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A Game That Will Teach You to be a Cash Flow Maven

The other day I was helping a friend prepare for a personal finance presentation to a group. I suggested that she breaks up her presentation with a group activity so that the session is more interactive. I don’t know if she will use my suggestion or not. However, I want to share the idea with … Read moreA Game That Will Teach You to be a Cash Flow Maven

How to Prepare For Car Breakdown and Deal with Roadside Emergencies

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As we approach the vacation season, I want to cover the basics of preparing for roadside emergencies and dealing with car breakdown. I have had my fair share of roadside emergencies and breakdowns. My experience includes minor incidents such as punctured tire, malfunctioned windshield wiper, drained battery, and locked in key. And the more serious … Read moreHow to Prepare For Car Breakdown and Deal with Roadside Emergencies

College Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation

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Don’t you find it kind of funny when you hear high school students putting off learning about their finances because they think that’s what college is for? Just by talking to younger relatives and high school students in the community I have noticed that many assume they will learn how to handle their personal finances … Read moreCollege Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation

Teach Your Children the Four Pillars of Money Management

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My son is almost a year old, so I am interested in the topic of teaching children about money management. I think teaching them about money can build a solid foundation that will result in a lifetime of financial well being.  I have been reading various articles on this subject and here is my spin … Read moreTeach Your Children the Four Pillars of Money Management

Are You Financially Healthy? The 5 Stages

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Last night, I was pondering the subject of cash flow (essentially how money flow through our hands) and about financial well being. I played around with various visualizations that consist of income, expenses, debt, and assets. What I came up with was the 5 stages of financial health below. I believe that all of us … Read moreAre You Financially Healthy? The 5 Stages

Words of the Financially Challenged

There’s someone I know that I have been trying to help improve her financial future. Unfortunately, she seems to be stuck in a self-inflicted financial ineptness that’s beyond rescue. Somehow, she always come up with some lame excuses when it comes to money. “Hey, I can always make more” She symbolizes the living paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. … Read moreWords of the Financially Challenged

15 Tips to Avoid Overspending for First-Time College Students

For both parents and students, off-to-school shopping can be an important financial lesson that should be shared. It is a prime opportunity for parents to get to teach their kids a few remaining lessons about budgeting and personal finance: two very important lessons college kids should be learning before leaving the nest. Here are fifteen … Read more15 Tips to Avoid Overspending for First-Time College Students