Don’t let your holiday budget be a source of stress this year. Learn how planning now will make your holidays happy again.
If there’s one thing I know to be certain, it’s that change is inevitable. Everything could be going great, and in an instant, life as we knew it comes to a screeching halt. While this post is specifically about job loss, these lessons can be applied to any unwelcome change, like an economic downturn, breakup, […]
Spend 10 minutes watching the news or scrolling through Facebook and you’ll quickly realize that there’s so much that’s out of your control. In 10 short minutes you’ll see evidence of greed, corruption, natural disasters, and disease. It can feel overwhelming for even the calmest of us. Although you can’t control the things in […]
Most of us believe that we need multiple incomes to get by. Yet each year I see more people learning to thrive on one income. Here’s how they enjoy more family time and better work-life balance on half the income.
Do you ever feel like you’re spending more than you need to? Have you ever felt stressed trying to stretch your paycheck through the end of the month? Maybe you feel stuck in a financial mess and you’re not quite sure how to dig your way out. Or perhaps you simply want to build a […]
One of the things people ask me about is personal finance. Those discussions eventually lead to how they deal with this topic as a couple. One of the most common things I see is couples choosing to keep their finances completely or partially separated. And even more common are the couples who combine their finances, […]
How would life be different if you had enough wealth that you no longer worried about money? Maybe you’d sleep better and have less anxiety. Perhaps you’d be able to put those monthly money fights with your spouse to rest. Or maybe you’d simply take pride in having created a better financial future for your […]
Debt! It’s as American as apple pie. Why would anyone want to ditch debt? Growing up I believed that borrowing money was the only way to pay for big-ticket items like homes and cars. I never considered there was another way. I just assumed I’d always have debt. And I’m not alone. According to research […]
Let’s get straight to the point here. Stuff happens! Cars break down, people get sick, and furnaces need replacing. Large unexpected expenses are bound to happen. And there’s one thing you can do to prevent the unexpected from turning your world upside down. You can start to save. The harsh reality is that most Americans […]
Last week I showed you how to figure out where your money is going with some simple tips to track it. Today I want to help you learn how to tell your money what to do by building a budget. Before we dive in, I want to let you in on a little secret. It’s […]