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The 5 Pillars of Personal Finance

Personal finance can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks, or the 5 Pillars of Personal Finance: (1) Earn, (2) Spend, (3) Borrow, (4) Save and Invest, and (5) Protect. 1. Earn The ability to make more money is the single most … Read more

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Independent Contractors

As a sole proprietor, independent contractor, or self-employed individual, you may be eligible to receive assistance under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Below are key details released by the SBA on April 2, 2020: What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? It is an SBA loan program that helps businesses keep their … Read more

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Review and Analysis

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Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps is a financial plan designed to help you get your finances in order, get out of debt, and achieve financial freedom. Dave Ramsey has taught these 7 Baby Steps to millions via radio, The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace University, and DaveRamsey.com. But how practical are these steps? I offer a review and … Read more

The Basic Formula of Wealth

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One of my favorite subjects is wealth building. At the most basic level wealth, at least your financial wealth, is your net worth. Although there are many beliefs and philosophies on how wealth could be accumulated, the mathematical nature of wealth is all the same: Wealth = Net Worth = Assets – Liabilities. How Net Worth … Read more