Category: Budgeting & Money Management

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The Best Kept Secret of Investing

The story both excites me and terrifies me. It excites me because I have the opportunity to motivate others to do what I have not done. It terrifies be because I had not followed my friends advice and am now wishing I had spent less money on suede jackets, killer heels and drinks at the Misty Moon and had saved that money instead. So I urge you, read this, and pass it along to anyone in your life who can benefit from it today!

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The Cost of Convenience

I remember listening to the radio one morning and BJ and Bobby Mac (The Q104 Morning Crew) were discussing the purchase of a new fridge. Apparently Bobby Macs ice cube maker wasn’t working. Bobby...

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Breaking up with Credit

I envy people who have no debt. I want to be like them. I really do. I have the skills, I have the desire, yet it seems like a goal floating in the wind. I can see it. And almost touch it but it keeps floating away from my grasp. Oh I’ve made some progress over the years, but unsteady income, child care and investments in my education have all ensured I don’t get too far away from debt. Not yet anyway. But I’m nothing if not persistent!

5 Reasons Why you Should Track Your Expenses 0

5 Reasons Why you Should Track Your Expenses

Keeping track doesn’t have to be painful. You want to find a system that works for you, something not too complicated. You don’t have to track expenses for the rest of your life, but hopefully, you will realize the value, as I have, and want to make it part of your financial plan.

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Happy about Mad Money

A retired couple, who came to me for financial advice, were in for one of their follow up Counselling Sessions. I had them track their spending for the previous month and was asking them how they did. They felt they had done a good job except for the fact that (in her words) her husband did not get receipts. He was openly frustrated with this requirement to account for every cent spent.

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I’d like to Buy Some Income Please

Is anyone really happy with the amount of income they’re making? I think we all feel that we deserve to have more, we deserve to spend more, we deserve to have less stress worrying...

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Do couples prefer to talk about sex or money?

Talking about money can be more difficult that discussing sex in a relationship. Yet finances are a thread that runs through every relationship and an open dialogue on the subject is essential to the success of a couple’s unity. The following are some guidelines for cleaning the lines of communication – for love and for money!