Category Archives for Money Management

financial coach

Five Tips for Picking a Financial Coach

Thinking about hiring a financial coach? Not exactly sure what to look for in a coach? It is your lucky day – here are my tips in what you should look at and ask any financial coach you are interviewing. 1.

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not ready to invest, do this now

Not Ready to Invest? Steps You Should Take to Get Ready

Feel like you are not ready to start investing?  Think that gives you a free ticket to ignore investing right now? Don’t make that mistake, there are still things you should be doing, even if you

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zero sum budgeting

Zero Sum Budgeting: Do I Really Have to get to Zero?

Today we are going to chat about exactly how close to zero you need to get when you are doing a zero sum budget!  (Please don’t leave, I promise this is not too boring!)  Text is below the video

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cash is king

Cash is King: Understanding Liquidity and How to Create More

Over the years my financial focus has shifted as I have continued my money education.  I grab on to a phase and make that the “it” thing for the time.  Everything from real estate is king, to invest

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tax preparation services

Who Should I Pick to do My Taxes: Review of Three Tax Preparation Services

Today I want to talk about who you should use for your tax preparation.  Riveting topic I know, but a very important one if you don’t want to be stuck paying more than you should in taxes OR if you

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household budget percentages

How Much to Budget: Do Household Budget Percentages Work

There are many times in life when we wish someone would just tell us what to do.  It would be a lot easier to pick a career if you were just told what to do.  It would be a lot easier to start and run

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personal financial plan

Four Easy Steps to Create a Financial Plan

A financial plan is crucial to being able to achieve what you want in life.  Yet it can feel like an overwhelming task to create a plan – there seems to be so many details and at the same time so many

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budgeting irregular expeses

The Secrets to Budgeting for Irregular Expenses Without Using Debt

Budgeting for irregular, unplanned and one-time expenses can be a challenge.   It requires an extra level of planning and a bit of discipline to make it happen.  Yet the extra planning is important

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pay off debt or save

Debt Pay off or Retirement Savings: Are You on the Right Track?

The hardest part of personal finance is that it is personal.  A solution that is one size fits all does not exist; each and every single one of us is different.  Add on top of that the possibility that

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Types of Budgets: Ways to Create a Personal Budget

The key to financial success is spending less than you make. How do you accomplish this?  The best way is to create and follow a budget, as this is the only way you know where you money is going. There

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