Make Budgeting Simple: Shackles or Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?

2019-04-29T20:57:55+00:00March 10th, 2019|Financial Basics, Financial Practice|

Is there a way to make budgeting simple? Let's face it the idea of budgeting sends shivers up the spine of most people. Some people would prefer to have their fingernails torn off versus the joyless process of setting up a household budget. Ditto actually tracking everything over time. And yet again ditto to having [...]

Living Paycheck to Paycheck: How About Building an Emergency Fund?

2019-04-29T20:46:44+00:00January 20th, 2019|Financial Basics|

What's the alternative to building an emergency fund? I was listening to the news the other day when a story about many Americans living paycheck to paycheck totally captured my attention. The news piece was commenting on the impacts of the government shutdown on federal employees. It referenced a Federal Reserve study called the "Report [...]

Financial Intentions: Can Packing Your Lunch Become a Pot of Gold?

2019-04-29T20:43:12+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Financial Basics, Financial Mindset, Financial Practice|

I enjoy food and good eating. I like to cook a wide variety of good and tasty meals. Ethnic food is definitely a treat to me with all the variety of spice flavors and food combinations. It's a never ending smorgasbord of food tasting opportunity. It's also important to share meals together with family [...]