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
In today's highly advertised to world we are barraged with mail, telephone calls and visual media to get us to engage with products and services. How much do you purchase which was unplanned until you saw an ad or heard an offer? This is why you can save money by opting out. Here is how. Are you in or out?
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We are the proud parents of two teenage boys. As they get older, they learn more and more about money management. We are often asked when to start kids budgeting. Well, here is your answer. Let us know some of your experiences too. Read more
It seems that many families are trying to decide if they can afford to live as a one income family. To do this, they need a plan. Read More
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Who has your best interest in mind?
In the United States, we are pummeled, yes PUMMELED with advertising. Advertising means: “HEY YOU! BUY THIS! YOU NEED IT!” (Really, I NEED that?)
How about: “Hey sucker! Don’t think for yourself, we did it for you and here’s what we think is best for you. Give us your money in exchange for a lie that we have spent…
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Life is unpredictable. One moment it can seem as if you are on top of the mountain, winning at life, and in a great place. Then, at the blink of an eye, life throws a curve ball (your car breaks down, you or a loved one gets sick, an unexpected home repair is needed). Question is, will…Continue
Get your pen and pad ready. Take a deep breath. Get ready to save some cash!
There are a ton of great tips in this episode. I highlight…Continue
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Tired of ringing in the New Year with last year’s debt? When you hear “Christmas Budget,” I imagine many of you “plugging your ears” and chanting, “la la la la la la la la la.” This may have worked when you were seven, but now you have to face reality!…Continue
Another excerpt from my upcoming book, enjoy:
You have to know when to stop using your savings and please do not dip into your retirement. Lets string this out to the worst possible scenario. Lets say you try doing a short sale and the brilliant bank
denies it. This usually happens several times before it hits the
courthouse steps for a foreclosure sale. Then the bank has to relist
the house (under their name now) because most people…
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“The trouble with being in a rat race is that even if you win the race, you’re still a rat” (Lily Tomlin)
What’s driving you to be successful?
Is it for your glory or to help other people?
So many times we can get caught up in the rat race of “keeping up with the Jones’ ” instead of sitting back and really analyzing on why we are going the extra mile. We could be afraid to do this because it
might reveal something that we do not want to acknowledge. We…
There's still some summer left and if you're taking a trip on the highway thinking that rolling down the windows, having the wind blowing in your vehicle will save you gas, well it won't...Driving on a highway with the windows open creates drag on the vehicle making it less energy efficient...In this case, it is usually cheaper to run the air conditioning.
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It is said that the approximate time to pay of the credit card bill from Christmas is around three months! Three months!! Three months paying off toys, clothes and even stocking stuffers! Not to mention the reality of paying the bill for toys that have already broken.
Begin a Christmas club today and begin…Continue
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