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Conflicting Studies Reignite Minimum Wage Debate

While many presumed Seattle would serve as a test case for other cities looking to significantly increase their minimum wages (some of which have already passed similar laws), it's now clear that the data coming out of that experiment can't even be agreed upon. Because of this it will be...

Money at 30: Exploring Net Worth

Despite that minor setback, I nevertheless maintain that we're in good shape on the net worth and retirement fronts. More importantly, we continue to up our retirement contributions, which make up a large percentage of our net worth as is. So while I'm still a little hazy on whether we've...

4 Qualities That Make For a Great Entrepreneur

There are many aspects that ultimately make for a great entrepreneur. From work ethic to ability, every business owner will have their set of strengths and weaknesses that may help or hinder them. That said, if entrepreneurs can learn to be frugal, decisive, collaborative, and motived, chances are they'll be...

3 Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your 401(k)

It's never too early to start thinking about and saving for your retirement. One of the best tools for building up your retirement fund is to contribute to your employer's 401(k) plan. Furthermore, by enrolling as soon as you're eligible, ensuring you're receiving the most matching possible, and reevaluating your...

Money at 30: How I'm Saving Money This Summer

How are you saving money this summer? Between vacations, A/C, and the occasional (completely necessary) ice cream treat, summer is often one of the most expensive seasons, second only to the holidays. Kyle shares a few of his plans, to avoid some of the money pitfalls by throwing some business...

Starting Your Own Business? Take Care of These Things First

While it may be hard to know exactly when the right time is to make the leap and start your own company, there are a few things you'll want to take care of before finalizing your decision. By having a solid business plan in place, knowing your options for funding,...

Fed Hikes Rates While Inflation Stays Below Target

Just as our political times are proving to be quite interesting, our economic times are following suit with their unpredictability. While the Fed is clearly ready to declare the Great Recession dead and buried, the past still seems to be haunting them and playing a few tricks on their inflation...

Money at 30: Financial Lessons From My Father

With Father's Day approaching, Kyle shares three financial lessons he learned directly from his father... even if they took a while to truly stick.