Because money management covers such a wide variety of things, getting your finances into shape can be overwhelming at times. It can be hard to even know where to start, which can leave you paralyzed.
This can be true even if you break the things you need to do down by topic.
But there ARE a few strategies that can help. Here are some things to keep in mind. » Read more
What kind of talks do you give yourself about money? Be honest: Are they pep talks or whines? (Or maybe a little bit of both?)
What you say to yourself (and others) about money matters, so start hearing your words. As you start noticing the way you talk about money, remember you can always change your words and actions if you don’t like what you hear.
I’m not the only one who believes it matters, either. Dorethia Conner wrote #MoneyChat THE BOOK to help others get out of debt, manage their money, and create financial security.
Her book is clear, engaging, and actionable. (As creator of the Pay Off Debt app, the “Don’t manage your debt, get rid of it!” chapter heading produced an immediate Yes! in my book.) Dorethia’s pretty cool too! So here’s a little Q&A with her about #MoneyChat THE BOOK, which officially launched today on Amazon. Check it out :) » Read more
Sometimes you just don’t know where to start. There are all sorts of details to think about when it comes to whipping your financial life into shape — and then keeping it that way. What do you do first? What’s most important?
The details can feel overwhelming if you let them, so it’s imperative to prioritize. And that means prioritizing for what’s important in YOUR life. » Read more
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s relatively easy to fall for a scam — and even easier to feel stupid if it happens, which makes it harder to stop the scammers because people don’t want to come forward. I was the victim of one myself once, and although I didn’t lose much money it still wasn’t fun.
Scams are so prevalent that the FTC puts out scam alerts to inform consumers. How can you avoid being scammed? Well, most good scams have certain identifying features. Avoid them by keeping an eye out for them.
Here are 9 hallmarks of a scam. » Read more