Based on my personal and business experience over the last couple of decades it’s clear that helping other people is crucial for success. And by success, I mean personal and financial success. Unfortunately, I grew up thinking that only chumps focus on other people. I’m not proud of this — but it’s true. If […]
Money and Marriage
No matter how together you are personally, if you and your “better half” are not on the same page when it comes to money you’ll find it difficult and frustrating to move forward toward financial security.
Here are a host of articles that can help you both communicate and learn as you build your financial lives together.
Being financially well-off but unhappy is like having peanut butter without the jelly. What good is it? Don’t get me wrong, I think most people can be happy doing a variety of jobs. But all things being equal, you’ll be happier and wealthier if you like what you do. When I work with people they […]
No matter where you are on the money totem pole, you are going to deliver bad financial news to somebody sooner or later. You’re either going to convey a negative update or make a decision that somebody else isn’t going to like. It’s no fun. It’s uncomfortable. But if you have to do it, how […]
This frugal life I’ve been writing about on the blog is important. In fact, ever since I started writing this blog, I’ve been trying to promote the virtues of frugality. Why spend money needlessly? I haven’t changed my mind about these things but I did have a unforeseen shift in attitude a couple of years […]
You absolutely must protect your boundaries when it comes to your cash. If not, you won’t need to worry about what to do with your savings – because you won’t have any. Here is an e-mail I received. I wanted to share it with you and hear your reactions: “I have a 62 year old […]
Before you get married, talk about money. Forget the flowers. Think finances. According to Jeffrey Dew, assistant professor at Utah State University, you are 30% more likely to end up with a divorce if you and your spouse argue about money once a week or more. Hands down, money is the most important point of […]