The Spirit of Giving (Podcast)

In this episode I’ll discuss how giving money to charitable causes helps us stay financially healthy.  It’s a great paradox that the more generous we are, the richer we become both in spirit AND in our bank accounts.  I’ll talk about the benefits of giving, the barriers to giving, how to get started on your journey to becoming a generous …

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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 …

Debt = Financial Cancer, Part Two

       The Cure – Start moving in the right direction.        The first step to getting out of debt is to STOP BORROWING MORE MONEY!  As Dave Ramsey says, “You can’t get out of a hole by digging out the bottom!” It’s time for plastic surgery – cut up those credit cards!      The second step to getting out …