Welcome to First Quarter Finance!

This blog tells the story of how I graduated college with $100,000 in savings. And it continues today as I’m in my mid-twenties and continue to earn, spend, invest, and save like crazy! I use my past and present experiences to give you tested advice for building wealth early in life. You wouldn’t take health advice from a couch potato, would you? Start here!

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What credit score do you need to buy a house?

A few weeks back, I got a super, super shiny Discover it card in the mail. It’s blue and it’s orange and I love it. Okay, love is a little strong but I’m really liking my first credit card.   I don’t ‘love’ it because of its... read more

I Run My Business, My Business Doesn’t Run Me

Hello, all!   As you may know, I read quite a lot of information about business. I decided a year or two ago this would be a good idea. Prior to this small epiphany, I would think of a great idea. I would be so enthusiastic about it. It was either a business... read more

Why Do Americans Drive Such Silly Cars?

This is probably something I first thought about when I had to buy my first tank of fuel. I found out what a miserable experience it was to buy something that would literally go up in smoke. I mean, I get it. I need to drive places and that takes fuel. But why spend a... read more

How I Chose My First Credit Card!

This post tells the story of how I chose my first credit card. I’m writing this post as I search for the best credit card for my situation. Hopefully it can help you when you’re finding your first (as I am) or a new credit card. Let’s hold hands and... read more

Your Net Worth Shouldn’t Matter

This post is about breaking things down to a smaller level.   See, as my income rises, my tendency to care about small amounts of money diminishes. I think that’s natural. I keep thinking that if my net worth is high, what does a new laptop really matter?... read more

Reasons to Study Finance

On the face of it, finance might not grab you as the most exciting topic imaginable. Pricing, investing, budgeting… it all sounds like an awful lot of spreadsheets and a distinct lack of fun.   But for those in the know, checking out the finance courses at a... read more

The Easiest Way to File Your Taxes?

What’s the easiest way to file your taxes?   Today I’m finally doing my taxes. Although I enjoy personal finance, I still dread this time of year. It’s a mix of emotions. As much as I’d like it not to be true, paying taxes isn’t fun... read more

33 Things to Remember When Building a Website

Building a website isn’t easy. But it comes with continual rewards that become motivating. Of course, continual rewards are a result of many steps to complete. Here’s a to-do list to use when building a site.   As you probably know, I bought another... read more

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Hey, I'm Will! This is my personal finance blog. I'm a copywriter, blog manager, and digital marketer.

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