Summer Goals Checkup

Goals June 27th, 2014

It’s looonnng past New Year’s resolutions time. In fact we’re about halfway to next year now. So how are you doing on your goals & resolutions?

Are you making awesome progress on at least one of them, or are you struggling to remember what they even were?

Regardless if the current state of your goals, just the act of checking up on them can help. If you’re not were you’d like to be right now — say, with you personal finance related goals — don’t let it get you down.

Instead, use the change of season as an opportunity for a fresh start. And maybe give yourself a shorter time period before the next check-in. I know that personally I do a lot better with much shorter time frames.

Your goals should be important to you, and by giving yourself a shorter time frame you can make them urgent too. That’s a sure-fire way to make progress on them.

Time to Redraw the Plans?

Money management May 30th, 2014

Food for thought:

“I believe your wallet should keep pace with your lifestyle. If you cannot save enough money for the life you want to live isn’t it time to redraw the plans?”

Continue reading If You Cannot Save Enough Money for the Life You Want to Live Isn’t it Time to Redraw the Plans? at One Frugal Girl.

Walking the Tightrope of Work/Life Balance

Family March 4th, 2014

As a child of the 80s, I was raised to believe I could have it all. No one laughed at me when I expressed a desire to be President one day, instead of the typical “nurse”, “secretary” or “teacher” career goals of my mom & grandma’s eras. To my way of thinking that “I can bring home the bacon, and fry it up in a pan” line was more than just a commercial jingle.

And then I grew up. Read the rest of this entry »

Estate Planning Isn’t Just for Rich People

Estate Planning February 12th, 2014

What do you think of when you hear someone mention estate planning? Maybe a dramatic reading of some rich person’s will in a crowded paneled room? While smart rich people do work on estate planning, so do smart every day folks.

That’s because we all die, and if we die without a plan for our money, the government gets to decide what happens to it. (I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer not to let the government do that.) Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Ready To Buy A Home?

Real Estate January 10th, 2014

Home ownership is a dream for many people. Owning a home represents stability and a commitment to your neighborhood. It can also be a fantastic investment or the cause of most of the stress in your life. So how do you know you’re ready to buy a home? Read the rest of this entry »

How to Set an Effective New Year’s Resolution (For Your Money)

Money management December 9th, 2013

Yup, it’s almost that time again: New Year’s Resolution time. This year though, consider setting a resolution for your money. An effective one that you’ll actually keep. One that will help your wallet grow fatter and your future brighter. If that sounds good to you, know this: you’ll really be setting a goal, not just making some pie-in-the-sky statement. Here’s how to set an effective resolution for your money. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Holiday Spending Under Control

Budgeting November 21st, 2013

Let’s face it, as a woman we’re likely to do much of the holiday shopping. While there are certainly exceptions, that just seems to be the way it works in many households. In essence, this means that we are in large part responsible for keeping holiday spending under control. Read the rest of this entry »

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