What's the secret of our relative success? By chance or by design, we've made the following 5 strategies a priority in our joint financial system.
Are You Declaring Independence?
July 4th is about so much more than grilling and fireworks, but like most other holidays, the meaning tends to get lost in all the hype, glory, celebration, and desire to get away from it all.
Having the Courage to Improve Your Finances
When I talk to people about what made them decide to get out of debt, quit their job and start a business, decide to buy a home, or retire early, they often talk about a "moment." In that moment, they found the courage to begin.
Spending When Abundant, Saving When Scarce
I haven’t been able to find it, but I’m almost certain that someone out there has invented a scientific theory for why we use more of something when it’s abundant, and less of it when it’s scarce. Here are two suggestions for dealing with it when it comes to your money.
How to Manage Money When You’re Overwhelmed
Life is about phases--sometimes we're free to do many things, but many times we're overwhelmed. How can we keep our finances headed in the right direction when we're underwater?
If You Didn’t Act on It, Don’t Complain About It
I vote because I want the right to complain for the next 2 years about the choices our politicians make. But many of us sit idly by and watch financial disaster happen, all the while complaining about it.
What Are You Holding Back From?
I share one of my most favorite songs and ask a couple of questions that relate to life and personal finance.
“I Don’t Have Any Money”: Bull (most likely…)
If you've ever said "I don't have any money," this is the post you need to read. Money mantras can be deadly if applied incorrectly, and this is certainly one case of poor self-thought.
What if Your Money Disappeared Tomorrow?
At any one time, I’m following 2 or 3 television shows. Three hours of weekly TV is plenty, so I try to stick to that limit. Right now, I happen to be watching Top Chef: Just Desserts (just finished with Top Chef: DC), the latest season of Flashpoint, and Discovery’s The Colony. A “Controlled Experiment” … Continue reading What if Your Money Disappeared Tomorrow?
What are Your Money Tapes?
Guest post from Gary Foreman about what plays in your head when we make uncomfortable financial decisions.