Finance

Financial troubles can quickly spiral out of control and disrupt an otherwise healthy and balanced lifestyle. I share some of the investment- and savings techniques that have worked for my family.

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Five Minimalist Secrets to Saving Money [Sponsored]

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

A lot of people become minimalists to save money, to break poor habits, or simply to refocus their lives on non-material pursuits. Today we are going to discuss how it can help you to save money. There are many ways to adopt a minimalist approach to life and incorporate habits that cultivate frugality for…(Read More)

Holiday gift ideas for husbands

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

If you are anything like my wife, who struggles with deciding what to give me for Christmas or my birthday and who ignores me every year when I say “I don’t need anything Mi Amor,” this list of holiday gift ideas for husbands is for you. I am pretty simple when it comes to…(Read More)

Quicken 2016 for Mac worth the Upgrade?

Published on - Updated on Feb 15, 2018 by Michael Kummer

In the past few years, Intuit has done an incredibly awful job positioning Quicken, its personal finance software, on the Mac. Despite my experience with Quicken Essentials and Quicken 2015, I decided to upgrade to Quicken 2016. In this post I’ll share my first impression of the latest version and tell you if the…(Read More)

How to protect real estate investment property

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

In this post, I’ll share my strategy on how to protect a real estate investment property. Ever since I started investing in real estate, more specifically residential rental properties, I was looking for ways to reduce risk and to protect myself for when something goes wrong. In the US, anyone can sue anyone for…(Read More)

2017 Top credit cards based on personal experience

Published on - Updated on Oct 24, 2017 by Michael Kummer

Using credit cards can have a lot of benefits, but you have to pick the right cards. In this article, I will show you my personal 2017 top credit cards that I have used for the past couple of years. The dangers of credit cards A credit card can be your friend, but for many…(Read More)

Stocks vs. Real estate investing – what offers better returns?

Published on - Updated on Feb 15, 2018 by Michael Kummer

If you have been seriously thinking about your investment strategy, I’m sure one question has crossed your mind: Is it better to invest in stocks vs. real estate? In this article, I will share my experience as an investor in both stocks and real estate. Stocks vs. Real Estate While I don’t think…(Read More)

Excel spreadsheet to estimate federal and state income taxes

Published on - Updated on Feb 19, 2018 by Michael Kummer

If you are looking to find out if you will get a tax refund or if you owe money this year, here is a simple Excel spreadsheet that can help you estimate federal and state income taxes before you file your return. Despite being an impulsive buyer, I consider myself financially responsible. So besides keeping…(Read More)