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“How To” Series

I love “How To” manuals. Being a step-by-step guy, I love it when someone puts ideas into a simple framework that is easy for me to understand and follow. That is what you will find in this series of “How To” posts.

Click on the link below to be directed to the particular article. I’ve listed them under the main category they cover. If you have any questions or would like me to write about a particular “How To” your interested in, please feel free to email me using the Contact Form.

Money – In General

How to Stop Making Bad Money Mistakes Again and Again


My 8 Step Method for Writing a Blog Post

How I Come Up With Blog Post Ideas

How to Write Great Content For Your Blog

How I Increased My Facebook Reach For Blog Posts by Over 700 Percent

How to Make $1,000 in a Month on the Side With a Blog


How to Make a Budget

How to Love Paying Bills and Going Christmas Shopping in 2014

How to Make a Zero-Based Budget in Three Easy Steps

College and Career

How to Choose a Career

The Basics of How to Pay for College

How to Pass the CPA Exam On the First Try

The Hidden Costs of College: How to Manage the Incidentals


How to Get Out of Debt


How to Set Goals

How to Develop a SPLASH Goal Plan

How to Tackle a Huge Looming Project


How to Pick a Good Mutual Fund

How to Handle a Lump Sum of Money

Real Estate

How to Avoid a Foreclosure When You Are Struggling Financially

How to Survive the Dark Side of Rental Real Estate

How Landlords Can Screen Out a Potential Problem Tenant

How to Make a Record of Your Home Inventory in Case of a Catastrophic Loss


How Couples Can End the Money Fights

How We Are Coping With the Family Rat Race

How to Determine If People Really Want Help With Money

How to Manage Your Side Hustle and Family Life So You Don’t Go Insane


How to Save One Thousand Dollars in a Month

How to Save Money Without Losing Track of What It’s For

How to Eliminate Overspending and “Gotcha” Moments


How Shopping For Shoes Changed My Financial Life

How to Enjoy a Life of Guilt Free Spending


How to Avoid Worrying About These IRS Audit Red Flags

How to Save Money and Cut Taxes by Hiring Your Kids


How to Make a Good Decision Every Time

How to Develop a Giving Plan

7 Popular Work at Home Schemes and How to Spot Them

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

How to Shop for Your Nerd On Valentine’s Day

How to Get the Most Out of Christmas

How Do You Handle Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments?

How to Play the “Take This Money – No Thanks – I Insist” Game

How to Bug Proof Your Home Inside and Out