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Random thoughts on financial matters.

The Fiscal Cliff and You

You hear about it on the news all of the time. You read about it in the newspaper. But what is “The Fiscal Cliff”? Go back in time to August 2, 2011. The United States had hit the debt ceiling.…

Giving Thanks

¬†¬†Evan Leeson via Compfight Thanksgiving Day. Most American children grew up hearing about the Pilgrims and the Indians celebrating Thanksgiving at Plymouth. The first nation wide Thanksgiving celebration was declared by George Washington “as a day of public thanksgiving and…

What Will You Vote For?

The election is rapidly approaching here in the United States. Next Tuesday millions of Americans will exercise their right — and their responsibility — to vote. Millions of Americans will not bother to go to the polls.

I Have a Confession to Make

Wow! It’s already May. This year is simply zooming by — especially since I have so much going on. But, I have a confession to make… As it stands right now on paper, I am not debt free. But, I…

Plan on Having a Great 2012!

It’s a new year — full of possibilities. You stand at a cross roads. Will this be just another year, or will this be the turning point in your life? It’s up to you. The year of 2012 can be…

Christmas Good Samaritans?

Okay, this post may not make me the most popular person on the planet, but I have to do it anyway. There have been several news stories and shares lately about Good Samaritans across the nation paying off layaway accounts…

Spending Plan Worksheet

Just a quick note on this Thanksgiving morning. Yvette asked: “Do you have a budget/spending plan worksheet that you use? A sheet that breaks it down like you listed.” I will continue to add more content to the Resources page,…

Managing Your Money-Budget

This is part one of a three-part series on managing your money. BUDGET Yes, the dreaded “B” word. Many people cringe at the very mention of a budget. Most people feel restricted and deprived when they try to live by…

The Rich Mentality

Do you consider yourself poor, rich or somewhere in between? Do your thoughts have anything to do with your real-life experience and circumstances? Why is it that even in the darkest of financial times, some people continue to prosper while…

What Are You Dwelling On?

“The mind has a wonderful capacity to translate our thoughts into their physical counterpart. If you allow your mind to dwell on thoughts of poverty and failure, you can be sure that will become your destiny. But if you focus…