Understanding the basics of money principles is always a great place to start making your life… Financially Simple.

June 4, 2018
summer job pay taxes

Do I Have to Pay Taxes at a Summer Job? Tax Tips for Teens

It’s great that you are getting a summer job! But when you’re anticipating getting that first paycheck you might be wondering to yourself “do I have to pay taxes at a summer job?” Even a part-timer like you is expected to pay the US Government their due. Yes, life is not always as Financially Simple as we would like. Here is some helpful info dealing with taxes for specific summer jobs:
May 31, 2018

What is an IRA?

With close to 65% of Americans failing at saving for retirement, perhaps one of the reasons why is that they don’t understand the investment choices that are available. For example, just the other day I had a young investor call me and ask, “Justin, what is an IRA?” Maybe you’ve wondered that very same thing. Well today, we’re examining the details of IRA’s for you.
May 3, 2018
Financial Games for Kids

9 Financial Games for Kids That Teach Monetary Principles

It is hard to believe one of the most important aspects pertaining to our kids’ future is often overlooked: learning about finances! Since these life-changing concepts are not adequately covered in schools (in my opinion), that job falls on us parents! One great (and fun) way is by playing financial games for kids. These games will expose them to the rules they will encounter during banking and managing money as they grow up. The best part—when playing these money-related games, they can take financial risks without being penalized. Spring and summer trips are a great time to snatch up one or more and get your kids’ financially simple education started!
February 16, 2018
inheritance

I Just Inherited Money! Now What?

Have you ever been the beneficiary of a nice little sum of money or some other inheritance? If so, you know deciding what to do with inherited money can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ideas on what to do with the unexpected cash — HINT: these tips can also be a good way to make use of your tax return if you get one!  
February 5, 2018

The Best Financial Books Ever! A Certified Financial Planner’s Must-Read List

Building wealth isn’t rocket science, but it does take some effort to understand the dos and don’ts that will get you where you want to be. As a Certified Financial Planner, I am giving you the list of the best financial books… my top five books about understanding money that I recommend to friends, family, clients, or anyone that asks my advice.
January 29, 2018
What is a Shell Corporation?

What is a Shell Corporation?

Today, I’m sharing a fun little insight with you. I’m a visual kinda guy and thought this might help you see things through my eyes! Trust me, I know that can be scary! But you’ll like this one! I’ll be explaining the question: “what is a shell corporation?”