Bundle of moving boxes.

There are many costs to consider when moving to a new home.   It seems like this summer has been the summer of the moving truck for me.  Several of our friends have either moved into our city or just moved across town, meaning I’ve gotten several “Can you help me move this weekend?” texts.   As a side note, you can tell how much someone loves you by how long it takes them respond Read more…

Sons laughing with their elderly father.

Have you ever wanted to talk to your parents about money as an adult?  When growing up, many of us remember money seeming like it was in short supply.  We were told “no” when we asked for things, paying bills seemed to cause stress, and money just wasn’t discussed openly in our homes.  Add to that the fact that my dad HATED lights being left on and doors being open in the summer (“Electricity ain’t Read more…

Sling TV Logo

When looking for an alternative to a three-digit monthly cable bill, my wife and I decided to give Sling TV a shot almost two years ago.   Sling TV is a television streaming service that is a direct competitor to cable television.  It’s an internet based service that delivers live television from many of the same channels you would expect to see on your cable lineup at a fraction of the cost.   How Sling TV Read more…

Happy Family of Mom, Dad, and son holding hands in field and walking at sunset.

This site is all about managing finances.  I try my best to give you information all across the financial spectrum that educates you and empowers you to win with money.   Today I’ve got a bit of a different perspective for you.  We’re still talking money, but there’s something that we’ve noticed in our marriage as we’ve continued managing finances well.  Not every benefit of being financially wise comes with a dollar sign attached to Read more…

Wooden man walking up steps against wooden backdrop. Showing progress, on third of four steps.

The end of June marked a full quarter of the year that RightHandMoneyMan.com has been live!   I started this website out of a passion for helping people manage their money well.  Money is interconnected with every part of our lives, so the better we handle it, the better our lives will be.   So far, things have only gotten better as time has passed with this site in existence.  The first three months have Read more…

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Brand new home on sunny day bought with likely either a 30 year or 15 year mortgage.

The ultimate showdown: 30 year vs 15 year mortgages.  Which one should I pick?  If the housing market is anything in your neighborhood like it is here in mine, there may be a lot of people asking that same question around you.   Buying a home is a huge financial decision, and you need to be as prepared with good information as possible before you walk into the process.  In this post, I want to Read more…

6 Friends together smiling on top of a mountain.

How do you decline an invitation from a friend?   Have you ever been invited to do something that was going to cost you more money than you’d prefer to spend?  It happens all the time.   I love weddings, but being in my 20’s, it seems like I get a wedding invite in the mail weekly.  It’s not that I don’t love my friends and want to support them, but going to a wedding Read more…

Piggy bank wearing glasses in front of green chalkboard with increasing bar graph on it.

Do you know what your net worth is?  Can you name the number?  It’s one of the most important financial health metrics there is, yet many people don’t have a clue what theirs is.  Too often it takes a backseat in our minds to our salary and credit card limits.   Net Worth Defined   Net worth is defined as assets minus liabilities.  In layman’s terms, that means that:   What you own – What Read more…

Woman holding phone in one and and ready to type on laptop with other. Working on a budget.

Whether you have a stable or inconsistent income, budgeting is one of the most important things you can do when managing your money.   What is Budgeting?   Budgeting is simply making a plan for where your income will go BEFORE you receive it.  It isn’t expense tracking or checking your online bank balance when walking through the mall.  A budget is a clear, written (or typed) plan that you set before money comes in Read more…

Shelf filled with books against wooden background.

The Blessed Life by Robert Morris is a book written from the Christian perspective about the practice of giving.  In it, Morris outlines his take on what the Bible has to say about the role of generosity in a person’s life.   Overview   Defining and exploring practices like tithing, spontaneous giving, and radically generous giving, this book combines Biblical references with stories of personal experience to paint a picture of the blessing that comes Read more…

Couple laying on hammock looking at ocean.

Are you trying to figure out how to travel on a budget this summer?  I’m going to be completely honest with you.  As this post goes public, I’ll be sitting on a beach in Florida soaking up the rays (much like we were doing in the picture above) so vacation is fresh on my mind!   In 2015 alone, Americans left 658 million vacation days unused.  I’m sure there are close to 658 million explanations Read more…

Loose cash bills.

You can pay off debt fast.  Yes, you.  How fast?  Well, that depends on how serious you are about doing what it takes to make it happen.   My wife and I began our marriage $28,000 in student loan and credit card debt.  This is a pretty typical starting point for many American families, but that’s where our “typical” way of doing things stopped.  Over the next 23 months, we did the things outlined in Read more…

Shelf filled with books against wooden background.

Are you looking for ways to improve your ability to make money?  I’m not talking about side hustles or convenient little chores to turn around a few bucks in a weekend.  I’m talking about YOU.  Are you trying to improve yourself when it comes to your overall ability to produce and earn in this world?   Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin is a book written about what it takes to make yourself the Read more…

College graduation cap, diploma, and book on table.

Beginning with the first weekend in May, students across the country will be attending their college graduation ceremonies.  As they walk across the stage to receive their diploma, dreams of success and prosperity will fill their minds as they look ahead to that wonderful season of moving back into their parents’ basements…   From College Graduation to the Real World OK, not everybody will do that, but here’s the truth…the transition from college to life after Read more…

Flat tire with screw in the tread.

Recently after parking in the driveway, I was getting out of my car and walking into the house when a sound caught my attention.  My car is a year 2000 model so it’s prone to making noises that you wouldn’t call typical, but this one stuck out.  It didn’t take me long to recognize that butter-bubbling-in-the-skillet-before-frying-a-perfect-egg sound to be air escaping from somewhere.  I walked a quick lap around and, sure enough, found that I’d Read more…

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