The Tax Man Cometh

Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  True dat, Mr. Franklin.  True dat.  Now that tax season is upon us, I thought it would be interesting to write about our taxes, specifically how we try to SAVE money.  Since I’m still in the … Read more

Little Random Guy’s College Savings Plan

Having a kid is expensive!  According to a publication in January, 2017 by the USDA, parents are projected to spend $233,610 to raise a child to the age of 17.  This amount doesn’t include college or post-graduate educational costs.  Yikes!  If you factor in college tuition and expenses, that total could easily climb to $300,000 … Read more

Invest or Pay Off Student Loans: A Closer Look at the Numbers

One of the most pondered questions in personal finance is whether you should pay off low interest debt quickly or take the extra money and invest it.  While the discussion usually revolves around the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage quickly, for this post I’ll focus on another common scenario with which I’m … Read more