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Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | August 2017

By | 2017-07-11T19:35:59+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

I was born in August some years ago.  Rather than just celebrate a day or week, I celebrate my whole birth month.  Granted, the celebration has changed drastically from when I was knee high to a grasshopper.  I no longer go all out for a day, but rather celebrate on a lower scale for 30 days.  [...]

Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | July 2017

By | 2017-07-11T19:21:59+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

July is usually hot, stormy, and always unbelievably busy, so I can understand your financial to-do list usually takes a back seat.  I, however, think you can easily accomplish one of these tasks in less than 45 minutes out of the 44,640 minutes available in July. Re-evaluate your homeowner's/renter’s insurance Summer is usually a good time [...]

Ask Mackey | Money & Fear

By | 2016-06-08T13:04:32+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Money. Fear. Like peanut butter and jelly, money and fear are compatible companions. Of course money brings up feelings of fear.   Money is the clothes on your back and the roof over your head.  Money is the tool you use to meet your basic needs, like health care, shelter, food and clothing as well as how [...]

How to Teach Your Kids about Money at Any Age

By | 2013-07-17T12:00:14+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Chances are there was a lot you didn't know about finances when you reached adulthood.  Your accidental ignorance may have cost you money in the form of an overdrawn checking account where the bank gleefully heaped on additional fees, or credit card debt at interest rates that would have qualified as criminal usury in the Middle [...]

Where are you on the Money vs. Happiness Scale?

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:33+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 “At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken In 2010, two Princeton University professors sought to answer the age-old question, can money buy happiness?  Yes, but only up to $75,000. Their study found that in the United States, beyond $75,000 of personal income participants reported [...]