Jon & Patti were living the “American Dream”, as a married couple with four wonderful children, they owned a two story house with the white picket fence and of course… the dog. As successful business owners they were able to create the lifestyle that most people dream of having. On the outside
Fellow friend and financial coach Greg Pare wrote this blog recently that I thought was so inspiring I wanted to share it will all of you. Recently, a client showed me her envelopes that she had made. Of course, she uses them to separate her cash into her budget categories. Never mind the fact the
Have you ever had to go through one of those events in life that you hoped you would never have to experience? If you have lived life at all your answer will more than like be yes. There are different ways financially you can go through one of those experiences. One of those experiences is not
Shouldn't it appall us when someone offers us a chance to be indebted to them, as if it's a good thing? A couple of weekends ago my family and I went to visit the new Kohl’s store in Ames, Iowa. There has been a lot of buzz about Kohl’s coming to town lately and so we made the effort to check out
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
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.
In today’s fast paced and hi-tech world people are more and more not using carrying cash with them. There is a growing sense of concern when it comes to carrying cash for fear that it would increase the probability of being robbed. The fact is that cash robberies are not as common as you might
We are almost half way through another year and I have been wondering lately how most of us are doing on are New Year’s resolutions. Most people make one of three declarations on New Year’s: I am going to lose weight, I am going to quit smoking or I am going to get out of debt. Then why is it