2017 goals and resolutions can be tough. Make this year the year that you actually follow through on your goals. Check out these 7 areas to set goals in.
An attitude of gratitude can have a profound effect on your personal finances. Gratitude helps you in many ways financially. Check out these 5.
So, Sunday morning I was hustling around and trying to get as much done before having to head out to church, taking advantage of my wife and kids being gone (they slept over at grandma’s house). It’s amazing the things you can get done when you are distraction free lol. Anyways, we have been going through Financial Peace University, and last week, we had the “Dumping Debt” lesson. Now, Jenni and I have been debt free, other than our house, since June 2013. But, for some reason, I couldn’t bring myself to actually close our two credit card accounts because […]
Jenni and I are working through Financial Peace University this fall and I thought I would do a companion series following the main principles and lessons from our classes. This particular article is based off of the lesson: Super Saving. If you haven’t taken Financial Peace University, I would highly recommend and encourage you check it out as it has completely changed how we handle our money and has allowed us to make a huge turn around in our finances as well as other parts of our marriage as well. What do you expect to be your greatest challenge as […]
The other day I decided to check in on one of my favorite things, my Phillip Morris (Altria) stock (MO). When I was younger, I used to think that I would just invest all my money into dividend producing stocks and I would be rich. But, because of dumb financial mistakes and bills, I ended up cashing out almost all of my investments. I did, however, leave myself one share of one stock just to see what it would do over time though. And that one stock ended up being Phillip Morris (MO). I have held one share of MO […]
An awesome month for sure as we grew our emergency fund savings a lot this month. See how we did it in this update.
Working in a customer facing environment where you are taking people’s money while conversing with them, you get to meet all kinds of people. This past week has really opened my eyes to all the different people out there that are really having some struggles, whether self inflicted or just going through a rough patch, or just starting out.
What do millionaires have in common? This question really is key to understanding wealth building. If we want to become wealthy we should study the habits of those who have achieved financial freedom. How do we do this? We turn to the experts who have studied the habits of millionaires and share with us how to build wealth. Which brings me to this book The Millionaire Next Door which is a great read. It is also available as an audiobook. In The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley and William Danko, we read that the authors spent 20 years interviewing millionaires. The authors […]
Are you drowning in debt payments? Are you ready for a change? In this article, I show how my thought process changed when I was in debt to how I got myself out of debt.
Alright, here goes! My first real Budget Report/Net Worth Update! What Happened This month was a pretty good month overall, but I think with how the paychecks fell at the end of the month, our stats were showing a little skewed. We will see next month anyways. We got a good chunk of money put away into savings this month getting us all that much closer to our Fully Funded Emergency Fund of 6 months of expenses! Can’t wait to get that done so that we can start investing, saving for kid’s college and paying off the mortgage! Net Worth […]