I was recently given the opportunity to review a new book, which was officially released today on Amazon, The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins. Mr. Collins writes about money, life, travel, and business. His blog (which you can find HERE) has become wildly popular over the past few years and deserving so. The blog, initially written for […]
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Navigating the path to retirement is not easy! However, here at Straight Financial I try to help guide you on the straight path to financial freedom. May your interest be in getting out of debt, saving money, investing, retirement, or just flat out earning more, this blog I expect will have you covered. Just this […]
Unfortunately, credit cards get a bad reputation. Should they? It depends. When in the hands of an irresponsible individual, yes. However, when used appropriately, the benefits can mean hundreds of extra dollars in your pocket. In Kelly and I’s case, it means 2 round trip tickets to Paris this fall for FREE! All because instead of using […]
You never know when you will come across something that really rings a bell with you. This past weekend while my wife and I were watching TV, the movie Con Air came on. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a movie in which a bunch of criminals overtake a transport plane. Action packed, thrilling, and […]
It’s 12:30 pm on a Tuesday and the last thing you ate were some Cheerios early this morning. “Grumble grumble grumble.” You look down at your belly. Yep, that was your stomach letting you know it’s about that time. What time? LUNCH TIME! Instead of walking down the hall making your way to the break room to […]
Now that you know how to open an online brokerage account, one investment vehicle you may decide to invest in is a mutual fund. To put it simply, a mutual fund is a collection of funds from multiple investors, which are deployed and invested in stocks, bonds, or other asset classes. Mutual funds are created with an investment […]
After last week’s post in which I helped answer the question: “Should you pay down debt or invest?”, one frequently asked question kept coming up – how does one start investing? It’s actually easier than you think. The internet has made opening an online brokerage account extremely simple. Let’s find out how simple it is. […]
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting my in-laws down in Houston. Even better, we had special guests from Canada come in, two of Kelly’s aunts and uncle. Despite our car wanting to float away down the road due to the crazy flood we experienced, it was a blast! Stay safe Houston! Anyways, as you probably can […]
Kelly and I spent this past weekend in Oklahoma at a wonderful cabin near Broken Bow Lake. It was just what her and I needed. A getaway from the hustle and bustle of life and some much needed relaxation. On our way back home we stopped at a gas station to fill up. The pump stopped and […]
Now that you know what a 401(k) is and are front-loading it, what’s next? Begin funding your IRA! So, what is an IRA? Well, there are 2 types we will discuss: 1.) Traditional IRA 2.) ROTH IRA Generally speaking – What is an IRA? IRA stands for – Individual Retirement Arrangement. “Okay, but what does that […]
It’s been over a year now since Kelly and I cut the cord. Which cord you ask? The one connected to our cable box. We are no longer hostage to a ridiculous cable bill. If you remember my original post on this, which you can find HERE, we were on the verge of cutting the […]
Someday I’m going to learn how to change my own oil. I know its not hard, but it seems like every time I need an oil change, I find a coupon for $29 for someone else to do it. Lazy? You could probably say that. I like to blame it on being too busy to learn […]
$95,459.68! The amount of high interest student loans Kelly and I have, gulp. Yes……it is quite a lot to swallow. So, what did we do about it? Forming A Plan Of Attack Recently I have been thinking of ways to help crush this debt and keep us on the straight path to financial freedom. I spent countless hours researching […]
Right next to doing dishes – washing, drying, and folding clothes has got to be a close 2nd in terms of worst chore ever! Absolutely awful. I googled “front-loading” this morning and it came back with the images below. I’m going to guess this is what most of you think of when you hear or see the […]
Hello? “Hello, it’s me I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet To go over everything” -Adele Did Jimmy really just quote Adele…..? Yes I did. Just as Adele came back into our lives with a loud Hello, this is my HELLO to you all! Time flies when your having fun […]
If you are like most Americans, you pay way too much for cable TV. Raise your hand if you pay $50 a month? $100? Maybe even $150+? Recently, BusinessWeek.com noted that the average American pays $80 a month for cable TV. What does $80 get you – most likely a decent amount of channels. However, […]
This post is a two part series covering a large purchase I made recently. The first part goes into what led my wife and I into purchasing a new car instead of a used car. The second part details my tips and tricks for getting the best deal (research tips and negotiation tactics). If you […]
This post is a two part series covering a large purchase I made recently. The first part goes into what led my wife and I into purchasing a new car instead of a used car. The second part details my tips and tricks for getting the best deal (research tips and negotiation tactics). A few […]