Bad Plateaus

As you progress through the life of executing a financial plan, from time to time, you will notice some trends forming; some trends will be good and others will be bad. While most of the trends happening with my money these days are good, there was a time not too long ago that I noticed … Continue reading Bad Plateaus

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

The First Hurdle: Figuring Out Your Why in a Financial Plan

Up to this point, I've written about the importance of having some kind of financial plan, but I haven't really gone into how to start and maintain one. I think, at least, part of that is the fact that it took me a long time to figure out how to implement my own plan. Yes, … Continue reading The First Hurdle: Figuring Out Your Why in a Financial Plan

A Watched Port Never Grows

"A watched pot never boils."Almost Everybody's Grandma Hot Water Despite the fact that I attribute the above quote to "almost everybody's grandma," I was actually introduced to it in my high school chemistry class. It refers to the fact that, while you're cooking, a pot water seems to never come to a boil when you're … Continue reading A Watched Port Never Grows

Money and Photography: The Best Plan You Have is…

"The best camera is the one you have with you."Just about every photographer ever I think it's fair to say that just about everyone carries a camera with them almost everywhere they go; that camera is attached to our cellphones. And, while our phones have had cameras in them since June of 2000 (released in … Continue reading Money and Photography: The Best Plan You Have is…