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Money and Couples – Talk About Your Finances

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Money Blog | 0 comments

Money and Couples – Talk About Your Finances

Money and Couples – Part 1 Most all “know” that the main reason for divorce is because of finances. Many people have plenty of struggles dealing with their own money, but adding another person into the mix can make it even more challenging. Over the next few entries, we’ll talk about some money basics that help alleviate some of the stress related to money; being on the same page with your money can help couples be happier in their relationships. The first step is to open up and be honest with each other. In other...

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Why a Financial Coach?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Money Blog | 0 comments

Why a Financial Coach?

Why do you, or anyone in general, need a financial coach? A financial consultant, sometimes referred to as a financial coach, is there to help instill in you a sense of confidence and peace about how to manage your money. A financial consultant will help you find a path through the maze of all of your bills, your debts, your concerns about saving for big events. They will be a sounding board to your financial decisions and will help hold you accountable for the actions you take. A financial consultant can help you prioritize your debt...

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Common Retirement Savings Plans

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Money Blog | 0 comments

Common Retirement Savings Plans

Lots of people have questions about different retirement options. There are various vehicles to put your retirement monies in, and the www.irs.gov site has many interesting pages that help describe in detail all the rules of some of the most well-known options. He are several links to some specific pages about retirement plans: Roth IRA and Traditional IRA comparison chart – This is a great chart that gives you a high level understanding of Roth and Traditional IRAs. Anyone can save money into a Traditional IRA. Roth 401(k), Roth IRA, and...

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How Much Should I Save?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Money Blog | 0 comments

How Much Should I Save?

Many numbers are thrown around when talking about how much money you should save with all sorts of opinions. The real answer is different for everyone depending on your situation and ultimate goals, but the important thing is to start saving something. Start with 5% and, once you get used to that, bump it up to 10%. And, just keep on going up from there. A guideline that I like is the 50-20-30 rule of thumb where the first 50% of your spending is for necessities, the next 20% for savings, and the final 30% for wants or lifestyle choices. 50%...

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Taking The First Step Towards Financial Freedom

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Money Blog | 0 comments

Taking The First Step Towards Financial Freedom

I went on a hut trip a few weeks ago. A hut trip is a snow shoe / ski trip with a backpack where you go up to a hut (large cabin with sleeping spots for 15 or so people, wood burning stove, and outhouse), stay for a couple of nights hiking or skiing around the area during the day, and then you pack back out to join the real world. It was the first time I’d been on such a trip in almost 20 years, and I was nervous and scared because of the strength and endurance I would need to make it. I committed to the trip about six weeks in advance...

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