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In today’s financial literacy video, José Figueroa from Figueroa Financial Counseling in DFW (www.figueroafinancial.com) shares some great advice about emergency funds. Continue reading
Life is full of unexpected events and they can cost us a bunch of money. Funerals, home repairs, layoffs or job losses, auto accidents or mechanical repairs, medical bills – they all seem to come out of nowhere and grab us in a stranglehold. Continue reading
Our washing machine is starting to fail on us, which can be quite a scary event. We discovered the problem the hard way: by going to switch out loads of laundry and stepping in water. This happened in the very … Continue reading
Episode 56: How we survived a financial emergency without credit cards, April 20, 2011. We woke up this morning to a water heater that rusted out and leaked throughout the entire basement. This is a financial emergency by our standards, … Continue reading
Emergencies happen. Are you prepared? This morning I woke up to the sound of my wife telling me we had no hot water. I knew right away that if she’s telling me this, it means she got up before me … Continue reading
Using Long-term Goals for Short-term Budgeting Creates a Solid Plan Many of us struggle to see farther than two weeks or a month ahead with our finances. When money is tight and you live paycheck to paycheck, it’s hard to … Continue reading
Myths vs. Truths – Exposing the false beliefs of the financial world Myth: It’s smart to keep at least one credit card for emergencies. Truth: An emergency is NOT a good time to borrow more money. Using a credit card … Continue reading
Only 32% of Americans would be able to cover a $5,000 emergency with cash without going into debt for it. Find more fun facts and statistics about money at financialexcellence.net.