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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Want a simple ‘Spending Plan Process’? – Set up three accounts. These can be three bank accounts or can consist of a cash account or two, depending on what works for you. One account for your regular monthly expenses, one for savings and one for your day-to-day spending needs.
You might be asking yourself “How Can I Find Money to Save for Retirement?”. This guest article gives some great ideas on how you can redirect a small regular purchase and make a major impact at retirement.
With mortgage rates still hovering at historic lows, chances are you’ve considered breaking your current mortgage and renewing now before rates begin to rise.
Perhaps you want to free up cash for such things as renovations, travel or putting towards your children’s education? Or maybe you want to pay down debt or pay your mortgage off faster? In some cases, the penalty can be quite substantial if you aren’t very far into your mortgage term, but we can determine if breaking your mortgage now will benefit you long term.
We live in an ever-accommodating society. No longer do we have to go out and look for deals, they are delivered to our doorstep. I can see the credit companies doing a little jig at this wonderful new shopping sensation. Unfortunately our pocket books aren’t necessarily doing the same jig.
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!
There is a disturbing trend happening in the Credit Counselling Industry. Companies are popping up online with toll free numbers, promises of reduced interest rates and manageable monthly payments.
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.