retirement

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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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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If Your Checkbook Could Talk

December 14, 2010

Tweet If your checkbook or credit cards or debit cards could talk, what would they say about you? You can tell a lot about someone just by reviewing their spending habits. The things that are important to you really begin to stand out over a period of time.

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Are You Stuck In the Matrix?

October 1, 2010

Tweet Have you seen the Matrix? There’s a classic scene where Morpheus offers Neo the choice between the red pill and the blue pill. The red pill will free him from the Matrix and the blue pill will send him back to the illusion that the machines have created to keep him pacified and under […]

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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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