3 Ways To Make A Pain-Free Money Plan
3 Tips To A No Fight Home Renovation
Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” What a smart guy. (Although flying a kite in a thunderstorm doesn’t look like wisdom at first glance.) Planning is a key to success – especially with your money. Planning doesn’t just help you get ahead financially; it helps put (and keep) your […]
2 New Year Challenges for a Healthier, Wealthier Life
When it comes to home remodeling there can be a lot of stress and a lot of money involved! It is a major financial commitment. There is a lot that goes into the decisions of remodeling. We just remodeled our whole house in three months! We considered doing the standard one room at a time, […]
New Year, New Money You Challenge: Review Last Year
Did you know that about one third of New Year’s resolutions are about finances? And we all know the sad statistics for how often resolutions are kept (hardly ever). So this year we decided to create some New Year, New Money You challenges for a healthier, wealthier life to make your money management more exciting […]
3 Solutions to Stop Holiday Money Fights
Congratulations! You are remarkable! Not everyone makes it to Challenge #3: Review Last Year. You take the time to make a better life. Not a perfect life. A better life. You’re ready for Challenge #3. Most people let their finances boss them around like a grouchy toddler on a sugar high. But you are taking steps […]
How To Make School Shopping Stress Free
The Christmas Season tends to invite more than just holiday joy. Arguments about money arguments can pile up faster than any presents under the tree. Most families will spend more money during this season than any other time of the year. If you’d rather skip the fights (and the fruitcake), you will definitely want to […]
3 Stress Free Tips To Enjoy Summer Vacations Without Going Broke
The average family spends close to $700 on back-to-school shopping. After Christmas, this is the biggest investment a family will make all year. You know your kids and their teachers work hard at school, so you want them to have the supplies they need. But each year the back-to-school list seems to grow and grow […]
Trying to Keep Up With the Joneses?
Is it really possible to enjoy summer vacations without going broke? Yes! Save money and everyone gets a vote with these 3 types of vacations this summer. Summer is coming. You can almost hear the loud music, the papers shredding, and the ecstatic rejoicing – wait, is that the sound of students … or teachers? […]
Nature vs. Nurture – Did I get my Money Personality From My Parents?
Ok, we all ask ourselves — even Scott and I ask it — “Are we trying to keep up with the Joneses?” Whoever those Jones are, they seem to have nice stuff. Right? But let’s admit we’ve never seen their credit card statements at the end of the month either. Whenever you find yourself buying […]
Tires You Will Never See On A Saver’s Car!
When we talk with people about their Money Personalities, someone always asks us, “Did I get my Money Personality from my parents? Was I born with them, or was it how I was raised? The answer is yes and not really. We see example after example that verifies your two Money Personalities are part of […]
I (Scott) am a Primary Spender and a Secondary Security Seeker. This played itself out perfectly this last week with my new tire purchase. (Yes we were stranded on the C470 for an hour, in the hot sun, with a flat – argh!) While stranded, a truck stopped to help us … out popped an […]