There’s a point in the relationship of every committed couple where the financial question comes up — should we have a joint bank account? … [Read more...] about Should We Have a Joint Bank Account?
Keeping track of your financial goals is vital. If you're like me, you have a few goals that you want to reach at the beginning of the year. During the year you may forget some of them or even worse just give up on them altogether. There are a few ways that you can keep track of them. One easy way to track your goals is to use a goals worksheet. Why would you want to use goals … [Read more...] about Easy Way to Track Goals
In January everyone was happy about their goals for the New Year. People were hype. They were going to the gym faithfully, eating better and actively working on a side hustle or two. By March, many people had stopped doing those things. I hope you're one of the people who kept at their goals. If not, don't get down on yourself too bad. Be prepared to go harder next year. There … [Read more...] about What Happened to Your Goals
People come up with hundreds of financial goals all the time. Some people reach their goals all the time while others never do. Do you want to know why or why not? Many people use a setting goals worksheet. Some have this worksheet online. Others, like myself, have them in a notebook. Being able to read your goals daily will do something to you. It will help you to remember … [Read more...] about Staying on Track With Financial Goals
Hopefully, your 2015 was as good as mine was. I was able to get some things rolling in several areas of my life. If you're like me you want 2016 to be just as good if not better than this year. For that to happen there a few things that you should do now to prepare for the New Year. Go over what went right this year The 1st thing that you should do is go over what went … [Read more...] about Preparing for the New Year
The year is winding down and it's time to check in on our goal progress for this year as well as set our personal and financial goals for the New Year. As you know I set some pretty aggressive personal, professional and money goals for myself this year. For my money goal I wanted to save a set dollar amount (I prefer it over percentages because I like to have fixed goals … [Read more...] about How to Tackle Your Goals in 4 Easy Steps
If you're like me you make better reservations than you do meals. I have made learn to cook as one of my New Year's resolutions for the last several years. However all my efforts have been unsuccessful - but it's not from lack of trying. Both my parents are good cooks and it's very hard for people to believe that I didn't inherit the gene. My Dad says when it comes to … [Read more...] about Learn to Love to Cook
Do you notice a difference between men and women and money? I know I do. I think men and women are very different when it comes to almost every aspect of money from saving to spending and investing to splurging. The question is, how can we live happily ever after if our money habits are so different? Different management styles It's very possible that you and your … [Read more...] about Venus and Mars and Our Money
It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's back to school and that means families all across the United States are getting their kids (and in some cases themselves) ready for back to school. So let me ask you a question, even though you're all grown up and work full time do you miss going back to school? I do. I get nostalgic this time of the year for overcrowded … [Read more...] about Do you remember going back to school?
Good morning Dinks. Let me ask you a question, do you have a financial plan. Or actually here's a better question do you know how to do a financial plan? The odds are your answer is no. And that's O.K. Many people go through life without a financial plan and that's O.K. too. There's no rule book that says everyone and their mother has to have a financial plan. It's not … [Read more...] about How to Do a Financial Plan…The Right Way