Personal finance

13 Jul Paying Yourself First: How to Make it Work Part 1

[caption id="attachment_2906" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Pay yourself first"]Paying yourself first[/caption] There are hundreds, if not thousands of financial gurus out there, all spewing the same advice: live on less than you make, pay down debt, avoid credit, invest early and often, etc. It begins to sound like a broken record with them all saying the same stuff. But what I've begun to see is that many Americans are tuning the broken record out. The reason: too much noise and not enough valuable content. Everybody is saying what you should do but nobody is saying how to do it. A prime example is the concept of paying yourself first. That phrase (or dare I say buzzword) has been uttered so many times over the last 20 years that people have become sick of hearing it. And whenever I mention paying yourself first in a coaching session with my clients, their eyes start rolling and their faces show an unmistakable look of disgust. When I press the issue I find that they have heard the term so much that they've tuned it out because they don't really know how to pay themselves first and actually make it work in real life.
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12 May 007 Living In Financial Excellence: Saving Money & Finding Bargains

Episode 7: Saving Money and Finding Bargains, May 12, 2010 [caption id="attachment_1753" align="alignright" width="150"] Click here to leave a review on iTunes[/caption] Become an expert at finding good bargains when you shop at garage sales, thrift shops and flea markets. Plus, some great websites to help you...

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11 May How I Survived Losing My Job – and Thrived!

Written by Matt Wegner, Founder and Lead Counselor, Matt Wegner Financial Coaching, www.financialexcellence.net
Losing a job can be a very scary event in one's life. Nobody wants to go through that situation. No matter how the employer sugar coats the message, you still have a huge range of emotions flooding through your head. Emotions like fear, intimidation, anger, anxiety, bitterness, grief, guilt, you name it - they all hit you at one point or another. Will you be able to provide for your family? Will you find another job? How will you pay the bills? What should you do now?
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