The Stock Market Won’t Save You; Invest Anyway

Forgive me for the somewhat splashy title on this post. And, I know, writing this post on the heels of a rough week in the stock market probably doesn't help. But, there is an idea that I hear from time to time as I listen to financial podcasts. To be clear, I don't hear this … Continue reading The Stock Market Won’t Save You; Invest Anyway

Cash Flow Management System: Income

Now that we have set up some goals for our money (short-term, mid-term, and long-term) and gotten an idea for how we would use our money in an ideal financial world, it's time to move into the specifics of handling our real-life cash flow situation. As you've probably figured out from this post's title, we're … Continue reading Cash Flow Management System: Income

Windfall Plan

It seems that Emergency Funds get all the press when it comes to unexpected money events. It makes sense, I guess. Most of us probably feel that bad things are more likely to happen in our financial lives than good. Not to mention that a few psychological studies show that we tend to twice as … Continue reading Windfall Plan

Following a Financial Fitness Plan

Growing up, I was always a pretty skinny kid. Now that I'm in my mid-40s, I wish I still had a problem where I had to try really hard to gain weight. But, when I was in high school and college, it sucked quite royally. Round about the time I turned 18, I can remember … Continue reading Following a Financial Fitness Plan