When I did the latest reader poll here on Celebrating Financial Freedom a few months ago, the biggest problem most of you said you were facing is that you are living paycheck to paycheck. It’s a problem that I see almost daily when readers contact me for…Continue
Will the rising cost of higher education be the next Bubble to Burst? The Tennessee Board of Regents once again raised tuition cost. Many may not realize the that higher education tuition indebtedness has reached over $1,382,341,705,424, that's $1.3 Trillion with a "T". Since 1978, college tuition and fees have risen by 1,225%, nearly five times the rate of growth of the Consumer Price Index, not to mention the staggering high cost of college textbooks of over…Continue
Reverse mortgages are heavily advertised as a great way to provide retirement income for cash strapped homeowners. Usually you’ll see reverse mortgages advertised using an aging TV or movie star encouraging seniors to unlock the equity in their home to provide…Continue
One question I hear quite often from readers who are getting out of debt: “Which should I do first, save for retirement or pay off debt?” It’s a common question that leaves a lot of people confused. There is plenty information…Continue
There is a great wealth building tool you have available right now that will absolutely make you financially wealthy. However, it’s a wealth building tool most people don’t think about all that often.
When most people think about tools for…Continue
Most Americans are saving very little money, if any at all. I know my savings have been harder to come by in recent years. Over the last few years my income was cut almost in half due to several factors. On top of that, we were also paying cash for my wife’s…Continue
The recent story on NBA player Antoine Walker losing $110 million is a perfect example. We think how on earth could he possibly do this? I know our family would have this several years ago as we just knew would not be "that" type of person to blow such a pot of gold away. In fact, we had plans for how we would SPEND our money if a windfall would ever come our way (notice the emphasis on SPEND with NO mention of SAVINGS). Yep, if only that would happen we dreamed.
After graduating college, I was surprised to find many people who had never gone to college who were making tons more money than me running their own business, and without the loads of student loan debt. I was also surprised to find people who had earned masters degrees waiting tables. How could this be? Wasn't it supposed to be the other way around? That's what my high school guidance counselor had taught us. The overall point he made to us high school seniors was: Smart people go to…Continue
How many times have you said to yourself, “if I could just make more money, I’d never have to worry about finances again”, or “if I had x amount of dollars, all my financial problems would be solved for good”.
Being a personal finance blogger and a money geek, I like to read personal finance blogs, watch shows about money, and read tons of books on money, business, and finance. I even listen to podcasts and radio shows about money when I get a…Continue
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When it comes to achieving financial success, there are only a few basic steps that it takes to reach your goals. But it always surprises me how many people don’t use these basic steps to create financial success over their lifetime.
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Debt consolidation is a big business in the U.S., and many people believe it’s a great tool to use to get out of debt. But is debt consolidation really a good option for people that are deep in debt and need …Continue
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In the pages of this blog I almost always advocate that having more is always better. More money, more out of your career, more from your relationships, and more from life in general are all good things.
But since this is a blog that’s primarily …Continue
70% of folks today are struggling with living paycheck to paycheck so if you are not struggling with debt, chances are someone close to you is. Our finance story has been shared locally, nationally, and through international media outlets. After having written the #1 budgeting book on Amazon and paying off $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses we share our story with you in this episode in the hopes that it helps others gain abundance in…Continue
I get questions from readers all the time about all kinds of financial situations they need help dealing with. They run the gamut from simple questions about budgeting to very detailed problems dealing with losing a business, …Continue
You can read all the personal finance blogs and books ever produced to learn to be successful with finances. But none of it really means anything until you use that knowledge to take action in your financial situation.
To set yourself up for financial success, you have…Continue
Here's two of the things that happened:
1. Jack in Indiana asks how to build an audience for…Continue
Added by Joel Boggess on February 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
I want to talk about some common career myths.
You do not NEED a degree to be successful. Not everyone is cut out for school. There are plenty of people that are a making a very good living without a degree. In fact, some of the richest people dropped…Continue