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
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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
When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet. ~ Franklin P. Jones
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Two game-changer questions that changed everything for her: (Jump to the podcast.)
Where do I want to…
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning“. -Winston Churchill
Most likely you wandered into debt, one purchase at a time. You spent without regard to your current payments or whether you could afford the purchase. Dave Ramsey says, ” You can wander into debt, but you can’t wander out.” You need a plan. Plans are great in our…Continue
Added by Kathryn Gerken on August 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The key to helping your self succeed with money is knowing where the problem lays. You may not have a spending problem as much as a problem with your income. Read More
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Saving – just start somewhere
We don’t save like we use to for many different reasons. Here are a few statistics to help show where we are as a nation: 38% of American adults have an emergency fund. 41% save something regularly, $ 35,000 is the average amount saved for retirement in America. Out of people who do save for retirement only 18% feel they have enough saved when they do retire. Now I can try to make you feel bad and list all of the other countries that do better at…Continue
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How far would you be now?
Do you remember when you were a kid and someone told you to go do something and you got half way to your destination and they called you back and asked you; I wonder how far you would be now if you didn’t turn around? Do you notice how we often do the same thing to ourselves by not doing what we set out to do originally? We usually have an idea of where we want to go, or where we would like to be at certain stages of our life. Things in life…Continue
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