You’ve worked hard for your money and want the best for your children, right? If your savings has grown to be a significant amount, you’ll probably have a good chance of leaving it to your family, which, although it can seem like a blessing, could cause more harm than good. While most people won’t be […]
If you’ve already set a budget, kudos to you! You’re already ahead of the game. The real challenge comes with keeping it and knowing which areas you should give some flexibility to and which ones are non-negotiable.
Jan and I recently said “no” to a great deal. I will tell you all about it in a second, but first you need a bit of background information. Background info 1: Jan and I are currently involved in a house flip project which, because we are “cash only” investors, has dropped our savings to, […]
Julie* is a single woman, fortyish, who lives a full life. She is actively involved in the County Writer’s Guild, volunteers for a variety of service projects, and is commonly spotted at our community’s many Saturday morning yard sales. Julie has a quick smile and engaging personality; our paths seldom cross without her taking time […]
“Well, it is time to go eat a frog”, my wife bemoaned recently as she was cleaning up the breakfast dishes. She was, of course, referring to the old adage, “If you eat a frog the first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will be better.” What was her frog? Going to […]