Investing is not hard, but it is important. The key is to follow the rule that “You only invest in things you understand.”
For most Americans, debt has just become part of life. It is almost like we are born with it. The bottom line is that we need to change our relationship with debt as it is stealing from our future.
It used to be that the goal was to retire and ‘get the watch.’ People would work 25 years at one company, pay their bills, and then retire (often with a pension). Those days are gone.
At the end of each year, we need to look back and forward. We need to look back to understand what worked and what didn’t, while we need to look forward to understand what we can do differently for next year. The goal isn’t to beat ourselves up for the past year but to understand the progress we made (or didn’t) to know what to change.
Over 1/3rd of Americans over the age of 55 are disabled. Although disability can take many forms, the ultimate result is a loss of both income and the ability to do the things we enjoy.
My path to becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ may be different than most. I was raised in a family that could barely make ends meet (we were broke). I have made more mistakes with money than most. My background isn’t in finance, it is in Adult Learning and...
The Money Management system can help you to automate your budget by focusing on Musts, Shoulds, Coulds, and Won’ts.
Budgeting can be hard. It requires ‘won’t-power’. There are lots of things we will buy, but it is the things we won’t buy that matter. It may be that the best way to give yourself some won’t power is to force yourself...
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