According to a recent report, the average American is spending an additional $717/month due to inflation. That is $8,604 per year! OUCH!! Now more than ever is the time to gain control of your finances. Here’s the good news…it is not too late to do something about this. Below are four quick tips to
Single Mom Pays Off Over $24,000!
My name is Shawna Robinson. I am a single mother of a beautiful 4 year old daughter named Ava. I started financial coaching July 3, 2012 with Justin Bennett. When you feel like you hit rock bottom, you only have one place to look, and that is up.
Paying Off Debt – Third Time is a Charm!
My husband and I had worked the baby steps in previous years and had actually gotten out of debt and moved on to step 3. Then we stopped. I think we got out of debt too easy by selling things and cashing out an investment and it didn't "hurt" too bad. It was fast and easy and relatively painless,
The Seven Baby Steps
Have you ever wondered why I am not getting any traction with my finances? You think to yourself, "I make decent money, but where is it all going?"
Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account?
A very recent article from Business Record (a central Iowa business magazine) sited that 30% of Americans have an outstanding loan balance with their retirement account. What makes it even worse is that 60% of Americans are not even saving for retirement (according to a Scott Trade study) because of
Use Your Tax Refund As Rocket Fuel to Better Your Finances!
It is that time of year again. Between now and April 15th tax returns are filed all across the country. The average tax payer last year received a $3,000 refund. What will you do with your refund this year? If you are struggling with your finances here is what we suggest you do with your refund this
Back to School Shopping Tips
It is that time of year again. The annual back to school shopping season has begun and without warning, shopping for the kids can easily become a budget buster if you’re not careful. At Strong Tower Consulting, we took the time to research some practical back to school shopping tips.
7 out of 10 homes live paycheck to paycheck regardless of income. What causes this to happen?