Money Management

5 Ways to Control Your Spending Urges

October 1, 2015

If you’re one of the many Americans who vowed to change their financial habits this year then you probably need to change your spending habits.  When people make money resolutions they may want to start saving more or pay off their debt.  However neither one of these goals can be achieved if you don’t stop […]

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How to Get Rich by the End of the Year

September 7, 2015

Getting rich is a relative term because my definition of getting rich by the end of the year may not be the same as yours.  We can’t help you make millions by Dec 31st, but we can help you change your habits and achieve your personal goals. It’s already September and that means there are […]

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Should Married Couples Merge Finances?

August 21, 2015

Here’s a question that a lot of couples want to know: Should married couples merge their finances?  I am not sure there’s a right or wrong answer.  If I base my answer on my relationship I would say no, but that’s what works for us.  However in some situations it’s easier for one person to […]

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Money Savvy: Nature vs. Nurture

May 28, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Do you think good money habits are learned or are we born with them? I think it’s a little bit of both.  If money habits are truly learned then everyone in their 30s or older would be good with money, but unfortunately that’s not the case.  Or is it?  Maybe everyone is […]

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5 things that are worth the cost as I get older

May 25, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, is your taste evolving as you get older?  Mine is.  I can’t decide if it’s out of necessity or out of maturity but either way I find myself spending money on things that I normally wouldn’t spend money on. Do you spend more money now than […]

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Marriage and Merging Money

May 19, 2015

Money is often an issue that tends to cause the most friction between a newlywed couple. In a world where the majority of people are concerned with their own personal well being, it is easy to forget that marriage is a mutual arrangement, not a solitary effort. Trust is a vital component in establishing a […]

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Do you ever feel the need to give money advice?

May 7, 2015

I know this may sound like a silly question, but I’m curious.  As financial blog readers and money enthusiasts do you ever feel the need to lend a helping hand when it comes to money?  I don’t mean physically lend money to family or friends, I mean give them money advice. As a financial planner […]

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This is why Starbucks is not a waste of money

May 4, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  If you’ve ever read a story about spending wisely or setting a budget then you’ve probably been advised to cut out your daily trips to the coffee shop.  Right?  To be honest it’s true.  If you want to start saving money you can cut out Starbucks coffee and stop eating out in […]

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How to be financially savvy

April 9, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Usually I hate that phrase – financially savvy, it sounds so snobby – but in this case it’s a perfect fit for what we’re going to discuss today.  Let me ask you a question, are you good with money? I had lunch with my high school friend Jessica yesterday; she told me […]

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