This is my last post for a while on money. I hope I haven't worn you out, but have gotten you excited about what you can do with your money. It is a movement! There are many websites, books, and devotees of this new way of living called, “Financial Independence, Retire Early” or “FIRE”. The … Continue reading The Finale-F.I.R.E.
How dreary that title sounds. Does it bring to mind a Scrooge-like character, hunched over his shabby notebooks, worrying over each entry? Who wants to be tracking every expense and earnestly being careful? This is the opposite of what our culture teaches--especially on Black Friday! Spend, Spend, Spend! An incredible discount is still not a … Continue reading Budgeting for the Rest of Our Lives
We have always been told there is “good debt” such as getting an education and a house, and “bad debt” which is credit cards and buying things that don’t appreciate, like boats, campers and cars. What if every debt was considered a bad debt? To be avoided only when there was no other way, and … Continue reading Avoiding Debt
My husband has a theory he and I often talk about. He calls them “Learning Packets”. Some people receive huge amounts of Learning Packets and some work on the same few their whole lives. Small or large, Learning Packets are life lessons that sometimes show up in the form of obstacles. These obstacles are brought … Continue reading Learning Packets
My husband had lunch with a neighbor last week. He is wealthy and is using his wealth to educate people on how to grow their money. He said, "Thousands of dollars flow through our hands during our lives, whether we flip hamburgers for a living, or are doctors, and very few manage to save any … Continue reading Saving=Options/Freedom