Sometimes, you blow the budget. But what comes next? Do you give up? Here are some things to consider when things don't go as planned.
After the societal shutdown in 2020, the global economy experienced a sharp recession that slashed tax revenues. Included in these taxes is, of course, the Social Security payroll tax. As a result of this decrease, this means Social Security benefits are in more trouble than we thought just a couple of years ago. For several … Continue reading Social Security Benefits Are In More Trouble Than We Thought
Many people these days (perhaps a majority) have few financial skills. You may be one of those people. Most likely, the schools you attended emphasized the importance of getting an income instead of the ways to build wealth and manage your money. By now, you are probably discovering how difficult it is to function in … Continue reading Five Financial Skills to Fuel Your Life
Our contemporary culture likes to ask what causes poverty. But this question is based on a false premise. Ask this question instead.
For new college graduates, it can be an exciting time. But when entering the world of adulthood, making these mistakes can be very costly.
Impulse buying is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving our financial dreams. Before making that purchase, ask yourself these questions.
Financial coaching is still a relatively burgeoning industry. But even now there are thousands of coaches working with individuals and families to help them achieve financial freedom (and I’m thrilled to be one of them). Working with a coach is an investment, but the benefits of financial coaching go far beyond better budgets, paid off … Continue reading Five Benefits of Financial Coaching
I've often come across high-income earners who feel guilty about their great salary. Here's why I say they have nothing to be ashamed of.
You’ve worked hard to grow your income, climb out of debt, and improve your financial footing. But now, the worst has happened: You lost your job. Is your hard work doomed to go down the drain, or is there a path forward on your journey to financial freedom, in spite of your job loss? How … Continue reading How to Bounce Back from a Job Loss
I work with people from all walks of life. Some are just starting adult life, while others are nearing retirement. Some have a very high household income, some are very low. In the mainstream culture, these factors are often considered dispositive; that’s how it is and your future is fixed as a result. However, when … Continue reading Working with a Financial Coach: What Your Life Can Look Like