Every year starts out with the best intentions, grand plans, and dreams of what's possible. By March, the initial momentum is usually gone, and it takes a lot of effort and motivation to rekindle the excitement that filled those initial weeks. This year, I'm doing things a little differently. For starters, I'll be targeting only … Continue reading Goals, Goals, Goals: 2012 Edition
If you ever set out to clear your house of unwanted things, you probably used or at least heard of the "box" or "pile" method. In essence, you're forced to review everything you touch in a particular area of the house and categorize it based on what should happen with the item. Typically, the piles … Continue reading Sorting Out Your Expenses
I sometimes wonder if I have what it takes to be an engaging personal finance blogger. In many respects, I'm just a "regular guy" with a dream: I haven't traveled to 27 countries and become location-independent. I didn't sell a business I created in my 20s for a million dollars. I'm not paying off mountains … Continue reading Write Your Own Amazing Story
Many couples are deciding precisely when to get pregnant and have their first or subsequent children. The decision-making process considers a lot of factors, but money definitely plays a big part.
There is a force at the heart of nearly everything we do in life. It tugs on us in two directions (assuming we are not "at rest")--in one corner is doing, in the other is planning.
This is a guest post from Charles at CreditDonkey, which discusses three key ingredients for success in personal finance.
That’s the premise of a new book by Charles Farrell, “Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security at Every Stage of Life.” The book lives up to its title—people at any stage of life can pick this up and figure out exactly how they relate to where they should be, according to Farrell. … Continue reading Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?