dave ramsey is wrong

Dave Ramsey is Wrong About a Few Things

Recently, my guest post 6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On​ was published on BudgetsAreSexy.com. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about publicly declaring my differences with Dave, seeing as he was a mentor to me for many years. (The article itself is very civil, and by no means disrespectful.) And then of course, …

Self Care is Good for Your Well Being and Your Wallet

  Self Care is Good for your Well Being AND your Wallet. Investing in your physical, mental, and emotional health is good for your well-being now and it’s good for your wallet in the long run!   Our guest on this episode is Dr. Bernadette Anderson. It’s hard not to be inspired by Dr. Bernadette because she approaches life with a …

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Screw Keeping Up with the Joneses

Yes, that’s right, I said it: “Screw keeping up with the Joneses.” (Much less the Kardashians!) If you were to ask me why the majority of my clients come to me stressed out about their money, it’s because of mindless spending. They may not think that they’re keeping up with the Joneses, but the truth is that we’re all influenced …

Top 10 Money Mistakes

Top 10 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

Top 10 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making 1.) Paying Medical Bills with Your Credit Card. Why it’s a mistake: Medicals bills have zero percent interest and providers are typically willing to accept partial payments over time. Once you pay that medical bill with a credit card, you’ll be hit with interest fees. Only do this if you pay your …

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Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract

Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract In love and money, we have a tendency to be attracted to someone who is our polar opposite. While this can be exciting, it also has the potential to be stressful. When your significant other wants to handle the joint finances differently, that’s when the money fights start! Is there a way to compromise …

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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. …

Raising Money Smart Kids (BusinessWise Podcast)

Are you raising money smart kids?  In this 3-minute segment from my interview with Crystal Faulkner of the BusinessWise Radio show , I discuss the most important thing you can do to raise kids who grow up into financially savvy adults. You don’t have to use a formal money curriculum to introduce your children to money management. Often the most profound lessons we can …

Most Important Budget Question

The Most Important Question to Ask Before Budgeting (Video)

What do you think is the most important question to ask before budgeting?  “How much money do I bring home every month?”  “How much am I spending?”  “Do I have too much debt?” Even before you start asking yourself these specifics, I want you to answer this question first: “If I woke up tomorrow and felt really good about my …