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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Your Titles Are Meaningless To Me

November 15, 2010

Tweet I just read a very disturbing answer to a question on LinkedIn. Matt Wegner of Matt Wegner Financial Coaching (and Grate Outdoor Solutions, LLC by the way), asked in the LinkedIn Answers section whether it is possible to live without debt. Two of the answers (at the time of this writing) said that it is […]

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Don’t Take Suze Orman’s Advice… or Mine

September 9, 2010

Tweet There is a ton of information on the web covering every topic imaginable. In some respects, the amount of information can be a positive. If you need some help, a quick internet search can net you the best recipe for grandma’s homemade biscuits or help you replace your car’s canooter valve. The problem is, while the […]

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Who Needs a Credit Score?

September 6, 2010

Tweet The following comment is straight from, a website sponsored by Visa and dedicated to “informing” people about their credit scores. Can debt ever be good? There is such a thing as positive debt . Just like in establishing a responsible credit history, having debt in something like a mortgage and using it responsibly […]

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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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FICO Is an 'F' Word

August 13, 2010

Tweet You’ll get a lot of advice these days on how to improve your FICO score. There are even companies out there that are happy to take your hard earned money in order to improve your FICO score. In my opinion however, it’s a huge waste of your time and money to focus on that. […]

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Creative Financing for Dummies

May 1, 2010

Tweet Dyan and I were doing some book shopping at our favorite bookstore (Goodwill) and ran across this title, Creative Home Financing. Wow. An entire book for that? I can sum it up in three words DON’T DO IT! Okay, so maybe I cheated a bit with the contraction. I’ll go ahead and allow four words. […]

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