money lessons from mom

Money Lessons From Mom (Video)

Growing up in my house, my Dad handled the majority of the finances, but I learned some valuable money lessons from Mom. Shortly after I turned 16 and got my drivers license, I inherited my Mom’s old Ford Taurus. This came along with a new responsibility: weekly grocery shopping. My Mom gave me a set amount of cash each week, …

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3 Keys to Your Financial Plan

I used to say, “If I just made more money, life would be better.” I thought that having more money would give me financial peace of mind. I now know that it wouldn’t have helped me at all. Why? Because the amount of money I made wasn’t the cause of my lack of prosperity. What was the cause? A combination …

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When Having Separate Accounts is Okay

Married couples with separate accounts might conjure up images of mistrust or deceit between husbands and wives, but there are certain situations where separate accounts can actually be a good idea.  First, let me put forth a few disclaimers.  I think deliberately hiding money or debt from your spouse or partner is a horrible idea.  There is a difference between …