Lower Your Taxes and Start Investing by Opening a Traditional IRA Account For Retirement

Reduce Your Taxes and Start Investing by Opening a Traditional IRA Account

Throughout the year, but most often during tax season, the subject of contributing to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) comes up. IRAs are in the news, advertised on T.V., in print and of course on the Internet. Banks, credit unions and brokerage firms promoting the tax benefits of opening a Traditional IRA account with them. […]

Continue reading


Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities.

Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities

I am often asked about the Filling The Pig mantra “Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities”, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines Lifestyle and Opportunities like this. Lifestyle – the way in which a person or group lives. Opportunity (plural opportunities), – a set of circumstances that makes something possible. From a FTP perspective […]

Continue reading


Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Who has the best identity theft protection services? I have written previously about my experiences with credit card fraud and provided my recommendations on how you can actively monitor your credit card transactions by lowering your transaction threshold to receive email alerts. Although credit card fraud is one area of concern when you think about […]

Continue reading


Do You Have Self-Limiting Beliefs about Money?

Do You Have Self-Limiting Beliefs about Money?

In my eBook 4 Steps, I talk about our emotions being a critical factor in shaping our behaviors about money.  How you feel when you are spending, budgeting or saving can create positive or negative behaviors.  If the behaviors are negative, then it’s likely you will make short-term decisions regarding money that certainly lead to long-term […]

Continue reading


Simple Investing, A Beginners Guide to Understanding Investments & How to Get Started

Filling The Pig Simple Investing

  Does the world of investing sometimes seem like a Rubik’s Cube? Simple Investing is the third eBook in the Filling The Pig personal finance series of books.  It provides the next step for creating financial independence by teaching you how to make sense of the investment landscape, so you can make more money with […]

Continue reading