Category Archives: Financial Plan

JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #23-How to prepare your teenager for life after high school

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Teenagers are not adequately prepared to handle money after graduating from high school How financial decisions today impact our finances tomorrow Importance of college and how to save and pay for … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #22 Year-13 ways to take control of your finances in 2013!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: 13 ways to take control of your finances in 2013 Good reminders for whatever situation you are in First you have to decide what you want to do with your money … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-The Reward Program Trap

It seems like every business today has some kind of reward program, and why not? Everybody loves them, whether it’s reward points from our credit or debit card, getting frequent flyer miles from the airlines, or that buy six coffee’s … Continue reading

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Time to make this your year to shine

Are you experiencing a bit of the Holiday Hangover yet? If so, it’s pretty normal to feel that way. It seems like we gear up for months for the holidays and just like that they zoom right past us. Then … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #20 How much should I put down on a new home?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Answering listeners’ questions on personal finance How much is ideal to have for a down payment on a home? Should I suspend retirement contributions to save up for a down payment? … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #19 Delaying Marriage and Children to pay off debt?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Young adults are putting off marriage and having children because of debt Should you wait to do those life events until you are debt free? Debt can limit your options, but … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Putting marriage and children over becoming debt-free

Recently I have started to notice a disturbing trend lately in the personal finance world: the number of articles detailing how younger couples are putting off marriage and having children due to finances. It’s troubling because debt is cited as … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #18 Surviving the Fiscal Cliff

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: How the “Fiscal Cliff” impacts your finances Who knows what will actually happen, but you need to be prepared Whatever does happen, don’t be caught off guard by it Year end … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Only one month left in 2012, so make it count!

If you are like me, it’s hard to believe that December is here. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were celebrating New Year’s and looking ahead to what 2012 had in store for us. But now … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Staying sane in an insane world

Did you brave the crowds early this morning (or even last night?) If so, you joined about 25% of Americans who planned on going shopping on Black Friday. Today starts the “official” Christmas buying season where we have four weeks … Continue reading

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