In God We Trust?

This past weekend, my pastor asked me to share a story about putting your trust in God vs. putting your trust in money.  Yes, it’s important to be responsible with our money and manage it wisely,  but only God can provide us with true peace and security.  I think this struck a chord with a lot of people, so I …

Engaging the Uninvolved Spouse ~ Part 1: “The Clueless One”

What do you do when your spouse or partner doesn’t want to be involved in the budget decision making process?  The “Uninvolved Spouse” problem isn’t uncommon in families, but it’s a serious one.  If you’re both not openly communicating about and participating in the family finances, it’s a recipe for conflict.  In this blog series, I’ll discuss three different scenarios …

Save Up & Pay Cash

  You’re heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.”  But did you know that patience can also make you rich?  Yes, it can!  By saving up and paying cash for the things your family wants, rather than financing your purchases with a loan or credit card, you add a lot of dollars to your personal bottom line.   Unfortunately, in …

My Dad – MY Financial Lifeguard

When I meet people for the first time, and they ask me, “So, what do you do for a living?” here’s what I say:  “I’m a Financial Lifeguard.  I help people who feel like they are drowning financially get to a safe place and catch their breath.  Then I teach them how to swim.”  I do this because I was …