Money is a vital tool in accomplishing
How you feel about it, and how you use it, will determine not only your results but ultimately your happiness. I want to help you achieve personal financial freedom by teaching you, supporting you, and inspiring you to manage your money well, so that you’ll go father and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.
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There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about student loans and the growing student loans debt, which currently stands at $1.5 trillion. To give you a better perspective of this enormous problem, the national credit card debt, which is of great concern is only $1 trillion by comparison. What does this mean for this and future generations and what can you do to ensure your children don’t become part of this statistic?
Most of us, if asked, would admit that we want more than we already have. Whether it’s money, relationships, career, or possessions, we’re wired to “reach” for more. This isn’t always a bad thing. Considering the innovation we’ve experienced over the past 100 years and how it’s improved life for so many, I’m grateful that we keep reaching forward and upward. But, when it comes to finances how can we know when reaching for more is not a good thing?
When I was growing up, going out to eat at a restaurant, even a fast food restaurant, was a rarity. Things have changed! Today, dining out is a normal daily or several times per week activity. If done to excess it can have a significant negative impact on your finances.
What is it you want? That’s a loaded question, I know. Before you attempt to answer, I must warn you that there’s only one right answer, and it’s crucial that you get it right.
Tax filing deadline is 3 months away, but many Americans will file their tax return way before the deadline. That’s because a majority of Americans [75% in 2017] receive a refund every year. No doubt you’re eager to get YOUR money back as soon as possible! But first, you’ve got a decision to make. Should you file your own return or hire a tax pro?
There’s an ongoing debate about eating at restaurants vs. eating at home. It focuses on the typical argument, which of the two is less expensive.
My mentor on personal finance would often say, ‘Show me your checkbook and I’ll tell you what you truly care about.’ For those of you who don’t know what a checkbook is let me rephrase, ‘Show me your online account statements and I’ll tell you what you truly care about.’ So, what does your spending reveal about you?
What do you want to experience most in your life? Ask this question to enough people and you will find happiness to be one answer that comes up more than any other. Probe a little deeper and you’ll find that many people believe happiness is directly tied to money. Can money really provide lasting happiness?
The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a slow time for most. It’s a time to sleep in, get cozy, perhaps watch a movie marathon, and enjoy some well deserved rest. For me, it’s also a time when I take inventory of the passing year and begin to look to the next.