Last week I hit the 100 mark in cut up credit cards by clients this year. I have to date over 300 credit cards cut up since we began this crusade (You can see a video of John cutting up seven credit cards here.). Every once in a while it is important to mark achievements. However this blog is more
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. Here are 10 ways to keep more cash in your pocket this fall.
Sticking to a Budget Made Simple
Have you ever had a certain amount for groceries in your budget and at the end of the month realized you went over your budgeted amount? Maybe it wasn’t groceries for you. Maybe it was something else. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy method to track your spending that did not require a
Are You Ready for Your Vacation?
Vacation season is in full swing. Taking a vacation can be very relaxing and build long lasting memories for the family. Even when the budget is tight, taking time away from regular life is rejuvenating and worth the time. However, if you are not careful, going on vacation can be very expensive.
Make Dad Happy Without Busting Your Budget.
This Sunday will be the annual Father’s Day holiday (which originally started in 1910). You may or may not care when Father’s Day started, but most people want to give their father something awesome for Father’s Day. The question is how do you get your awesome dad a gift when your budget is tight?
Creative Emergency Fund Solutions…
Handling emergencies when the going gets tough. You have made the decision to grow up financially and do things right this time. However, some unexpected events have happened and you do not have enough to cover the bill. Whether you are just starting to take control of your money or have been
READ THIS Before You Buy Your Next Vehicle
Last week my wife and I purchased a vehicle in Des Moines, Iowa. Soon after we bought it, I began to think through the steps we took during this process. Here are seven steps you can take that will save you money the next time you are purchase a vehicle.
How to Say No…Even to Cheese Balls
A story about sticking to a budget and using cash On Saturday, our family went to Hickory Park in Ames, Iowa to take one of our daughters out for her birthday. It was a perfect cloudy day for eating out. Our daughter was full of excitement knowing that this treat was for her birthday and she