I've written several posts alluding to the Pareto Principle and how you can apply it to your personal financial planning. Here's another take on the subject that will help reinforce its relevance to improve your finances your personal finances and how to use it to help reduce your expenses.
Depending on your particular situation, job related expenses can quickly add up. It's prudent to examine your work related spending patterns. Here are 5 areas where you can reduce your work related expenses quickly.
For a newly married or a young couple, money mistakes are not uncommon. After all, just like the relationship dynamics are new, so too are the financial decisions you will make. Here are the 5 most common money mistakes young couples make.
Does your job or career necessitate a lot of business meetings that happen to be scheduled for dinner? While they remain very common, business dinners are also an expensive way to have a meeting. Learning how to save money on business dinners benefits not only your business, but you as well ... particularly if you happen to have limits within which you are able to expense them. Follow these 8 tips.
One of the basic tenants of leadership that I learned long ago is that if you approach your personal life as a business in which you are the senior executive and make decisions based on how you'd expect the senior executive of You Inc. to operate, your life will be a lot better. Here are 7 ways to start thinking like a CFO.
When I first started out in the financial industry, I was taught there are several basic financial planning mistakes that are critical to avoid, or else you'll go broke. Over 30 years later, those basic financial mistakes to avoid remain the same, with the same consequences. Here are 10 ways to ensure you'll go broke.
Your 40s can be a very challenging financial time. From raising a family to attempting to save for retirement it can be a recipe for making some poor financial decisions. That's why it's important to take some basic steps to help you avoid these common money mistakes and protect your financial future.
The advent of smartphones has opened up a new world of personal finance apps available to you to help you track your spending and better manage your money. Here are 3 personal finance apps to check out today.
Retirement brings with it an interesting and often challenging set of financial decisions. That's why making smart decisions is just as important during your retirement years. The need to make sound financial decisions lasts throughout your life. Here are the 10 worst financial decisions you can make in retirement.
Sometimes, for all your best intentions, things happen and you suddenly discover you've blown your budget in a really big way. When that happens, you can regain control of your finances with these four budget fixes to help you get back on track.
Let's face it, it can be very difficult to save. For most of us it feels like there is too much month at the end of the money ... and it is very disheartening. One relatively painless way of overcoming those feelings of dismay and steadily adding to your savings is by using the money jar saving system.
As you may have experienced firsthand, bank overdraft charges and fees can add up in a hurry. Here are 4 easy ways to eliminate bank overdraft charges and put that money back in your own pocket.
You've likely heard people claim that learning how to budget and save money is an important financial planning skill. Maybe you even have taken the advice to heart and taken the time to create a budget. However, in my experience, the vast majority of people simply haven't done it. If you still struggle with how to budget and save money, put these simple video tips to use starting today.
Do you know where your money’s going these days or does it seem to disappear as fast as you can make it? If so, you’re not alone ... which is why we've created this free money management worksheet.
Hidden money drains are often a significant obstacle to increasing your wealth and cash flow. Here's how to reveal hidden money drains you may be unaware of in 5 easy steps.
Personal experience has taught me that your financial circumstances can change drastically in a very short amount of time, and if you have not learned how to create and use a budget and track your expenses then you are at risk of serious financial loss.
What are the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early? Paying off your mortgage early has its benefits but it also has some costs. Here are a few points to consider.
With the holiday season nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to put to use some year end financial planning tips in order to ensure that you keep your finances on track as you enter the new year.
Almost all of us have at least one or two bad money habits that you can break to take control of your money. And breaking them is important because left unchecked these bad money habits can actually help keep you poor. Whether you care to admit it or not, here are 7 bad money habits you can break to take control of your money.