So many of us have done it: Opened a credit card and told yourself, “I’ll pay it off every month and benefit from the rewards!” It seems like the perfect plan. Plus, the Internet tells us we MUST have a good credit score to get a house. So, really, getting a credit card is a responsible step toward
This May Be Costing You at Least $717 Per Month!
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
RSVP today…get a response in seconds. You would think I would feel excited about this invitation. The invitation is on thick and glossy card stock. Even the envelope says, “By invitation only,” and “Your immediate response is requested.” It is obvious they are trying to make me feel like I am
Client Success Story – The Engelman Family
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
A Two-Year Old Cashier
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
Tackling the Fear of Collectors
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
Thanks, but no thanks.
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
What Kind of Person Are You?
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