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
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!
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
Credit cards can be a great tool for earning rewards and cash back if used properly. Unfortunately, according to NerdWallet.com, the average household that’s carrying credit card debt has a balance of $15,482.¹ Continue reading When It Pays To Use Credit Cards
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?
Continue reading Forget The Past If You Want A Future
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.
Continue reading Will You Ever Be Able To Retire?
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!
I wrote earlier about only spending money on things that add considerable value to your life. You may be one of those people who absolutely love their car. You may still enjoy going out for a weekend drive, or rush hour may not actually be that bad in your air conditioned leather seats. Your vehicle makes you happy and adds value to your life, I get it. But at what cost was that value added?
Continue reading 5 Reasons Car Loans Are A Bad Idea.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” -Thomas Jefferson
Remember the first time you rode that roller coaster? It looked like it would fling you off at any moment. You weren’t sure you had enough life insurance to provide for your family because you were surely going to die that day – or so it seemed. Continue reading Simple Steps To Start Your Debt Free Life!
There is a wonderful quote in the bible from Proverbs 22:7. It states, “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” How incredibly true is this? As you start to build your budget, think about all the people and entities you owe money. If you are making payments on your vehicle, you don’t really own it – the bank does. Continue reading Debt is Financial Slavery!