One of the best ways to be successful with a budget is to know why you failed in the first place. Here are some reasons budgets fail.
If your budget isn’t working the way that you intend it to work, then you may need to start from the ground up and build a budget beginning with the essentials.
There’s a lot of talk about “keeping up with the Joneses” on personal finance blogs. The phrase, “keeping up with the Joneses” simply refers to looking at one’s neighbor as the standard and benchmark for success in regards to accumulation of material goods and socioeconomic superiority. To fail to keep up with the Joneses is […]
Last night I was watching a great set of video interviews by Adam Baker over at ManVsDebt.com with other popular writers, bloggers and world travelers. I can’t link to the videos because they’re actually part of his great new premium e-book package that he’s offering called “Sell Your Crap“. ( I started reading the e-books […]
I‘ve been writing about finance for some time now, and in all my research 3 principles stand out as the most important. You’ve heard these before; the problem is most people don’t take them to heart. If you follow these straightforward rules of thumb, you’re almost guaranteed to become wealthy. Let’s start with the one […]
Over the past few years through writing for this blog and helping to facilitate Dave Ramsey‘s Financial Peace University class I’ve heard a lot of misconceptions that people have about money. These are beliefs and ideas about money that people hold deep in their psyche that tell them how they should approach money. They help […]
My wife and I are currently in the middle of planning a week long vacation to the east coast. We’re doing a driving tour of New England, starting in Niagara Falls, New York, and making our way towards Bar Harbor, Maine. As we’ve been planning this trip, I’ve never been more aware of the fact […]