Elf and Fee Spotters United! Fees, Fees, beware of FEES!

I'd like to call to order the 1st Annual Elf and Fee Spotters United meeting.  Today we will be talking about the latest elf spotting (insert short Trooper jokes here) and paying attention to the fees that are killing your portfolio's future returns.  I would love to say that both elf spotters and investment fees … Continue reading Elf and Fee Spotters United! Fees, Fees, beware of FEES!

Travel Rewards: Did it work? Yes! We saved $3,372!

My family and I just returned from a pretty successful vacation to San Diego, California with a day at Disneyland thrown in there.  I say "pretty" successful because flying cross country and staying at two hotels with a four year old and an almost 18 month old was not a walk in the park... lesson … Continue reading Travel Rewards: Did it work? Yes! We saved $3,372!

The POWER of the 457b!

Attention Public Sector Employees: More than likely YOU are eligible to contribute to a retirement savings plan that has the advantage to make early retirement easy!  Listen up teachers, firefighters, TROOPERS and other public sector employees! Some basics first... Retirement savings in the forms of 401k, 457b, or 403b are pretty similar.  These savings options are plans … Continue reading The POWER of the 457b!

To Be (in), or Not to Be (in)… Cryptocurrency

Jack Bogle is the founder of Vanguard and the father of Index Investing, I consider him the "Dave Ramsey" of the investing world.  He's trustworthy, intelligent and could have made unbelievably amounts of money by charging high fees on his awesome product (Vanguard Index Funds).  Instead he keeps fees low and is of the opinion … Continue reading To Be (in), or Not to Be (in)… Cryptocurrency