We’re all in different stages of financial health, but to get a ‘passing grade’ from YoungMoneyFinance; young professionals should be sure they meet the following minimum requirements with their finances:

1) Make sure you have at least $1,000 set aside for emergencies.

Commonly called an “emergency fund”, this will help you sleep better... > Read More
If you haven’t seen the news recently, you probably missed seeing that Equifax, one of the big 3 credit reporting agencies, got hacked. Some 143 million Americans had their identities (name, address, SSN, etc) compromised. This is bad for a number of reasons, bad because a bunch of people’s information was stolen but also bad because it’s the credit... > Read More
I’ve recently been reading a book on mutual fund investing by John C Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. His book, “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” has really challenged what I thought I knew about investing in mutual funds and that way I encourage others to do so. For a while, I thought that returns was really... > Read More
In 2017, the maximum you can save in a tax deferred account is $5,500 for an IRA (individual retirement account) and $18,000 for a company sponsored retirement plan 401(k). While most of us are probably nowhere near saving that much for retirement, there are a few young professionals that are. I recently had the chance to sit down with... > Read More
Uber and Lyft have changed the way many of us commute. I haven’t taken a taxi in ages and ridesharing options like Uber/Lyft provide a quick, convenient and affordable alternative to taxis. Uber/Lyfts are generally clean, the driver friendly and the ease of paying and/or splitting fares is awesome. When in need, taking an Uber/Lyft is a no-brainer. There... > Read More