How to Handle the Expected Unexpected Like A Pro

Life does not happen on schedule or according to plan.  However, one thing we can be certain of in life is that things will happen.  And they will cost money. If you own a car, I guarantee you will pay for car repairs and maintenance.  Your tires wear out, brakes need to be replaced, and… Read More

Defend Against the Unexpected: How to Build an Emergency Fund

Life is full of uncertainty.  Cars break down, we get sick, layoff notices come, roofs leak, water heaters burst, and bones break.  These and other events strike without warning.  If you do not have money set aside to handle these situations, you will likely be forced to rely on high-interest debt such as credit cards… Read More

The Most Important Financial Number You’re Probably Not Tracking

So, you’re starting to make better financial decisions.  Maybe you are following a budget, saving more, or working on paying down debt.  How do you stay motivated?  How do you know what difference it makes in your overall financial wellbeing?  It’s simple – track your net worth! In my MBA program, one of the sayings… Read More

7 Easy Tricks to Boost Your Savings

Did you know that over 24% of Americans have no emergency savings at all?  Yikes! According to the Federal Reserve, a 2015 survey of American households showed that 46% would have trouble coming up with $400 for an unexpected expense. Let’s face it – life doesn’t happen as planned.  Cars break down, furnaces need repairs,… Read More