Your behavior matters WAY more than the historical performances of stocks. Focus on increasing your savings rates and investing for the long-term and you'll be find way more financial success!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Historical Returns Don’t Predict the Future, But Your Behavior Does

Personal finance is said to be disproportionately more about behavior and significantly less about actually having the necessary knowledge.  It explains why so many people don’t even have $400 to cover a small emergency and also why the majority of investors lag the stock market returns each

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All income is NOT created equal. This is a great summary about how taxes affect how much you really get to keep from your income depending on the income type. Moral of the story: INVEST!
Income Taxes

All Income Is Not Created Equal

One of the most impactful first financial lessons includes the illustration of how compound interest works. Investing your money results in exponential rather than linear growth due to your earnings also earning money. There’s another very important lesson as well, though, that is often overlooked. This lesson

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The absolute best thing about getting my financial life in order is simply having the peace of mind that no matter what hardship came my way, I can financially cover it.
Financial Goals

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Preparedness

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin The absolute best thing about getting my financial life in order is simply having the peace of mind that no matter what hardship came my way, I can financially cover it. And when those things

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Unique Ways to Use YNAB
Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part VI: Unique Ways I Use YNAB

If I haven’t convinced you to use YNAB yet, I think this one will likely do so (or if you already use it, give you some more ideas to make it work even better for you!). In this part, I show unique ways that I use YNAB

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Financial Tools & Resources

10 Simple Ways I’m Protecting Myself Against Identity Theft

In light of the recent announcement about the data breach at Experian, one of the major credit reporting companies, it seems most appropriate this week to share some simple ways that I am proactively protecting myself against identity theft. While the exact current situation is new, the

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Creating a Financial Plan

Are Robo-Advisor Fees Worth The Cost?

Today we have a guest post (the very first here!). Brad Kingsley is a personal finance blogger and certified financial coach. He helps people create a plan for their finances to achieve big goals, like getting out of debt, paying for college and providing for a comfortable retirement.

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If you don't have separate savings buckets for your goals, you are missing out on some major advantages! Not only do you save more but also can spend more guilt-free. And who doesn't want that?
Setting up Financial Tasks & Systems

The Advantages of Keeping Separate Money “Buckets”

For the past few months, ever since detailing out the organization of my financial accounts, I’ve been considering whether I should simplify and consolidate a little more. The real truth, though, is that I mostly like having numerous accounts for different saving purposes. It takes some extra

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

5 Steps to Treating Your Own Personal Finances Like a Business

As a CPA, I’ve worked with numerous businesses from small to mid-size. While they’ve ranged in annual revenue from a few thousands of dollars to millions, each business knew clearly what they had earned, spent, owned and owed during the year. On the other hand, individuals tend

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I’m Kathryn Hanna-wife, mother of 3 and a Certified Public Accountant. I love to budget (really, I do!) , build spreadsheets and spend money on travel, sewing supplies and good chocolate.

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