Have you ever watched a financial advisor on TV that just yells at his or her viewers with a comment like, “Are you kidding me" when they ask if they can buy something that they have wanted for a long time. Watching one of those shows reminds me of having my parents yell at me. Sure my parents were smart. Sure they have more life experience. But did they always see where I was coming from? Not always. If your financial advisor is always telling you what to do and what not to do, it is time to … [Read more...]
Women and the World’s Money
Women, whether we like it or not, control our lives. If you have a woman or multiple women in your life, whether it be a spouse, girlfriend, daughter or even just a close friend; she controls pretty much all aspects of your life, whether you realize it or not. Fact By 2014, women will control 65 percent of global spending and more than 80 percent of U.S. spending. Now you know where all your money will go! Women Control the World’s Money According to She-Economy.com, women account for 85% of … [Read more...]
Being financially savvy means changing your mindset
An article by BudgetQueen A while ago I was approached by someone who was living paycheck to paycheck who was considering “playing the system," (such as not reporting income tax) when she found out that her husband was going to receive another pay cut. This extreme situation is wrong to most of us, but people can be pushed to the extreme in some cases. There is always a better alternative to “playing the system." To get out of a bad place financially often is just a matter of … [Read more...]
Getting out of "paycheck to paycheck"
Dear Christine, I have been living paycheck to paycheck for at least three years now. Whenever I think that things are going better an emergency comes up and I am right back to where I started again. I have a good job as a nurse but I work long hours and all I want to do is crash when I get home. I can’t do some of the things that I want to do like go on vacations, got to lunch with friends or buy nice things. How can I get out of this cycle? “Down in Denver” Dear "Down in Denver," … [Read more...]
Is it too late to change my career?
Dear Christine, I am completely unsatisfied with my job. I make a lot of money because I have been here so long so it is hard to leave. Plus I worked hard to be where I am now. But I dread going in every day. I just turned 38 and I am worried that it is too late to start over. “A career in jeopardy” Dear "career in jeopardy," I understand how hard it can be going everyday to a job that makes you unhappy. We have all had a job or two like that but we were conflicted because the … [Read more...]
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