What is wrong with gazelle intensity

What’s Wrong with Gazelle Intensity?

If you’re familiar with Financial Peace University (FPU), you know all about gazelle intensity. It’s Dave Ramsey‘s method for getting out of debt fast. You run away from debt with the intensity of a gazelle in the Serengeti fleeing from a hungry cheetah. In practical terms, it means you cut your spending to the bone for a period of months …

Trying to Look Rich vs being rich

Trying To Look Rich Versus Being Rich

There’s a huge difference in trying to look rich versus being rich. The term “rich” is subjective and we can argue over exactly what that means. I really love the definition of rich that Jen Sincero gives in her book, You are a Badass at Making Money. “RICH = Able to afford all of the things and experiences required to …

What to Do During Your Weekly Money Date

Other money gurus preach the practice of holding a monthly budget meeting, but not me! I much prefer my clients have a weekly “money date” instead. Why? If you’re only checking in with your money progress on a monthly basis, you have the opportunity to get way off track. By doing this weekly, you’re more in tune with your money …

How Do I Get My Wife to Stop Spending Money

How Do I Get My Wife to Stop Spending Money?

You open your monthly credit card statement and almost faint when you see the total. Oh. My. God. How do I get my wife to stop spending money? There must be some mistake, right? As your shock subsides, anger rushes into take its place. “Honey! Get in here!” you bellow. The dreaded monthly credit card fight is about to begin. …

How to Spot a Financial Manipulator

If your marriage is on the rocks, you might wonder where husbands hide money during divorce. Is he hiding income, cash, or debt? Here’s how to find out.

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. …