Tag Archives: Budgeting

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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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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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #75-How do you do fun money?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What is “fun” money” and why it is important to have it in our budget How to do “fun” money the right way Why “fun” money is not an allowance What the difference … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Special items in your budget

In preparing our January monthly budget, my wife and I decided to change some things around due to changes in our health care cost and a raise in income. The changes were fairly small: changing a few things here and … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Are your finances actually easier when in debt?

To receive notifications of new posts, please join our email list. If you know much about me, after reading the title of this article you might have wondered if I meant to write this for April Fool’s Day. That’s because I’m … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #27-The 4-1-1 on living on one income

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: The “4-1-1 on” series continues with my experience on living on one income Living on one income is not for everybody, but many want to and can’t figure out how It … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-How to change your W-4

I’ve discussed often why getting a tax refund might not be such a great idea. The reason is pretty simple; getting an income tax refund from the IRS means that you have essentially overpaid your taxes for that year and … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast-Budgeting on an irregular income

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Budgeting on an irregular income can be difficult The key is to prioritize your spending each month on what is important Establish a Hill and Valley fund to get you through … Continue reading

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Facing your financial fears

This past weekend I finished reading “The Flinch” by Julien Smith. It is already on my recommended reading list. It is a short read that you can finish in a couple of sittings. You can currently get it for free … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-December is different

The month of December is different. Yes, the weather starts to get colder, the sun sets earlier each day, and, depending where you live, the snow starts to fall on the ground.  But there are a lot of different things … Continue reading

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