The Four Best Financial Assets

What are the four best financial assets you should own? Stocks, bonds, real estate, and gold? Those are all amazing assets but the ones I’m going to talk about here are a little different. These are things that anyone, at any age, with any bank balance can begin to develop. Here they are in order of importance, from least to greatest. The …

Who wants to be filthy rich

Who Wants to be Filthy Rich?

Who wants to be filthy rich? (NOT me!) Don’t get me wrong, I definitely want to be rich. I could just do without the filthy part. The word filthy conjures up images of pigs rolling in mud. In fact, Dictionary.com defines filthy this way: “Foul, disgusting, completely dirty; vile, vulgar, obscene.” Nope, I definitely don’t want my riches to be filthy! The rich people I …

Grow Your Biz with a Quiz

Grow Your Biz with a Quiz

As an entrepreneur intent on growing your engagement online, you might be wondering if you can grow your biz with a quiz… Maybe, like me, you’ve noticed how many people love taking quizzes and sharing their results on social media. It’s been over a year since the nice folks at Interact contacted me to test drive their quiz creation platform. …

forget your money

Did You Forget Your Money?

A strange phenomenon occurs for a high percentage of my coaching clients when they work with me… They find money they forgot they even had! You might be saying to yourself, “Oh that must be nice to have so much money that you forget about some of it! That definitely would NOT happen to me.” I wouldn’t be so sure …

The Best Budget App for Couples

How do you find the best budget app for couples when there are so many choices available? Almost every major bank, and even small credit unions, are offering a budgeting function as a part of their online banking system. And of course, there are the most popular third-party budget apps like Mint, YNAB (You Need a Budget), and Every Dollar. …

what happens to my debt when i die

What Happens to my Debt When I Die?

What happens to my debt when I die? Does it just go away? Or will my family be responsible to pay it for me? The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of debt, if you have any assets when you die, and if you’re legally married or not. We generally don’t like to dwell on the fact …

What Happens to My Money When I Die?

If you were to die tomorrow, do you know what happens to your money? What happens with your banks accounts, investments, retirement funds, and insurance policies? Trust me, no one likes to think or talk about their own death, but we all will die at some point (unless you’re an immortal vampire!).  And there’s nothing more loving you can do …

should i refinance my student loans

Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

“Should I refinance my student loans?” It’s a question I’m asked almost weekly by my followers and potential clients. It’s true, student loan debt is a growing financial burden for many Americans. In fact, the biggest asset of the US Government is student loan debt. (Yikes!) For some people, this debt prevents them from saving adequately for retirement and other …