Money

Master Your Money

Do you feel good about how you manage money? Do you feel like you have too little? Does money seem to evaporate once it hits your bank account? I know exactly how you feel. Last year, I got really tired of feeling like money was the boss of me. So I decided to take charge.…

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18 Smart Money Moves

Do you have a money goal or resolution? If you’ve decided to improve your financial outlook this year, here are several strategies to help you. Choose two or three of these tips and schedule the implementation. For instance, if you decide that you are going to take a class about managing retirement accounts, give yourself…

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5 Ways You Could Be Wasting Money

When Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling died, he left only $800,000 of his half billion dollar fortune to daughter, Tori Spelling. Tori reportedly wasted most of that money and by 2016, she was being sued for failing to pay a $37,000 credit card bill. Most of us never have that much money at one time, but…

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How to Become Financially Independent

  Ronald Read worked as a janitor and a gas station attendant after serving in the military. When he died in 2014, he left $6 million dollars to charity. He drove a used economy car. His family and friends had no idea that he had amassed a fortune. We love to read those stories. But…

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How to Create Margin in Your Life

Money management experts advise us to live on 90% of our income and to save 10%. Time management experts tell us to only schedule 65% of our day. These principles seem reasonable enough. Not only do we need margin in our finances and time, we need emotional margin. We shouldn’t take on every single project…

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What to Do When You’re in a Financial Bind

Sometimes, we find ourselves in a money mess. Maybe you’re unemployed. Maybe your spouse emptied the bank account and left. Or maybe you’ve overspent. If you find yourself in a financial bind, there are three steps to take to begin to work your way out. 1. Admit responsibility. If you focus on all the external…

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