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Author: Derek

What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a Car? (Is It Really 661?) Sweat is beading on your forehead—but you’re…

“Sign up for a credit card, get a free T-shirt!” called the vendor from behind the table. I was twenty-one—and…

I’m a personal finance expert. I’m supposed to be super smart about money.  These were our expenses in the last…

“I just can’t figure it out!—” That was Greg a few years back. He was frustrated—almost angry—about his finances.  Each…

A man reached out to me a few years ago—looking for help with his finances. I shot him an email…

I’ll never forget it. I was in a TJ Maxx looking for clothes that might fit my thin 6’8” frame…

Stashing money away for emergencies or future spending is always a great idea. But do the numbers reflect this wisdom…

“What career is right for me?” If you’re reading this, you’ve likely been asking yourself this exact question.  And, with…

My wife loves the idea of being sustainable (and healthy). Chickens have been the conversation as of late… “What if…

The 0% interest rate on Federal Student Loans come to an end on August 31st, 2022. At that point, interest…

Looking for reasons to pay off your mortgage early? But…are there people in your life telling you that it’s a…

Are we all doomed? Is there a stock market crash coming that will decimate the American nation like it did…

Mortgage loan rates have soared since their lows in 2021. It used to be you could get a 30-year mortgage…

What if you had 50 million dollars? What is the interest on 50 million dollars? Is it just an insane…

Are you looking to sell your house? If so, you’re probably asking the question, “Should you renovate before selling your…

Is it possible to be debt free by 30? Even debt free from a mortgage? I did it. I paid…

If you’re currently saying, “I don’t want to invest in the stock market right now” and it makes you uncomfortable,…

The S&P 500 has dropped 8.8% in April. Down nearly 15% from the record highs just a few months ago….

Do you dream of starting your own business? Of doing something you absolutely LOVE? Perhaps you want to set your…

We often hear about millionaires that are able to live off of interest and dividends during retirement. But what about…

Housing prices are through the roof. Mortgage loan rates are skyrocketing. And, it seems like available homes are still nowhere…

Even if you’re new to the investment game, you likely understand that your dollars can make you more dollars. And…

Webull Promotion Update: November 2022 Webull is a mobile-first brokerage platform that offers zero-fee or discount brokerage services. According to…

If you’ve looked into the market long enough, you’ve probably heard people talking about trading low float stocks. They usually…

So your portfolio is doing well, until it isn’t… The world takes a tumble, or a sector falls apart, and…