do you plan to retire early? There are many factors involved in deciding how much money …