I’m sure you can recite off some of the famous money sayings that we all likely heard growing up. “A penny saved is a penny earned” was one. “Money doesn’t grow on trees” is another one I can recall hearing as a youngster. Childhood is that impressionable period in our lives where we soak up … More Talk Finance With Your Kids-More Than Just Piggy Banks
One of my favorite roles as a friend is the trusted advisor for relationship advice. Not that I am by any means, any sort of relationship expert, more of a good listener I suppose. Once you find yourself in your 30s, some of your friends are going to end up single and others may decide it’s … More Millennial Couples: Don’t Put Off Talking Finances Before Tying the Knot
Budgeting has become quite the buzz lately with plenty of great information out there to fill up your plate with ideas and innovative ways to stretch out that almighty dollar. But do we ever reach a point where maybe it becomes an obsession? You may recall the coupon craze that became so popular several years ago … More Balanced Budgeting-Find A Happy Medium
Let me start by saying I have done this entire blog process in reverse. Guess what, I make mistakes, we all do. For the past month, we have been more focused on getting the site set up, that we lost sight of why we were even doing this in the first place! It’s easy to … More Mission, Vision, Value Basics-Defining Your Mark
Where were you on December 2nd, 2001 and why does it matter? In case you forgot, that was the day Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. If that seems like a really long time ago, you’re not alone. This wasn’t the largest corporate bankruptcy in history, but it sure got plenty of airtime given … More Mania Rears its Head-Bull Market Beer Goggles
A quick lesson for all the guys reading this. When a guy says he doesn’t want a gift for a holiday, it’s because we buy our own stuff throughout the year. Now, when a girl says she doesn’t want a gift, this is purely a test for us fellas. If you follow their suggestion for … More How I Did Valentine’s Day Right For Less Than $25, With Dinner!
It’s a bit early to start thinking about spring, but never too early to get your finances in order. Today I wanted to cover how easily it can be to find some hidden treasures when you sit down to review your finances annually. April 15th Is Approaching Tax time is upon us, so now is as … More Spring Cleaning For Your Finances
As one of our daily tasks as adults, we have to make decisions- sometimes financial ones. And if you’re like most Americans, you will briefly weigh the options, perhaps even consult a spouse or a friend, and make the best informed decision. But have you ever stopped to think about the other side of that decision? … More What are those big life decisions really costing us?