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Congratulations class of 2014!  Four years or more of hard work has gotten you here.  Alright, maybe it wasn’t all hard work; you enjoyed college, joined a fraternity or sorority, participated in sports, joined clubs or organizations, enjoyed a party or two and had a good time.  Now you have to start acting like an adult and get a job, move out on your own and support yourself.  What should you do? Read More…

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“It is never too late to start over!” (Lynne Gentry)  Sometimes you need to start over because of job loss, divorce or change in career. Sometimes you need to start over in a new direction or just make some changes. Change is difficult, but necessary when you realize something is no longer working or never worked at all.  What are you going to do? Do you have a plan? Read More…

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If You Were Boss

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What would you do if you were boss? What if you were boss of the company you work for? What would you change? Do you think like an employee or an entrepreneur? Suddenly, you need to see the big picture vs. doing just a job. You should be performance focused rather than just doing a job. Planning for the future just became your number one priority! What would you do if you were boss? Read More…

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Yes, I am planning my 100th birthday celebration! It is just thirty two and half (32 ½)) years from now. Planning a birthday celebration this far in advance has its problems!  First, I do not know I will be alive or where I may be living. Should I plan a lunch at a restaurant or at home?. Maybe a 100th birthday is important, but is it more important than your retirement? Planning your retirement requires a plan!

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In earlier times, the messenger delivered bad news! Don’t blame the person who tells you bad news. Too often, the person delivering bad news is blamed for the news. For many years, I was the messenger! I was the Chief Financial Officer who said profit margins were decreasing or some other performance indicator. As a personal finance blogger, is it my fault you make bad choices?  Read More…

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Post image for Why You Should Have a Financial Plan!

All businesses need a financial plan and you should too! A financial plan is a decision-making process and tool that enable management to assess results and set targets for growth. A financial plan describes each of the activities, resources, equipment and materials that are needed to achieve these objectives and the time frames involved. It is the combination of strategy and objectives! Are you planning ten (10) or twenty (20) years in thefuture?  Read More…

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Memorial Day is special for me because it is a three day weekend and the beginning of summer.   Another reason is I am a Vietnam era veteran. The weekend is filled with parades in many small and large cities across the country. It is also an opportunity to visit a national monument or cemetery to honor someone who served this country. It is filled with fireworks, barbecues, summer movies and family outings. Read More…

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Frugal fun things can be inexpensive without being boring! Being frugal does not mean you have to do nothing! If you deny yourself everything, you will eventually blow your budget. It is similar to a really strict diet; you cannot stay on one forever. The best way to remain frugal and still have fun is a little creativity. Frugal means living simply and economically. Here are some fun things and remain frugal!

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How to Start Saving

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You can start saving today! Can you put aside $10 per day? If you start saving $10 per day at twenty-two (22) years old, you will be a millionaire in forty (40) years. Can you save more? Everyone thinks they can wait until they are earning more money. Is waiting a mistake? Should wait because you have student loans? You know it is important, but you don’t have any money left to save. What can you do? Read More…

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Financial discipline equals happiness! Yes, I am talking about self discipline. Do you have self discipline when it comes to your personal finances? Do you spend money you do not have? Do you take responsibility for your actions? Do you have a budget? Do you save for retirement? Do you pay your bills on time? Almost all financial problems are a result of lack of self discipline. Read More…

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