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Your definition of budget is wrong and you must read this! A budget is not a money diet! Perhaps this is why you could be avoiding it?
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Your Definition of Budget is Wrong

I love to read personal finance books (yes, I’m a nerd and I know it).  However, there is one thing that I’ve seen in multiple books that just isn’t correct.  I keep seeing the authors discuss ways to reach financial goals and plan for your money and

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Review of Personal Finance Software: YNAB, Mint, Personal Capital, Mvelopes, Everydollar and Calendar Budget
Budgeting

Which Personal Finance Software Should You Use?

In the class about tracking your expenses, I mentioned that my top choice for the method of tracking expenses is to use a personal finance software program.  And then of course I gave you a spreadsheet that you can use to track your own expenses (because that’s what

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Track your expenses with this free money management course, including spreadsheet!
Budgeting

PF103: Tracking Your Expenses

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the third class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

How Do You Define Wealth?

What does it actually mean to be wealthy anyway?  Is someone who lives in a million dollar home, drives a hundred thousand dollar car and is a member of the most prestigious local country club considered wealthy if they are leveraged in debt up to the value

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How does your net worth stack up to others? Find charts and examples here!
Creating a Financial Plan

Net Worth: The Numbers

Have you completed your net worth statement yet in our most recent class?  I hope you found it useful! What does your net worth mean?  Or does it mean anything at all?  The biggest dividing line is whether your net worth is positive or negative.  If your

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Making Your Money Matter | This is the 2nd class in a series about creating your own financial plan. Create your own net worth statement with this free printable spreadsheet!
Creating a Financial Plan

PF102: Creating a Net Worth Statement

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the second class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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Change Your Financial Situation, Change Your Life
Changing Your Money Mindset

Change Your Financial Situation, Change Your Life

Being financially secure is going to change your life.  And no, I’m not just being dramatic here.  It’s not an understatement.  It is literally going to change your life and if you don’t believe it then you aren’t yet realizing how much of your life energy you spend

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Setting financial goals
Creating a Financial Plan

PF101: Introduction to Personal Finance & Goals

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is the first class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more

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Making Your Money Matter - Setting up digital financial binders
Budgeting

Setting up Digital Financial Binders

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this post is the part of getting organized to get ready for a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for the orientation

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