Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean – Andrew Wachter
How often have you heard, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it?” I can remember several times when my “tone” has gotten me in trouble. Intentional or not, our communication skills, or lack thereof, are responsible for a vast majority of our financial relationship issues. Often our communication issues come down to a lack of time to properly communicate. Continue reading The Best Financial Advice for Couples
Here is a quick confession. I did not start writing down my goals and plans down on paper until I became older. When I was younger, I was driven and had a much better memory. As I have grown older, my drive is the same but my memory is not.
Can you guess what it is? If you guessed 59% do not have a monthly budget – you would be right! Wait! Wait! Keep reading! I promise this isn’t another boring budget article stating random statistics about why you should budget. Let’s go over the common misconceptions of a budget to create a believer out of you. It won’t hurt – I promise. Continue reading 59% of American’s Are Making This HUGE Financial Mistake!
The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln
There are many reasons you may need a side hustle to meet your financial goals. Side hustles are a great way to meet your financial goals in a much more efficient and timely manner while saving for those things you need and want.
Don’t pay your mortgage off early, you need your mortgage for a tax write off!
How many times have you heard that you should not pay your home mortgage off because you won’t be able to write off the interest on your yearly taxes? Maybe you’re one of those people who have said this. If so, let’s do some simple math to prove or disprove the validity of this statement.
So I will admit, my wife is the one who started using Frys Pickup after much push back from me. If you’re not familiar with Frys Pickup, it is a program that Fry’s Food and Drug (Kroger) started at their retail stores. In essence, you go online and place items into your virtual shopping cart that are found in store. Continue reading How Frys Pickup (formally Click List) Saves Me Money
What stage of life are you in? I heard a great message at church this morning related to stages of life and I couldn’t help but think about my early choices in life. How often do you find yourself dealing with situations because of a choice you made in your past?
If you ever plan to retire, there is one step you must do during your working years. You must save money! Easier said than done right? Unfortunately, the vast amount of Americans are terrible at saving for retirement. Dire conditions are playing out as baby boomers and Generation “X”ers attempt to transition out of the workforce without properly saving.
It’s true, the amount of money you make directly corresponds to your amount of happiness! Finally the debate has been settled by a study conducted and published in the Nature Human Behaviour Journal.¹ Continue reading Money CAN Buy Happiness!