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Money management is controlling your personal finances!  Money management is the process of budgeting, saving, investing, spending or otherwise in overseeing the cash usage of an individual or group. Do you contribute to your retirement? Do you have a budget?   Do you pay your credit card balance every month? If you can answer yes to these questions, you are a good money manager!

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Track your expenses or you will overspend.  The simple answer is you have finite income! It is real easy to spend more money than you earn or have. Whenever I have cash in my pocket, I will spend it! It is one of the reasons I do not carry cash. Contrary to most personal finance gurus, I am much more careful when I use my credit card. How do you control your spending?

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Your credit score is a number. But it is a very important number. It could stand between you and that house you’ve been wanting to buy, the car you want to rent for a holiday or any sort of dream purchase you’ve been pining for. However it’s nothing but a number. So keeping it stable and around the same place, or even increasing it, is paramount. Read More…

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Who else should interview me than me! The self interview is a writing exercise using a question as a strategy for reflection. Something I do often as I get older. It may be a recurring article format if you like the results. I am using it to share ideas, strategies and motivation in an effort to reveal more of myself. I will pick some issues, problems or outcomes that I think you may find interesting. Read More…

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Buying income property is one of the best ways to reach your financial goals!.  Income property is investment property bought or developed to earn income through renting, leasing or price appreciation.  This can be a condominium, townhouse, home, apartment building, industrial property or commercial office building.  Have you ever thought about buying income property?  Read More…

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This is National Financial Literacy Month! It is time to take control of your finances. Decide today, that you are responsible for your financial future, make better financial decisions, differentiate between wants and needs, get out of debt, start a savings account, track your expenses, start budgeting, set and achieve goals. If you are happy with your situation, don’t change! If not, read on. Read More…

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Everyone says money!  How much is enough to take care of you for the rest of your life?  Do you have a number?  Does it cover inflation, medical insurance and all your  “needs” and your “wants”?  Fidelity says you should have at least 8 times your ending salary! Whatever you think, you need to add ten percent!  Why?  You probably underestimated how long you may live. Read More…

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In finance, you should diversify your investment portfolio by reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. Typically, this means asset allocationAsset allocation is an investment strategy to balance risk and reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to your risk tolerance, goals and time frame. Are you diversified? Read More…

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I am changing again! I am returning to publishing three times (Monday, Wednesday Friday) a week beginning April 14th.  Change does not stop there, I am returning to a personal finance focus! “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” (Confucius)  What changes have you made in your career, business or personal life to reach your goal? Read More…

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I used to think it was crazy to live on 50% or less income! Here are just some of my cost cutting strategies.  Some people would call me cheap or frugal!  I think of myself as value conscious!  I hate to spend money unless I see the value.  If you maximize your expenses, you will have more money to spend on what you want! My approach may cause you to rethink how you spend your money! Read More…

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