I keep checking my mailbox to get an invitation to speak at a school graduation, but alas, the invitation never came. Therefore, I’m going to share 10 tips I wish I had when I graduated (high school and college). 1. When given the choice to learn from your own mistakes or the mistakes of others . . .
The book The Millionaire Next Door analyzes the financial habits of millionaires. It shares the results from interviews and surveys with millionaires. The goal of the book is to give an accurate idea of what characteristics make a millionaire. I found four of those characteristics especially important . . . .
Job loss. A lay off. Fraud. Getting fired. Robbery. Legal Issues. Credit card debt. In a moment, any of these instantaneous events can shatter your financial plan. At times these events do not come alone, but they come in groups – event after event. Unfortunately, life is filled with disappointment, frustration, and surprise. So what […]
Before dropping off your first application for a summer job, you should first first stop and define what the perfect summer job looks like. Some teens would love to spend the summer working at a camp, and others would be content setting up their own business. Here are a few fun summer job ideas and ways to make sure you define what you are looking for before you begin your search…
Personal Capital is an online personal finance tool that allows you to track all of your finances (budget, bank accounts, credit cards, and investments) all in one place. Best of all, it’s free! Here are some benefits as well as what you should know before you sign up.
One would expect a Christian blog to talk about giving. We may ask, “how much should I give? Where should I give?” Giving is part of our Christian mission. If Christians can increase their giving by embracing missional frugality, much good will be done in their lives, in their relationship with God, and around the world.
Do you have a to do list that includes items you should have accomplished a year ago? If you do, you are what I call normal. The January 2010 issue of the Sound Mind Investing Newsletter discussed something called a “fiscal health day” (a term they borrowed from a Ron Lieber article in the New […]
Making decisions can be hard work. Sometimes I get tired of trying to choose between all the options of life. Truth be told, some decisions that I thought were important turned out to have little or no impact on my life. Other decisions that I made are still impacting me (either positively or negatively). In […]