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One of the most important decisions anyone can make is who you choose to spend your life with. Marriage impacts us emotionally, socially, legally, financially, and in so many other ways. While the divorce rate in America is dropping, so is the marriage rate. That means married couples understand marriage is important, we might not … Continue reading “The Top 3 Reasons Marriages End (And How to Prevent It) – with Kimberly Holmes”
Rachel from Chicago has a question about saving up for her home down payment. Hey Andy! My husband and I are trying to save for a down payment on a house. We are pretty good at living within our means. Any advice on how to make this easier, smarter, more fun?!
Adam from Tampa is skeptical about working with a financial advisor and wants to know how to invest on his own. Andy, I have a hard question for you. For most of my life, I have been told what to do with my money. I had a family member work for Morgan Stanley and he … Continue reading “Investing On Your Own Without a Financial Advisor”
One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman Show. (Yes, I used to DVR it). There was this fun segment where someone would call in and Suze would analyze that person’s financial health and give them a grade. It was called How Am I Doing? One term that … Continue reading “How to Increase Your Net Worth by $900,000 in 9 Years”
During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot. She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”
On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid convenience store. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make. After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Independence”