I am a big fan of the ABC hit show Shark Tank
that airs every Friday night. I love seeing the
innovative products and services that these
optimistic entrepreneurs bring to the tank in
hopes of striking a deal with the millionaire
and billionaire sharks. Many lessons can be
learned about money, business, and life from
This past week’s episode had an amazing
entrepreneur that gave an excellent example in
the ultimate lesson of positioning yourself for
success. Her name is Julie Busha and her
product is called … Read More
With the rising cost of college tuition these days,
it’s only natural to feel the pressure that you have
another expense to deal with. The common way to
pay for college is through a student loan. Student loan
debt has reached a whopping 1 trillion dollars and is
only going to get higher. So what can you do to
decrease the probability that your child will need to
rely on a student loan to attend college? Below I
have listed some strategies to consider as you
plan for your child’s … Read More
In nature, only things happen when people
do them under pressure. It is the pressure
that causes us to take action.
In school, remember pulling those all-nighters
to finish those term papers or to study for that
final exam? We all knew the dates when they
were due, but the majority of us would wait until
the last minute. When we feel the pressure to do
something, we will do it. If there is no pressure
then we tend to not take action; we are all great
Here are … Read More
In the theme of Halloween this week, I am writing a special Halloween Edition.
On occasion I have been asked, “How does Money on Your Terms
work for couples?” My answer: All the fundamentals and steps
work the same. You just work to get rid of the Y in Your and make
it Our. When couples are able to focus on their money in terms
of a financial team, they are more likely to create the life they’ve
always been dreaming about together.
Let’s face it, money is the number … Read More
Remember back when you were a kid? You wanted
that new toy from the toy store, to eat that piece of
candy before dinner and feel like a grown up by
staying up past your bedtime. And how where
you able to accomplish all this? You negotiated
with your parents. You mastered the art of negotiation
In the majority of countries around the world, it is
a common business practice to negotiate. Even the
hot noodle lunch from the local street vendor
is negotiable. It depends on how … Read More
In our culture today, everyone wants the quick fix
and easy route. We live in an age that if instant results
don’t happen we give up and look for something else
that might get us there a whole lot quicker. Sure, I would
like the easy way in life, but I have to accept the fact that
‘If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it.’ This holds
true too as you are building wealth. There are no shortcuts,
no get rich quick schemes. The majority of people come… Read More
Time races by so fast!
The same thing happens when trying to fund a retirement
account. The years go by so fast and people end up playing
catch up while they try to save for retirement. We believe
there is always enough time to save, but procrastination is
a major factor that keeps our retirement accounts on empty.
Before people realize it, they’re scratching their heads
wondering why they didn’t save for their golden years.
The National Institute on Retirement Security did a study
on working-age households in the U.S. … Read More
How many people really enjoy going to a job 5 days a week?
We know the stats:
80% are unhappy at work
20% love their work
I used to be a member of the 80% club when I had to
work to make money. I was programmed to get an education,
get my foot in the door, and work my way up the corporate
ladder and live for today by spending my hard earned money.
Well, I tried that path, and trust me, this path got old after:
Hitting the … Read More
Are you finances in order to handle those financial emergencies
while you are making other plans?
According to a survey conducted by the National Foundation
for Credit Counseling, 64% of Americans don’t have enough cash
on hand to handle a $1,000 emergency.
I don’t want it to rain on anyone’s parade, but you never know when:
That car transmission will go out
That lay off from your job becomes a reality
You get sick and can not return to work for the foreseeable future
We all want to believe it … Read More
Have you ever walked into the local mall
looking to buy one item and then found
yourself walking back to your car with bags
full of stuff you never anticipated buying.
I definitely have…
How does it happen? Blame it on the impulse buy.
Impulse buying is common behavior in the world, today.
Businesses know how to activate every cell
of our 5 senses to trigger our muscles to purchase
Making that impulsive purchase feels good in
the moment, however, the thrill is short lived when
you look … Read More