March 2011

Accelerate Your Mortgage Part Two

March 25, 2011

Tweet In the last post, I talked about the 20-15-25 rule for taking on a mortgage. These next two tips will help you speed up paying off that mortgage once you have acquired one. They will also help accelerate the process of building equity in your home to ensure you don’t end up under water […]

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Accelerate Your Mortgage Part One

March 23, 2011

Tweet We have been in a fairly severe mortgage crisis in our country. I cannot believe the number of For Sale signs that I see in yards as I drive around. It’s so sad to see people’s dreams crumble like that. It’s too bad that so many people have been sold down the river by […]

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The 60 Minute Money Workout

March 21, 2011

Tweet I recently received a copy of The 60-Minute Money Workout by Ellie Kay for review courtesy of Blogging for Books, a program of Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. As a finance coach, I was very excited to review this book. Some people may think there are already too many personal finance books out there. I […]

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Christmas in March?

March 17, 2011

Tweet How’s your Christmas fund coming? “What!?!?!”, you say. “It’s only St. Patrick’s Day!” I’m serious. Christmas is coming in just 9 more months. You probably spend quite a bit of money during that time with all the gift giving and special meals. The money has to come from somewhere. Why not make a plan […]

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Time To Grow Up

March 15, 2011

Tweet Have you ever heard this reason given when someone commits to something? “It’s time for me to grow up and start being responsible.” On the surface, it’s a pretty good response. If they’re deciding to settle down and get married, it’s probably a good thing. If they’re getting off of mom and dad’s couch […]

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Don’t Sacrifice Today

March 11, 2011

Tweet There are a lot of blogs, magazine articles, and other media that talk about saving for retirement. As a finance coach, I do believe we should have a plan for our retirement. It’s very important to be regularly setting aside a portion of our money for retirement, college, insurance and other future spending. I […]

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College Planning 101

March 8, 2011

Tweet When Should I Start Saving For My Child’s College? If you’re asking this question, then it’s probably safe to assume that you haven’t started saving already. In reality, the sooner you start saving, the better. Starting a college savings account when you are even thinking about having children is a great idea. Due to […]

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