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Created on Thursday, 28 January 2016 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Smart Saving, Money Management
Many responsible adults are saving for a dream: financial freedom. While financial freedom is something incremental rather than a destination or arrival point, it’s certainly a worthy aspiration ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 17 November 2014 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Smart Spending, Money Management, Trustworthy Advice
I frequently get questions about how to invest and build long-term wealth. If you really want the secret of wealth-building, you have to be prepared for a simple, boring, tried-and-true answer: saving. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: simple saving, money management, smart spending, buying happiness, mind and money
... things, making life more enjoyable and meaningful. (1) Federal Reserve Bulletin, Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2007 to 2010: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances. Federal Reserve ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Asset Allocation, Retirement
Life is full of to-do lists, whether they’re electronic, on paper or in our heads. If you’re not contributing regularly to your IRA, why not get that off your list? Take the opportunity today to set up ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Simple Living, Defeating Debt, That’s So Money
Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian will be a monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Blogger Interview, Fun Finance
Jacob is the author of iHeartBudgets.net, a personal finance blog dedicated to putting the "Fun" back in Fundamentals of Finance. He is a husband, father, and avid budget nerd who actually spent his recent ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Simple Saving, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Defeating Debt
Emergencies are no picnic. There’s nothing like the dismay, panic and anxiety, followed by that rush of adrenaline to solve the problem. No solution can mean double the emergency. With finances, unfortunately ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Fitness, Money Management, Simple Saving, Trustworthy Advice
The fastest way to find the right answers is to ask the right questions—or at least ask enough of them. Good questions are homing devices for finding solutions and answers. Asking, “Am I ready to invest ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: That’s So Money, Trustworthy Advice, Money Management, Fun Finance, Mind and Money, Financial Fitness
Nicole Ouellette and Alice Kaiserian will be a monthly contributors to the Wealth Gathering blog with a column we like to call ‘That’s So Money.’ Think of this blog as combining personal finance and social ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: easy investing, money management, trustworthy advice, investment costs, asset allocation
There’s a difference between wanting to do something and actually doing it. Procrastination is common when the road ahead is murky and unknown—but then you miss the ultimate victory: the “I did it!” So ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: survive, thrive, retirement, savings, money management, organize, spending, saving, earning, wealth, emergency fund, purpose goals, income
Ever approach a complicated task with apprehension, only to find that it became simple once you understood it? For many people, getting a handle on their accounts works that way. In earlier blogs, I talked ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 October 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: money, spending, irrational, saving, wealth, money management
Ever look at your bank account or wallet and wonder where the money went? If you were the U.S. Treasury, maybe you could make money—literally—and replenish it right away! Many people balk at the idea of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: saving, money, goals, investing, retirement, priorities, money management
Things that don’t come naturally or easily can be a challenge to keep up over time. Take saving, for instance. Saving is the key to going beyond just surviving and truly starting to thrive—but it’s not ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Money Management, Financial Fitness
My financial spring cleaning happens early in the year as I prepare to file taxes. That’s when I go through my folder that contains the various documents I’ve accumulated for tax time. If you’re like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Smart Saving, Money Management
We need predictability in our lives, because too many changes and surprises can be unsettling. Irregular income and out-of-the-ordinary expenses are two financial factors that can throw us off kilter—unless, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Money Management, Financial Fitness
Usually, it's taboo to talk about your money. Managing your finances is traditionally a solo pursuit. Most people are uncomfortable discussing their finances also because it’s very personal, like telling ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Money Management, Financial Fitness
To get in better physical shape, you usually set a goal that gives your workouts purpose. Likewise, if you want to achieve financial fitness, it helps to have a specific goal. The goal should be a compelling ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Fun Finance
It’s New Year’s resolution time. We look back at what we’ve eaten, what we’ve spent and what we’ve done—or not done—and something’s got to change! For most of us, our efforts will involve improving our ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 21 November 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Money Management, Trustworthy Advice, Mind & Money
Have you ever been around someone who seldom thinks you do anything right? The worst is nagging, where you get constant reminders about your flaws. Even if the person has a point, it would be nice if ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Money Management, Fun Finance
Don’t you just love balancing that checkbook? Most of us do not look forward to money management tasks. Often we struggle to get the money thing done. We might have good days when the bills are few and ... [ +++ ]
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