The following is a part of Yakezie’s blog swap from Marissa. She writes about life after grad school, and personal finance over at Thirty Six Months. You can check out my post on her site. I was an inventive child. Inventive in a way to ask my parents for a bigger allowance if I did extra chores, asking my siblings for a part of their allowance as a fee for being younger than me etc. Some of those ideas worked and some of them got me grounded for bullying my little sisters. The point is that when your child has the entrepreneurial spirit … [Read more...] about How To Raise The Next Millionaire Entrepreneur
You may have noticed that learning to play the guitar has been on my list of 100 goals to complete before I die. Not only have I been taking guitar lessons from a teacher locally, but I have also really enjoyed the lessons that Nate Savage from GuitarLessons.com puts on his site and on YouTube. Recently Nate sent out an email to his newsletter subscribers (you can subscribe to the Money Q&A newsletter here) about meeting an incredible guitar player and one of his heroes that inspired him to strive to become a better guitar … [Read more...] about Ten Ways To Inspire Yourself To Save And Invest
Many people mistakenly think that they do not need to create a will. It typically stems from the belief that you do not have enough assets to justify it, or you incorrectly assuming that your assets will pass to your spouse of loved ones. Each state is different as to who receives your property when you die without a will. If you want to ensure that your wishes are carried out, then you need to have a will in place. Getting a will does not have to be a long drawn out affair with lawyers like most people assume. Three Reasons You Need … [Read more...] about Why You Need To Create A Will To Protect Your Family
Jon Acuff who wrote an incredible book called “Quitters” recently asked his Twitter followers (follow him @JonAcuff and follow me on Twitter @MoneyQandA), “When did you realize that you were never going to be able to slam dunk a basketball? Have you realized yet?” We all have dreams and goals that are incredibly lofty. I have 100 goals to complete before I die. I know what you are thinking. What does this have to do with the American Dream? It has everything to do with our dreams, the American Dream, and what we think that we can accomplish in … [Read more...] about Is the American Dream Dead or Alive?
I’m constantly being asked money questions by readers, coworkers, friends, and family members. I do ask for your money questions over and over again after all. In fact, if you email me one of your money questions and I pick yours to be featured in our Reader’s Questions Series, I’ll send you a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover. I thought that it would be cool to highlight the ten questions that I hear the most often. Here are the quick answers to these top money questions that people have a burning desire to … [Read more...] about Top Ten Money Questions People Always Ask
The following is a blog swap post from Joe at Retire By 40, where he writes about his journey to early retirement and other fun stuff along the way. Check out my post I Don’t Mind Paying Full Price For Experiences at his site today! What are things you never go cheap on and why? This is a pretty tough question for me. The crux of the question is the definition of cheap. If cheap means paying less than full price, then I go cheap on pretty much every product I purchase. We buy generic brand groceries because it's cheaper and the quality is … [Read more...] about What Are Things You Never Go Cheap On And Why?