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Year-End Financial Forecast

Having a formal, well-organized way of projecting next year’s business results is a very valuable skill. While this skill is great for the development of your career, it is also a cornerstone for prudent personal finance. How else could someone know how they’re doing financially and how to guide their money …

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Not a Single Ab to Show for It

If I were any good with money, people looking to save a few bucks on a new mattress wouldn’t be the only ones visiting my blog. While I’m proud of my current financial situation, that wasn’t always the case. Though I’d like to say that I’ve drastically cut down on the …

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Investment Risk: When You Think You Know, You Don’t

KNOW THE RISKS Most of us are well aware that investing, of any kind, carries some degree of risk.  When we invest our hard-earned dollars, we do so on the basis that the risks associated with the investment, are identifiable, measurable and manageable.  It goes without saying, the risks should …

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Your Financial-Life Balance

THE BALANCING ACT It’s no secret that dialing into a balanced life is no easy feat. Sometimes you are completely unaware of how upside down things are until someone points it out, or an event happens that forces the issue – such as missing a family obligation, or being on …

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Money Challenge: Unlink Your Checking and Savings

I have to give credit, where credit is due.  The inspiration for this post came from Big Law Investor’s Make Investing Harder, Not Easier.   It’s a great read about how making advances in life, especially when it comes to saving and investing, shouldn’t be easy.  In fact, the harder things …

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Simple Interest Loan, Funding Compound Returns

Certainly, there is no shortage of financial minds out there who shout from mountain tops that whole life insurance is the worst investment known to man, inappropriate for all.  For the most part, I would agree with them. However, for the right individual, it can function, not as an investment, …

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