Tag Archives: goals

Will specific steps help you reach your goals?

We’ve all done it: set a goal or resolution, then felt enthusiastic and committed to achieving it…for about a week, after which life returns to normal and the budgeting workbook or the fancy gym clothes lay forgotten in the corner. … Continue reading

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A few good financial lessons for children at every age

What do you think is the ideal age to start teaching your kids about money? If you’re thinking junior high or high school — and I’m sure many of you are — you may be late to the game. According … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning your finances

I’m one of those strange people who actually enjoys cleaning out closets. There’s something about the process of taking everything out, throwing it into a pile, and then slowly going back through it and deciding what to keep and what … Continue reading

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How do you feel about saving money?

The answer – it turns out – is completely dependent on how you read the question. If you took saving money to mean getting a deal, a discount, a screaming buy on a purchase, then you likely reacted positively. And … Continue reading

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America Saves Week – a little help with budgeting

If you have ever read one of my posts you know how I feel about following a budget. I believe in the concept, I can create a solid plan, but as soon as I see the limitations on my open … Continue reading

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Making 2014 a financial turning point

There is ample evidence to show that most New Year’s resolutions don’t make it past the beginning of February (one of the latest pieces of research, from Gold’s Gym, named February 7 the Fitness Cliff — that’s the day when … Continue reading

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Teaching kids the meaning of enough

According to a recent study by Bridgewater State University , one-fifth of third graders now have cell phones. That’s just at the youngest extreme – 83% of kids in middle school are dialed in. Whether we like it or not, … Continue reading

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When do you qualify for old?

When do qualify for old? Is it based on age or attitude? My age still rounds down to 50, I certainly don’t feel old. Yet I remember when my parents were 50 and they seemed ancient. I do believe that … Continue reading

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Getting back to budgeting

No matter what your goal, it’s generally easy to get the motivation to start. You can eat healthy the first day of your diet, no problem. You’re in the gym bright and early the day after you sign up. And … Continue reading

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What can you do when your parents don’t want to talk about money

At some point in your life, the tables will turn – your parents, who likely taught you nearly everything you know, will need a helping hand. Whether that means assisting them in downsizing, navigating the Medicare process, or taking over … Continue reading

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