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Why Parents Shouldn’t Pay For College

by Elle Martinez
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So Monday was about some reasons parents choose to pay for their kids’ college. For some parents, they have been planning on this as soon their kids were born and they have worked hard to give this gift. Why Parents Shouldn’t Pay For College Now on the other side is the debate, there are just […]

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Should Parents Pay for College?

by Elle Martinez
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There are many parent debating whether or not they should pay for college for their children. For us, we’re a bit divided. My husband and I want to have a bit of money to help out with college, but we don’t want to give an unlimited line of credit. We’ve discussed this before as well. […]

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Don’t Go Broke Fixing Your Car!

by Elle Martinez
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I mentioned that maintaining your car is financially important as car emergencies can ruin a family’s budget quite easily. For couples looking at paying down debt, investing more for their future, or saving up for a paid for vacation, it can be incredibly frustrating to see huge expenses come up with their cars. Every Car […]

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Net Worth Review: Wrapping Up the Debt Movement

by Elle Martinez
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At the beginning of the month we examine last month’s finances and see how it’s affected our net worth. The purpose of the net worth reviews is to give us a regular system to look at our accounts, see what’s changed, and analyze what went well and what we need to work on. April was a month […]

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Rolling Over My Retirement Accounts Into Vanguard

by Elle Martinez
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Whether you two are new to investing or you’re looking to optimize your current investment plans, I hope this week’s articles help both of you build your family’s net worth. Like I mentioned Monday, we’re getting our retirement system optimized and that included opening a retirement account in 20 minutes with Betterment. It was easy to set […]

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How to Set Up Your Retirement Accounts in 20 Minutes

by Elle Martinez
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Retirement can seem intimating to some as they are planning their investments. With so many options out there with different brokerages and different investment vehicles, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. I want you to know that it is possible to get started with investing, even if you don’t have a huge amount. To show you how […]

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How Much of the Student Loan Have We’ve Paid Off?

by Elle Martinez
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It’s been a bit since I shared our student loan balance and since there is a new provider, I’ll updated you on how things are going. There is change with payments that the new loan service provider notified me about this week. When we were with the old student loan service provider, when we made […]

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