How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part III (Tracking & Review)

This is the last post in my three-part series on budgeting basics. I will wrap up the series by discussing strategies for tracking and reviewing your new budget to ensure that it's working for you in the way you planned. If you've completed Parts I & II of this task, you should have a good … Continue reading How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part III (Tracking & Review)

How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part II (Organizing and Setup)

This post is the second in a three-part series about setting up and maintaining a successful budget. Last week, we discussed what a budget was, how it could be beneficial (or practically essential) to reaching your financial goals, and the research that needed to be completed before we continued with Budgeting 101. The three parts … Continue reading How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part II (Organizing and Setup)

How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part I (Understanding and Research)

Since the beginning of time, mankind has understood that the spending power money holds must be controlled and channeled to appropriate uses if we are to (at the very least) survive, and (hopefully) achieve our lifetime financial goals. To do this, all of us need to create a budget. Because of money's finite qualities, each … Continue reading How to Set Up Your First Successful Budget – Part I (Understanding and Research)

How to Calculate Your Net Worth

Today's post on calculating your net worth is the first in an ongoing series I have tentatively called "Personal Finance Basics." Throughout my life, I've encountered numerous people who have not yet learned what I consider to be essential processes, tools, and concepts for financial survival, and eventually success. Luckily, if you fit this profile, … Continue reading How to Calculate Your Net Worth