Category Archives: Friday Financial Tidbit

Would you budget a million dollars?

If I handed you a million dollars today would you sit down and develop some kind of plan with the money? Chances are your answer to that question is a resounding yes, but then why are we so reluctant to … Continue reading

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Why do we equate Frugal with being Cheap?

While thinking the other day about personal finances, the question dawned on me, why do we use frugal and cheap so interchangeably?  Often when one is described as frugal we usually associate that with being cheap.  But is that necessarily … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Washington can’t change our finances

Like many of you, I’m already sick of the election coverage. No matter where we are or what we are doing, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, watching TV, listening to the radio, or driving on our morning commute we can’t … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Three Questions I ask before making a big purchase

This past week on the JW’s Financial Coaching Newsletter I wrote about how one of the common issues I encounter when working with clients is how to balance long term goals like saving, investing, or paying off debt vs. making … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Planning is more important than the plan itself

If you have have read, listened to, or watched any of material on the blog you know that I am a big believer that planning is an important piece of a healthy financial plan. Because of that I write a … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Three tips for budgeting your next raise

When was the last time you got a pay raise? Did you handle it well? After a few months did it even feel like you had gotten a raise? No matter if a raise was scheduled, or a surprise, if … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Money is Money, No Matter the Source

Money is always money whether it is cash, coin, or a number in your bank account. But have you noticed how we tend to view money differently via the source in which it is earned? I touched on this a … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Do I need to be debt free before purchasing a home?

Often in conversation with young adults and newlywed couples the topic of buying a house is mentioned. I understand and know why; buying a home is an exciting thing, not to mention the constant reminders from friends and co-workers that … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Tips on saving on Diapers and Wipes

In the past 2 and a half years I’ve changed my fair share of diapers. So many in fact that I feel like I’ve gotten pretty good at it if I do say so myself. It’s especially amazing considering that … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Stop Reading and Start Doing

Yes, you read the title of this blog right. I want you to stop reading this right now and start doing that one financial thing that you have been intending to do but never get around to doing. You’ve listened … Continue reading

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