Paycheck Breakdown: Are salaried positions better than hourly positions?

Paycheck Breakdown: Are salaried positions better than hourly positions?

By Kat

On average, Americans spend one-third of their lives working, which is why job satisfaction is always such a hot topic. No one should spend 30 years unhappy, working a dead-end job. Work and play don’t have to be synonymous, but finding a career where you feel your time is well-spent is a major key to…

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3 Ways to Make Your Retirement Planning Stress-Free

3 Ways to Make Your Retirement Planning Stress-Free

By Andrew

Unfortunately, retirement planning typically isn’t a top priority for most of today’s workforce; mortgage and debt repayment tend to be the more important financial priorities for many. However, when you are tied to debt or considered with other financial goals, retirement may seem like an uncomfortable time marked by financial stress and a decrease in…

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Saving for a Down Payment: Why it’s Best to Start Young

Saving for a Down Payment: Why it’s Best to Start Young

By Andrew

  If you’re a young adult, there’s probably a lot on your mind. Whether you’re transitioning from college to the workforce, moving to a new city, signing your first lease, or all of the above, there’s no denying that you are in the midst of a chaotic season. And with so much else on your…

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3 Things Every Fiscally Responsible Millennial Should Already be Doing

3 Things Every Fiscally Responsible Millennial Should Already be Doing

By Kat

If you’re a millennial, you know that our generation, in particular, gets a bad rap. In recent years millennials have been labeled lazy, financially illiterate, and perhaps worst of all, as the “me generation.” And to make matters worse, each of these negative stereotypes translates into false expectations for millennial behavior. Expectations about what they…

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When costs add up: what’s the most expensive sport for kids to play?

When costs add up: what’s the most expensive sport for kids to play?

By Kat

All sorts of costs are associated with playing and watching sports but what’s the real difference, cost-wise, of being a fan compared with the cost of being a player. Some sports are more expensive to play, while a night out at the ball game could cost nearly as much as a whole season playing. It’s…

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How to Cut Back and Save in the New Year

How to Cut Back and Save in the New Year

By Kat

No matter your age or income level, we’re all guilty of spending irresponsibly at some point in our lives. Truth be told, you could be the most fiscally responsible individual out there and still make poor decisions. We’re only human. For the new year, among the many other possible resolutions you may have mustered up,…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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