Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals I realized something about myself recently. I’m not good at self-discipline. I’m successful because I’m an awesome multi-tasker, not because of my stick-to-it-ness. This has to change. I recently reread a book called “Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” by Thomas C. Corley, which I highly recommend reading. Corley is a CPA, who over the course of five years studied the habits of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. He asked them to ... Read More about Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals
I make good money why am I always broke? So this post is going to be a bit of tough love. If you keep saying, "I make good money why am I always broke," it is time to make some changes in your financial life. There is a reason you are broke - either your spending is completely out of control, or your debt is out of control. If you are tired of always being broke, then you have to decrease your spending, get out of debt and find a way to make extra money. Like I said - TOUGH LOVE! The other day, I heard a speaker say that the ... Read More about I Make Good Money Why Am I Always Broke?
Why I've Stopped Feeling Ashamed Of My Financial Success: “We make good money,” I threw that phrase out there while speaking with a friend and was shocked at her response. She thanked me for being so open and honest and then proceeded to tell me that in the past she has been shamed for her family’s financial success. She was like me, very proud of what she and her husband had accomplished through hard work, long hours and dedication. She wasn’t bragging or trying to rub her success in anyone’s face but struggled with the knowledge that ... Read More about Why I’ve Stopped Feeling Ashamed Of My Financial Success
Best Resume Tips: 8 Writing Tips For Your Professional Resume When did we stop teaching people to write a decent resume? I’ve been reviewing professional resumes for the last few hours. Boring doesn’t even begin to cover how mind-numbing this process is. I’m beginning to wonder if resume writing has become a lost art. I’m trying to hire a new accountant since my current accounting office imploded. We placed an ad in the usual sources and within 30 minutes had over 10 resumes. I was pretty stoked at those results and just knew I was ... Read More about Best Resume Tips: 8 Writing Tips For Your Professional Resume
Which Payment Type Can Help You Stick To A Budget? Let’s just start by admitting that sticking to a budget is hard. Very few people want to limit their spending voluntarily. However, there are certain things that you can do to help make budgeting just a little bit easier. Most of the great budgeting tricks are psychological in nature and I totally believe that when you are trying to determine which payment type can help you stick to a budget, this is 100% true. Which Payment Type Can Help You Stick To A Budget? There are two payment ... Read More about Which Payment Type Can Help You Stick To A Budget
Budget by Percentage: Create a Minimalist Budget If you struggle with budgeting (like most of us), you may want to consider a minimalistic percentage-based budget. I used to love complicated zero-based budgets, but once I got married and had kids, my free time dropped significantly. I'm sure you are like me and don't have time to create detailed spreadsheets that account for every variable. If you are reading this post you want a minimalist budget that is easy to set-up and maintain. The most simple, the better budgets work. Related ... Read More about How to Create a Minimalist Budget
Is A Percentage Based Budget Plan Right For You? Do you struggle with your household budget? Budgeting is hard! I've been budgeting for years and still struggle to get it right each month. If you are struggling to manage your family household budget, you should consider giving the percentage-based budgeting system a try. The percentage-based budget is one of the easiest budgeting systems to implement. I’ve used all types of budgeting methods at various times in my life. Some have worked better than others, this is one of the ... Read More about Why A Percentage Based Budget Plan Will Work For You
Top Goals in Life: It is kind of hard to make small incremental changes in your life unless you have a list of top goals in life that you are working towards. I realized this kind of by accident the other day. One of my top goals in life is to pay off my home by our 10 year anniversary. I hate to say it, but it has kind of been one of those goals that I’ve always talked about, but never really took the time to articulate. Since I never actually articulated it, I never actually put together a plan to accomplish it either. I looked ... Read More about How To Create Your Top Goals In Life