Comfort Is A Girl’s Worst Friend

A theme that has come up recently with the younger people in my life is the issue of how to assess the value of an opportunity.  I have repeated the same advice, to think about  the long term benefit(s) of accepting the opportunity being presented.  The thing that stood out very clearly in both situationsContinue reading “Comfort Is A Girl’s Worst Friend”

Sign Seeing

Signs are not coincidence. Signs illuminate both lessons and warnings.

The Paper Chase

Even with the abundance of opportunity at our fingertips there is still a pervasive sense of lack in our society.  Increasing abundance of opportunity has not resulted in increasing satisfaction or happiness.  Why is that?

The 4 Hooks of Motivational Training

Motivational training events has become an industry onto itself. While they can serve as a valuable tool for industry insight and networking opportunities, beware the up-sell!

How to Turn Your Home Into A Personal ATM

When people think of ways to make passive income on property that they own they usually think of renting.  We are not taught personal or creative finance in school so the majority of us follow the same path to try to better ourselves financially.  Homeownership is the American dream.  For the majority of us ourContinue reading “How to Turn Your Home Into A Personal ATM”

Debt & Delay

A disheartening consequence of having unmanageable “bad” debt is delay in attaining goals and dreams.

Debt Bad, Leverage Good

Buy things that will appreciate in value. When you can leverage your time and your money and then put your money to work, you are on the road to riches.

Real Estate Investing, With Other Peoples’ Money (It’s a thing)

It is possible to get started in real estate investing with little to no money out of pocket. Even some of the most successful real estate investors began with hardly any money to their name.

From 0 to 18: Planting the Seeds of Financial Growth When Time Is On Your Side

You’re having a baby! And your first munchkin is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his new baby sister. You did everything you were supposed to do to get ready for baby: you kept your doctor’s appointments; took prenatal vitamins religiously; ate well; stayed away from cigarettes; put your feet up when you could; prayed.  AndContinue reading “From 0 to 18: Planting the Seeds of Financial Growth When Time Is On Your Side”

Make Your List. Check It Twice. (Or more)

  We’re nearing the end of summer. In some places the public school year has already begun. And do you know what that means? Christmas is around the corner! Sure, back-to-school season is almost over and parents are happy, I’m sure, for the relief on their wallet.  But at the blink of an eye we’llContinue reading “Make Your List. Check It Twice. (Or more)”