Investment Advice – Avoid the Noise and Build Your Own Strategy

Every day, we are all inundated with advertisements. Whether we are watching television, surfing the internet, or reading a magazine, advertisers are working hard to grab your attention and your money. The financial industry is no different. Investment advice often comes in a nice commercial package. Chances are you will see several ads in a …

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Credit Cards – Should They Even Be In Your Wallet?

Nothing brings out more mixed emotions than the credit card. Various financial writers feel that credit cards are pure evil.  They will give you countless of examples of people who abused credit cards and ended up in financial ruin. Other experts will mention the many benefits that credit cards offer. You might get the impression …

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Car Leases – Are They the Right Fit For Your Circumstances?

I do not think there is one thing that causes more debate in the financial community than car leases. You could read 100 different articles on buying versus leasing and probably get 100 different opinions. Some writers would probably rather see you burn the cash in a large pile than lease a car because they …

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Cash Flow Management – Make it a Regular Financial Habit

One of the key habits of good personal finance is cash flow management. You might immediate think of a business when you hear the term, since it is a critical concept in managing a successful business. However, there are many concepts from the business world that apply to personal finance. If you manage your money …

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Risk Management Process – How Does it Impact Your Daily Finances?

Most of us do not give much thought to the risk management process when it comes to our personal finance. Perhaps you think it is just some abstract business concept that is as exciting as watching paint dry. The reality is that successful risk management is essential to proper financial planning. I love the classic …

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Beneficiaries: Take Action and Avoid This Tragic Financial Mistake

There was a loving couple who enjoyed many years of marriage. He was a teacher and she was a stay-at-home Mom. They had worked hard to protect their family and had taken steps to get some basic life insurance.  Because of his tenure as a teacher, he knew that his pension would also help protect …

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