USE CAUTION – We’ve heard numerous reports of phone fraudsters claiming to be from Apple, the Geek Squad at Best Buy, and Amazon. The callers are very persuasive and tell a story about needing to get remote access to your computer in order to fix a ‘problem’. Hang up on them. Unless you have made the initial contact, never share your personal information with anyone or allow them access to your computer.
Where do young parents go to learn about getting rid of debt and building wealth? To the world of Marriage, Kids and Money of course!
Andy Hill is a father of two who learned hard financial lessons early on in life when he purchased a home he couldn’t really afford at age 22. He was thrilled to have achieved the American Dream at such a young age, but soon realized that his $200,000 investment was going to eat up 70% of his monthly after-tax income. To make matters worse, the house started requiring expensive repairs, forcing Hill to take out a HELOC against his home just to keep pace with his living expenses. Eventually, he decided to sell the home, barely breaking even with its initial price. This costly mistake was the catalyst that spurred Hill onto his journey toward financial wellness and empowerment.
Today, Hill and his family are in a completely different place. As part of their struggle to gain financial freedom, the Hills have reached the following remarkable goals:
Paying off $48,032 of debt in one year
Paying off a $195,000 mortgage in less than four years
Increasing net worth from -$50,000 to $750,000 in eight years
On his blog, podcast and online platforms, Hill shares his hard-won tips and advice for achieving and maintaining financial wellness while raising a family. The award-winning blogger and influencer has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, Market Watch and NBC News. His message of financial empowerment has resonated with thousands of followers across the country.
You can check out Hill’s blog to read about his financial journey and timeless advice, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, and/or like his posts on Facebook.
How to Negotiate Salary for Your First Job
A critical part of your job search is salary negotiation, but if you’re new to the job market you might be feeling intimidated. Be sure you pick the right time, do your research and find out a benchmark for your salary offer, and research the company. Look at the full scope of the offer and practice negotiating with friends. Continue reading →
4 Ways to Bring Your Kitchen to Life
Your kitchen is the hardest-working room in your home, and it might be showing some wear. You can remodel it without breaking the bank! Once you know your budget, start with the cabinets. Swap out your sink, then give it a finishing touch with new countertops. Best of all, this kind of upgrade gives you a great return when you sell your house! Continue reading →
Hard Questions about Death and Finances
None of us likes to think about a loved one dying, but it happens, and if the proper steps haven’t been taken beforehand there can be a financial nightmare on top of the emotional trauma. It’s best to consult an attorney to make sure all the details are covered properly! Continue reading →