With the stock markets currently all over the place lately, there have been plenty of talks about recessions, bear markets, double dips, and tons of other financial vocabulary words that are thrown around. But, what is the definition of a bear market? How do you define a recession? It may not be as easy as you think. You may actually not care either. What Is The Definition Of A Recession? While there are no clear cut definitions of a recession and no governmental agencies that host the one true, undisputedly accepted … [Read more...] about What Is The Actual Definition Of A Recession?
The last week, I wrote an overview of Dave Ramsey’s baby steps system from his book, The Total Money Makeover, and I have been dissecting each of his individual baby steps as well. The Total Money Makeover is a personal finance book that I highly recommend and one of the greatest personal finance books to read. Today, we will look at Baby Step 4 in more detail which is to invest 15% of your income for retirement. There are seven Dave Ramsey baby steps that you should follow in order that will lead you to financial … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step Four – Invest 15% Of Your Income For Retirement
The other day I wrote an overview of Dave Ramsey’s baby steps system from his book, The Total Money Makeover. There are seven baby steps that you should follow in order that will lead you to financial peace that he discusses in his book which is one of the Top Ten Personal Finance Books of all time that you should be reading. Today, we're going to focus on baby step 3. Dave Ramsey's baby steps are… Baby Step 1 – $1,000 Emergency Fund Baby Step 2 – Pay Off All Of Your Debt With A Debt Snowball Baby Step 3 – … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step Three – Fully Funded Emergency Fund
The second baby step in Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover is to pay off all of your debts except your mortgage. He recommends doing this by using a debt snowball. When Dave Ramsey talks about paying off all of your debts except your home, he means exactly that, all of your debts. This is where you list all of your debts in order from the smallest balance to the largest balance. You should include all of your credit card debt, student loans, car loans, loans to parents, debt to the IRS, money borrowed from your parents or … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step Two – Pay Off Your Debt With A Debt Snowball
The other day I gave a brief overview of Dave Ramsey’s baby steps system to financial freedom that he outlines in his book, The Total Money Makeover. There are seven baby steps that you should take in order to gain financial peace. Baby Step 1 – $1,000 Emergency Fund Baby Step 2 – Pay Off All Of Your Debt With A Debt Snowball Baby Step 3 – Fully Fund Your Emergency Fund Baby Step 4 – Save 15% Of Your Income For Retirement Baby Step 5 – Save For Your Children’s College Education Baby Step 6 – Pay … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step One – $1,000 Emergency Fund In The Bank
Recently, I was given a copy of the book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money In Its Place, by Hill Harper to read. You probably recognize Hill Harper and his picture on the cover of the book. He is one of the lead actors on the television show, CSI: NY. Initially, when I saw the book, I was very curious to find out what Mr. Harper had to say about finances, but I quickly found out that he is quite an accomplished man off the silver screen too. Not only has Hill Harper written three other New York Times bestsellers, he is also a graduate … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper