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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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As parents, we hear so much about saving for college and providing a top-notch higher education for our kids. We’re told a 4-year college degree is a bare minimum required in today’s job market. We feel the pressure to follow this conventional wisdom, to make sure our kids get into the best schools, so they can have the opportunity to succeed. But are we right in following conventional wisdom as it relates to the 4-year college degrees that seem to be the standard for higher education?
I’m going to make an obvious statement. You’ve heard it before. In fact, you’ve heard it so much that you’re going to have to fight against the natural response to stop reading and go back to whatever you were doing before you started reading this blog. I’m trying to warn you ahead of time so that you’ll do the opposite of what you want to do and benefit from what I’m about to share with you. Ready? Here it goes!
A good life is characterized by experiences of fulfillment and happiness. When we’re able to provide for the needs we have and additionally for some of the things we want and desire, life feels good. Of course, the opposite is also true. So, just how much money does it take to truly make us happy?
Marriage is a wonderful institution that can yield tremendous benefits for those who commit to it. But marriage is not easy. It takes hard work to integrate your life with another person; to become one, especially in the area of money. Fighting over money is a big frustration for couples, and sadly, the cause of many divorces.
I continue to be surprised how few people have life insurance. Perhaps it’s our unwillingness to think about the possibility of an untimely death. Some people think they just don’t need life insurance, or it could be they just don’t know how much life insurance they need. Well, whatever your reason for not having life insurance, I hope the answers to the questions below will help you make an informed decision.
The key to financial success is consistently making financial decisions that improve your financial position and grow your net-worth. And the two actions that will impact your success the most are eliminating debt and increasing savings. So, which should you focus on first? Is paying off credit cards first the better choice or should saving take priority?
According to an AAA survey, only 35% of American families had planned to take a vacation in 2017. I don’t know what the numbers are for 2018 but my guess is it isn’t much higher. Rest and relaxation is a basic human need, yet a majority of Americans fail to take a yearly vacation. For most of the people who won’t vacation this year the primary reason is not having the money to afford it. But, is this a legitimate reason and is it really true?
It was Shakespeare who wrote, “Never a borrower or a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.” These words, although written for a play (Hamlet) are wise and prove often to be true. Borrowing can lead to unwanted consequences. But, is borrowing and taking on a measure of debt always wrong?
Recently a primetime special, “Back in the Game” aired on CNBC. Hosted by Alex Rodriquez, the former baseball player, the show focused on retired pro-athlete Joe Smith, who although earning over 6o million dollars over his playing career has little to show for it. To most people, it seems unimaginable to end up this way, but a large majority of those who think so would end up in the same place if given the same opportunity.