When most Americans think about how millionaires live, there is no shortage of mythology and toxicity. Jealousy, envy, and spite are frequent reactions during conversations about wealthy people with those who are not themselves wealthy. The worst part about it is that those attitudes and worldviews are some of the biggest impediments to creating wealth … Continue reading Millionaires: Seven Myths Completely Debunked
Every day, thousands of Americans are harassed by collectors looking to get paid. These agents abuse debtors by threatening them, verbally and emotionally abusing them, and harassing them throughout their daily lives. Fortunately, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is your friend and is here to help. But to use this tool, you need to … Continue reading Your Rights Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Guest post from Linda Richardson. Hello there! I hope that amid the craziness of the COVID world you and your family are making it through! Our economies are gradually starting to reopen and people are returning to work, but something that may be on many people’s minds is how to pay back significant medical bills … Continue reading Managing Your Debt When Medical Bills Are A Large Portion of It
Guest post from Chris Haymon of Adulting Digest. Millennials are fairly well-established in the workforce, and now Generation Z, those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are now entering the workforce. Unfortunately, the BBC reports that many of today’s young adults are working more (and earning less) than previous generations did in their … Continue reading Smart Financial Planning Tips for Young Adults
We're now in the '20s, can you believe it? Cue the jazz music and all-time stock market highs from all that investing! Well, perhaps jazz music won't be as popular as it was a century ago, but we have had a rather vibrant economy at the moment as we did in the 1920s, and the … Continue reading One Investing Chart Shows Why the Long Term is What Really Matters
An emergency fund can turn a crisis into an inconvenience. Having a big pad of liquid cash available ensures that when life throws its wrenches and curveballs your way, you and your family will be prepared. This is a sensible conclusion. Yet most Americans have little in emergency savings. One survey found that only 39% … Continue reading The Biblical Principle of Having an Emergency Fund
For the 2020 tax year, the IRS has made some changed that could affect your take-home pay and total federal tax liability. MSN reports that the changes do not affect the rates themselves, but changes the income thresholds for the brackets as adjusted for inflation. In 2017, Congress changed federal income tax rates and brackets … Continue reading IRS Announces Tax Bracket Changes for 2020
It's a common question that a lot of folks ask when they hear about the idea of working with a coach: " Why should I pay someone when I can’t even make payments on some of our debts?" This is an understandable concern. The bills are already sky-high and it seems like there's hardly any … Continue reading “We Used a Coach…My Cousin Didn’t”
This is a common question that we as coaches get. A lot of people don't understand the nature of our trade and how a financial coach differs from a financial advisor. That's understandable though, as the financial coaching industry is still a relatively new sector of the financial world. So let's define what advisors do … Continue reading Financial Coach vs. Financial Advisor: What’s the Difference?
Step 3 of the Baby Steps program is to save three to six months of expenses in an emergency fund. This fund is not supposed to be used for shopping sprees, vacations, cars, sofa specials, or anything of that sort; only for true, emergency situations like a job layoff or medical incident. What to spend … Continue reading Where Should I Put My Emergency Fund?