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Financial Infidelity In Relationships

 

“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.

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black sheep finance

6 Reasons Folks Work With A Financial Coach

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? […]

Houston Financial Coach

The Story Behind Paying Off $61k In Only 16 Months

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.

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Financial Coach

Tired Of Being Broke? Do These 4 Things!

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.”

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#MoneyMondays

The Percentages You Need For A Successful Budget

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.

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#MoneyMondays “Keeping A Credit Card For Emergencies”

Question: Why are you so against having a credit card for emergencies?

Short answer: It’s just a silly idea!!

Long answer: Ask yourself this question: Do I really want to go into debt right in the middle of an emergency? I mean do you REALLY want to make a bad situation even worse by adding owed interest?

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Financial Coaching

How I Blew $1,000,000 In My Early 20’s

Most people don’t understand the concept of opportunity cost. In basic terms, opportunity cost can be summed up by saying,”If I’m doing X, then I’m not doing Y.”

2 months before my 24th birthday, I landed a sales job with a globally known company. I got a nice bump in pay and a few other perks I wasn’t used to at the time. […]

Financial Coaching

#MoneyMondays “Best Way To Repair Credit”

Question: What’s The Best Way To Repair Bad Credit?

Answer: If you’re following my blog and social media accounts, that should be the least of your worries. The honest truth is my credit score could be a 540 and I wouldn’t have a care in the world about it knowing what I know now. […]