May Tips: Involve Your Children

Children learn best when they’re thrown into real situations – and one of the best ways for them to learn about the money world they’re going to have to live in the rest of their lives is from you their parents. I know it may seem uncomfortable to expose our financial...

May Tips: Review Your Finances

Before you can make any change – at least any knowledgeable change – you need to have a good long review of your finances. This means taking the time and going through that nasty shoe box of receipts you have been piling up, or the online statements from your bank and...

May Tips: Organize Into Categories

As you’re reviewing your finances and have gathered everything together that you need to take an overhead view of your money life, work to start categorizing your income and expenditures. When you can organize each section into categories it becomes far easier to see...

May Tips: Chart Your Spending

Creating a chart of your expenses can be a huge help in visually seeing where you are actually spending your money. Since you should have all those expenses put into categories, take those categories and enter them into an excel chart to create a pie chart, or add the...

May Tips: Cut Unnecessary Wants and Debt

After seeing a chart or graph of where you are spending, it’s time to cut down on those expenses where you’re really not getting a lot of value. I know it sounds cliché, but if you find yourself spending $5 at Starbuck’s everyday that’s $1,825 to coffee over the...