Financial Basics for Millennials

With age comes responsibility, so if you’re a young adult in your 20s or 30s, chances are you’ve been introduced to the realities of adulthood. While you’re excited by all the opportunities life has to offer, you’re also aware of your emerging financial responsibility. In the financial realm, the millennial generation (young adults born between… Read More

It’s all in the Budget

Practical Prosperity for Business

It’s mid-September and most would think that it’s too soon to think about planning for next year. However, this is the perfect time to start preparing, because budgeting can be a challenging task as there are many components to finalize. Let’s face it: most of us do not enjoy budgeting, but it is a very… Read More

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14 Ways to Survive the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

Anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact that I go a little overboard during the holidays. I overload on movies like Elf, A Muppets Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story. I have the Pandora Holiday station churning out one-hit wonders, and old standards. It is also not uncommon to see my best… Read More

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Having Kids – Budgeting for a Baby

Part 2 of a 5 part blog series

This is a five part blog series focused on the financial aspects of having children.  Specifically, the issues one should consider prior to bringing a child into a family.  This is part two, Budgeting for Baby. To read the first, Having the “Serious” Talk, click here.  The last three blogs will be published at one… Read More

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Budgeting as a Team Building Process?!

Budgets have a bad rap.  Just the word budget makes people cringe.   People equate budgets with images of someone looking over their shoulder, losing their freedom, being restricted in their activities, or not being worthy of making a decision. The “problem” with budgets is in the process or delivery of them, not the budget itself. … Read More

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5 Reasons you Should Love Living on a Budget

Why do we dislike budgeting?   Because it is hard work!   Seriously, budgeting, or planning your income and spending, requires that you look at your life, your priorities and your values.  Good budgeting takes introspection and most of us don’t want to spend a lot of time looking inside ourselves.  But like anything challenging,… Read More

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Are We There Yet? Budgeting & Forecasting

“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” – John C. Maxwell buy essays for college This quote has been my personal mantra many times over, and it is equally important for business as well as personal finances.  Budgets may take some time to prepare, especially if you’re… Read More

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Simple Steps for a Successful Budget

News you can use:  It’s not too late to contribute to a Roth or Traditional IRA for 2010. One thing you don’t want to overlook, is that earned income workers can make the maximum contribution on behalf of a non-working spouse as well.   Note the year on the check and get it postmarked before April 18th… Read More