The #3 Must-Do for Financial Success

I think most financial experts will tell you that 90% of success with money is really just behavior.  You can make very little and leave something for the next generation if you are very wise about your spending and how you invest.  Even my previous posts (here and here) were nothing about financial strategies but more about your overall outlook on life.   I heard this quote recently and it kind of wrecked me.  Really, this quote about legacy could …

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5 Reasons Why Marrying Young is a Good Thing

I’ve been thinking of this post for a long time, but I’ve noticed a few other posts in blogland that also talk about marrying young so I debated whether to share our experience.  You can never have enough of a good thing, though, right?  So here’s 5 reason why I think marrying young is the way to go…   1.  Maturity isn’t a number.  I’ve met 18 year olds that act like they are 30, and I’ve met 30 year olds …

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Want financial success? Stop caring about what others think.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Two Words That Will Change your Financial Future . And while I still believe it true that delaying gratification will help everything to fall into place, there is another BIG thing you must do if you want to succeed at getting out of debt and staying on track.  You have to stop caring what other people think. Some people would rather impress their sister or their best friend than leave an inheritance to their children. …

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Money and Awkward Social Situations

It’s Money Monday! One of my friends recently gave me the idea to talk about how money can make for awkward conversations when invited to an event or outing. Maybe you’re invited to dinner and you don’t have the funds to eat at an expensive steakhouse. Maybe you’re asked to be a bridesmaid and you know a dress + shoes + hotel + bachelorette party is going to put you out $500 or more. Or you could be just saving for …

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Bad (Money) Habits

  Throughout the last year, I’ve been reading a lot about habits.  It’s really fascinating why we do the things we do- whether it’s our purchases at the store or our bedtime routine.  Moreso, habits are changeable! So what habits do we need to let go of when it comes to money?  I’m personally sick of hearing to “give up your latte each day!”  You mean a $4 Starbucks drink x 5 days a week is a bad investment?  Duh. …

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Two Words that Will Change Your Financial Future

After last week’s post when I related a lack of travel to a lack of money, I got a little flack.  I know there are other reasons people don’t travel, but I do believe that more people WOULD travel if their finances were in a place that they could afford to do it more often. I know that money is a very personal issue and everyone has an opinion. But when an article like this appears in my newsfeed this morning, …

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