Sometimes, it’s easy to focus too much on money and forget why money is important. To me, the most important reason to have money is so that my family and I can thrive– e.g., to pay for food, shelter, clothes, medicine, health care, etc. — the basic living needs. Once these basic needs are satisfied, … Read more The Big Rocks of Life
Every year, we set up big audacious goals that we want to accomplish in the new year. Somehow, we are magically more likely to succeed because a number changed on the calendar. Personally, I subscribe to another method: achieving financial success is making the commitment to take a series of small steps in the right … Read more 40+ Money Hacks and Ideas to Improve Your Finances in 2019
As a society, we tend to view financial success in rather cut and dry ways. Some of the things that we tend to get hung up on when we try for financial success include: big house, nice car, and high-paying job. But are these things that are really going to make you happy in the … Read more How Do You Define Financial Success?
When it comes to money, there is no shortage of advice out there. Some of it is funny, and some of it is just plain stupid. And, of course, some of the money advice out there can inspire you to make better decisions, and there are smart money quotes that will help you improve your … Read more 32 Inspiring and Funny Money Quotes
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “How can I become rich”? You’d be surprise at the number of people that never ask the question; for fear that they may be aspiring to a goal that they may never be able to reach. Most people find that wealth eludes them, only because they have not … Read more 7 Pillars of Wealth Creation
With these tough economic times, many people are turning to food assistance from the government. Programs designed to help you pay for food are available. Yet such programs are not meant to completely pay for many families’ food needs. For the most part, such programs are meant to be supplemental. Depending on your situation, it … Read more Could You Survive on WIC and Food Stamps?
I’ve long been familiar with the concept of figuring out whether I’m a spender or a saver. However, it has always seemed to me that few of us fit easily into one of those two categories. As result, I was intrigued by the assertion by Bethany and Scott Palmer (“The Money Couple“) that there are … Read more Which of the Five Money Personality Types Are You?
Similar to the Frugal of Cheap Test, I am going to throw another one out there for your enjoyment. I hope that you’ll like this Financial IQ Test as much as the last one and find it somewhat educational as well. Please note that I’ve included a link or two for some questions. These links … Read more What’s Your Financial IQ? Here’s a Test
I disagree with the common assumption that buying a house will be your biggest financial decision. I believe your choice of a marriage partner will be your single biggest financial decision. Besides, who do you think is going to help you make the house decision? Therefore, make your spouse decision carefully. The reasons go far, … Read more Your Most Important Financial Decision: Choosing a Spouse
I have two daughters and one son. They are all quite young (the oldest is four). At this moment when I look ahead to the future I am have the exact same financial plan for each of them. Currently, we financially treat them all the same. We save the same amount for college, buy the … Read more Should Parents Have a Financial Double Standard For Sons and Daughters?