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“I’ve had these forever” you hear.
In the back of your mind, you know you’ve never seen those items, but, in the moment, you let it go.
Maybe she’s right. Maybe you just don’t pay attention anymore.
A few weeks later you’re reconciling the bank account, and realize that, somehow, the math is off.
Then it hits you…those clothes were brand new and you aren’t crazy! Now you’re locked into a heated money fight.
Financial infidelity is the worst.
Lying about money can lead to some pretty serious marriage problems.
Personal finance is such a taboo subject. I mean, folks really hate talking about money for some reason.
A recent study found that 74% of people will not discuss money with a financial professional.
We can point the finger at shame, insecurity, or even fear as some of the top reasons why, but the truth is, not talking about money can be detrimental to your financial health.
So what about the other 26%? What are some of the top reasons they are willing to gain additional insight when it comes to money? […]
Many of our clients are parents of school-aged children who don’t want to obliterate their August budget. As a result, I decided to share seven ways you can save money during back to school season.
Emergencies happen. be prepared.
Despite what you may believe, I have not always been Michael of Black Sheep Finance.
Truthfully speaking, there was a 3 year stretch where I made almost every financial mistake you imaginable.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the first time I actually used a credit card.
It was February 2011 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Thanksgiving 2016 is a week I’ll never forget.
As you can probably tell by the title, that week SUCKED!
It all started the day before Thanksgiving when I got the call that my aunt, who had been in the hospital for a few weeks, was getting ready to begin chemo and was not expected to live through the initial treatment. […]
One afternoon, two young boys stood in front of their bathroom scale discussing the object at hand.
“How does this thing work?” asked one of the boys.
The other boy answered, “I’m not sure exactly, but I do know that when you stand on it, it either makes you mad or it makes you cry.”
Question: “When will I be able to retire?”
Answer: That all depends on you! When it comes to the question of retirement, the most important thing to remember is that retirement is less about your age and more about your financial situation.
No one should want to wait around for social security or, worse, become a burden to their children. Your retirement years should be more than that.
Question: What do you recommend for a budget percentage?
Great question! I love this one because it shows that you really care about not only creating a budget, but creating a budget that works for you. (Heavy emphasis on works for YOU!)
Here’s a fact that may come as a surprise for you: there really is no standard budget percentage chart that works for everyone.
Question: How do you tell your family that you’ve always helped “no” while tightening your budget?
Answer: I think it’s important to remember that “no” is, in fact, a complete sentence. Now just coming out and saying “no” can be quite difficult, so you’ll want to set aside time to have a full discussion with the family member. If the meeting feels a little awkward for you, there’s no problem with admitting that to open the meeting.