The 7 People You Should Be Talking with About Your Finances

Phroogies Talking About Money

The following blog post is part of the The Road to Financial Wellness Blog Tour. Over a period of 30 days, the Phroogal team will go to 30 locations to raise awareness about financial empowerment. Today they will be in Dallas! Our goal is to help people learn about money by starting the conversation. We […]

Here’s Why You Need Travel Insurance

Are you planning your big vacation for this summer? As you do, make sure to include travel insurance. There are plenty of affordable options that can give you peace of mind on any trip you take. Read this article to find out which works best for you.

Planning a vacation is supposed to be fun, which means many travelers neglect to consider travel insurance. After all, why would you spend your time thinking about the possibility of travel mishaps when you could be selecting itineraries, mapping out walking tours, or deciding which tropical drinks you’ll be enjoying on the beach? But just […]

10 Meaningful and Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

The most meaningful and unique wedding gifts don't have to be expensive. Check out this list of 5 great ideas for frugal wedding gifts that will mean a lot to any couple. Wedding season is coming, so be prepared!

Every spring and summer, it can feel like every couple you know all decide to get married around the same time. Once you’ve received the third or fourth wedding invitation in a season, it’s natural to wonder how on earth you are going to afford to attend each wedding and give a nice gift. This […]

The Best Robo Advisors of 2015 for Automated Investing

The introduction of robo-advisors has helped more people get into investing and save for their future without the costs of standard financial advisory services.

Investing should be for everyone. The introduction of robo-advisors has helped more people get into investing and save for their future without the costs of standard financial advisory services.  In December of 2014, according to a study by Corporate Insight, robo-advisors were managing about $19 billion dollars. That’s no small number! According to the same study […]

Best Jobs for Stay-At-Home Moms (and Dads!)

Do you stay at home? Do you want to make some extra cash while taking care of your kiddos? Here are 6 of the best jobs you can do from home to start earning the extra income you need.

So you’ve decided you want to stay at home with the kids! The only question now is how you’re going to keep the little tykes fed and clothed while you’re enjoying your time with them. The era of a one-income family being enough to provide for Mom, Dad and kids (and save for college) is […]

6 Gifts That Actually Help to Launch Graduates

Best (Intangible) Gifts for Graduates This Spring: Check out these 6 great ideas for gifts for all the graduates in your life. Instead of buying a gift, these intangible gifts will last a lifetime. All 6 ideas will create a healthy financial future for your grad.

It’s that time of year again. Graduation season is in full swing, and everywhere you look there are top ten lists telling you the best gift you can give the graduate in your life. While it’s always nice to receive presents, particularly when they commemorate the hard work necessary to earn a diploma or a […]

Top Investing and Personal Finance Startups We’re Excited to See at #Finovate Spring 2015

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This week I’m excited to be attending my first #Finovate – the conference for the future of Financial Technology (FinTech). I’ll get to see some of the newest technology startups catering to your needs in personal finance and investing. I’ve had a chance to review the full list of companies demoing and here’s who I’m […]

3 Advanced-Level Travel Hacking Tips We Learned at Frequent Traveler University

Necker Island Room

Wow. My head is still spinning after spending last weekend with those that are truly miles and points obsessed. I had the privilege of attending my first Frequent Traveler University (FTU) this weekend at the Hyatt Regency DFW. I have been “playing” the loyalty game for over four years now. So, it was an awesome […]

Citi ThankYou Premier Card Review – 50,000 ThankYou Points BONUS

Citi ThankYou Premier Card Art

There was a time not too long ago where a bonus like the one Citi has just launched would be accompanied by similar ones from other issuers.  However in the last few months; credit card bonuses have become few and far between, thus making the 50,000 bonus ThankYou points the Citi ThankYou Premier Card is offering […]

What If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes This Year?

What to Do if I Cant Pay My Taxes?

It’s been an eventful few years with the IRS taking on major companies and even countries to recover taxes and penalties owed by businesses and individuals.  With the economy sluggish, and tax revenues falling, the IRS and many State governments are trying to close the tax gap (the difference between taxes owed and taxes paid) […]

Is Venmo Safe? And Why Are All the Cool Kids Using It to Share Money?

Millenial Using Venmo to Exchange Money

Despite the fact I blew out 36 candles on my last birthday cake and I have been unable to identify most of the “celebrities” on the covers of magazines for at least ten years, I still tend to think of myself as a young and with-it individual who has her fingers on the pulse of […]

Citi Simplicty Card NEW 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

Citi Simplicity Card Big

Now that I have a high enough credit score to take advantage of certain deals, I’ve been hard at work piling up the rewards.  My wife and I have had a lot of expenses in the last few months (between a sick puppy and an October due baby girl) and while I’ve been able to […]