Building Generational Wealth

For many, being able to leave a sizable trust fund, piece of property, or inheritance is the sign of a life wealth'ily lived. It’s human nature for us to be concerned about the future well-being of our loved ones. We want them to succeed, even after we’re gone. But what is generational wealth really, and …

How to Financially Prepare for Home Ownership

When it comes to financial and life goals, buying a house is probably pretty high up on your list. If you know that owning a home is a goal you want to achieve, put yourself in the best situation to do so, as early as possible. You can financially prepare for home ownership years in …

Must-Have Money Conversations You Need to Have With Your Partner

On the first date, you discuss splitting the bill. Before you know it, you’re engaged and planning a wedding. If you haven’t already, it’s time to have the Money Talk. Yes, talking about money can be heavy, but it’s important to have these conversations. To help you cover your bases, here are some key financial …

Financial advice from my Father

Shout out to the money-minded dads with wise advice. Fathers wear many hats—chauffeur, mentor, protector, provider. And on many occasions, they play the role of financial advisor, too.   My father was always trying to instill money management principles into me and my brother. Now whether we took that advice was totally up to us. I …

Personal Finance 101: Calculating and Understanding Your Net Worth

According to Investopedia, a person or company’s net worth is “the amount by which assets exceeds liabilities”. More commonly put, net worth is the total value of your assets minus your debts. Net worth can apply to a business or a person. I will be applying the Net Worth concept to individuals in this article. …

Money Management Tips For Busy People

Staying on top of your finances plays a major role in whether you achieve your money goals. When you have a life full of career, family and personal demands on your plate things can get busy, fast! As a result, a regular review of your spending, savings, and debt can fall by the wayside.

Must Read Personal Finance Books for Women

I have always been an avid reader however now I prefer to select books that further my education, personal development, or inspire and motivate me. I think everyone should spend at least 10 minutes a day reading a personal development book of some kind. Audio books are just as great because you can multitask your ‘chores’ and …

MONTHLY BUDGET PERCENTAGES + FREE PRINTABLE

Dave Ramsey Recommended Household Budget When you are ready to start budgeting, you might be wondering what your monthly budgeting percentages should be. This is where Dave Ramsey’s Monthly Budget Percentages comes in because well if there is one thing we can say about Dave Ramsey – it's that he likes to keep things simple. …

Cost Per Wear: Saving Money Smartly

When it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessory purchases, I'm a firm believer in cost per wear, which I also refer to as "getting my money's worth." It doesn't matter if it's a cheap or an expensive purchase. Money spent is still money spent, and I want to be sure that it's worth it. That …

How to Create a Simple Personal Budget

If you've read any personal finance advice, you know there's one simple rule that comes up time and again: You need a budget. Budgets assign your money a job and establish spending limits for specific expenditures so you can use your money responsibly. Making a budget isn’t as terrible (or boring) as it sounds. It …