• Your 7 Financial Priorities

    Before getting into any personal finance nitty-gritty, your first step is to evaluate your current financial standing. Are you Scrooge McDuck swimming in hard cash or are you on the verge of selling your kidney to pay off some debt? After we nail this down, you’ll learn the seve financial priorities you should use as your financial roadmap.

  • What to Do After a Car Accident

    No one pulls out of their driveway expecting to get into a car accident. But like the Boy Scouts, you should always be prepared. Here are the critical, potentially lifesaving steps you should take upon experiencing that dreaded crunch.

  • Taxes for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know for 2021

    Yes, I get it: not your favorite topic. Taxes are neither thrilling nor simple, so naturally, like your mistake of an ex, most people want as little to do with them as possible. But as your favorite CPA, I’m going to make this easy for you. I’ll avoid all the technical jargon to give you the most important information in a way you can understand and remember.

  • The Fed & Interest Rates: The Impact on You

    Chances are you’ve heard that the Federal Reserve has drastically cut interest rates to counteract the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But what does this mean? And how does this impact you? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Traditional vs Roth IRA: Which to Choose

    Traditional vs Roth: a heavyweight battle the likes of Ali vs Frazier, Marvel vs DC and the chicken vs the egg. This post makes the traditional vs Roth decision for IRA plans as easy as possible.

  • Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Flying right now is a double-edged sword. On one hand, no one wants to get sick—that is, other than those Florida spring breakers who inconceivably couldn’t have cared less. On the other hand, the lack of demand for flying has pushed fares to record-low prices. If you plan to roll the dice and fly during the pandemic, here’s what to know before booking.

  • What to Do When You Get Pulled Over

    The flash of red and blue lights in your review mirror and concurrent siren will assuredly make your heart sink, palms sweat and mind panic. The rush of emotions can also stir all sorts of confusion on how to handle the situation. This post walks you through how to handle routine traffic stops.

  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Basics

    Here in the great US of A, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is as American as hot dogs, bourbon and cut-off tees. Yet fewer than one third of Americans have opened an IRA, and less than one fifth actually contribute to one (insert face palm). An IRA has great perks: this is what you need to know to take advantage of them.

Welcome to Real World Made Easy

Wouldn’t it be great if everything you absolutely needed to know was located in one place? Look no further: welcome to Real World Made Easy. This is your one resource for everything you absolutely need to know.

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Traditional vs Roth: Which Should You Choose?

We arrive at the major debate—no, not Trump vs Biden or which way to hang toilet paper. This one shouldn’t get people all riled up: should you choose a traditional or Roth work retirement plan? This post makes the traditional or Roth decision for employer-sponsored retirement plans as easy as possible.

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U.S. Election Process Explained

After that mess of a 2020 general election, you may want a breather from any sort of US election. Nevertheless, are you aware of the next key elections, even before the next general election in 2024? What about differences between primaries and caucuses, voting differences by state, and the purpose of the Electoral College? If you’re uneasy about any of these topics, this post has you covered.

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What to Do If Pulled Over for DUI

Never, ever, ever drink and drive. A DUI will change your life forever: the $10,000+ price tag attached to a DUI pales in comparison to the irrevocable damage to your career, your reputation and, most importantly, the lives of those driving on roads. But if you’ve been drinking—or are under the influence of drugs—and selfishly get behind the wheel, here’s what to do if you get pulled over.

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