Workin’ For a Living

October 12, 2010

Tweet The third myth in our series of seven from Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater has to do with the excuses people make to avoid work. She calls these people self-righteous slackers. The author identifies several different scenarios that she has run into during her counseling where people have tried to make excuses for […]

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Money: The Fix-It Solution

October 6, 2010

Tweet Last week I reviewed a book titled Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater. This book identifies the seven money myths that keep people from taking charge of their finances. I thought for the next few posts I would cover these myths one at a time. The first myth has to do with the […]

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Step Back From the Edge

September 23, 2010

Tweet Many people’s financial situation reminds me of a song by Creed – One Last Breath. “I’m 6 feet from the edge and I’m thinkin’, maybe 6 feet ain’t so far down.” In fact, it reminds me of my own financial situation just 6 years ago. According to the latest news, over 70 percent of […]

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Face Your Fears

September 20, 2010

Tweet What is it about budgets that scares people away? It is such a powerful tool in taking control of you money. I believe one reason people don’t like budgets is that they equate budgets with cutting spending. That is not at all what a budget really is. It’s a great tool to help you […]

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Too Much Month Left at the End of Your Paycheck

September 13, 2010

Tweet A recent study by CareerBuilder found that the number of people living from paycheck to paycheck has continued to increase from 2009. Their survey of nearly 5000 respondents found that 77% were just covering their expenses when each paycheck arrived. That’s up from 61% in 2009’s survey. Does this describe you? Are you scrambling […]

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The Long and Short of Long Term Care Insurance

August 23, 2010

Tweet Have you given any thought to long term care insurance? As with any insurance product, the best time to think about it is when you DON’T need it. You’re probably thinking, “Why should I need that kind of insurance? I’m nice and healthy and I’m never going to allow myself to be stuck into […]

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The Top Three Ways to Prevent Financial Setback

August 16, 2010

Tweet I use to do my business accounting online. One of the added benefits, besides being free, is that they have a very active community. One user posted the question “How have you overcome a financial setback?”. That was an easy one for me. You can read the story here for more background on […]

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