Filing for bankruptcy is a heavy decision to make. Consider these aspects of the process and whether an alternative solution may be better.
Your free credit report is a compilation of information about your financial history. The three bureaus, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, gather information about your accounts, available credit, credit usage, payment history, and the like. The bureaus take this information and give you your credit score, which lenders use to determine how much you can borrow … Continue reading 3 Reasons To Review Your Free Credit Report Right Now
As a financial coach, I don’t just work with people in desperate situations. I frequently work with clients who are doing very well with money but are looking to do even better. These people have an incredible work ethic and desire to leave a legacy for their families and community. So what has struck me … Continue reading Why High-Income Earners Should NEVER Be Ashamed of Their Earnings
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
I work with people in a wide variety of situations. Many are paycheck-to-paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, and looking to pay off debt. Some, however, have received large sums of money from inheritances, settlements, and commissions, and are wondering what to do with this large sum. Each and every time, there is a certain … Continue reading “I Just Received A Large Sum of Money; How Should I Handle It?”
It's easy to think that if we earned just a bit more money, we'd be able to get ahead; that a few hundred dollars more a month will do the trick, or that a six-figure income is what really makes becoming wealthy possible. But contrary to popular opinion, that's simply not true. Solving financial problems … Continue reading Money Won’t Solve Your Financial Problems, But This Will
There's a misconception that most people who become wealthy somehow got there through special knowledge, sophisticated investment strategies, or (most cynical of all) by "stealing" from others. All of these things are demonstrably untrue thanks to the groundbreaking study of over 10,000 American millionaires. The steps to achieving wealth are fairly simple: stay out of … Continue reading How A Budget Propels You Toward Prosperity