Category Archives: Money

Personal finance should be less stressful

Simplify Your Finances

 

Please welcome my guest, Ms. LLC, a new blogger over at Lovely Life Cents, an upcoming personal finance blog. Check it out!

More money, more problems. Money doesn’t bring happiness. Money matters most in life. Nothing is free in the world, not even love. Money always wins. These maxims seem timeless. Well, they basically are.

As long as hard currency, a modern economy, or any sort of standard of wealth has been around, money has been the crux of everything including your problems, your successes, your perceived happiness, and corresponding depression. Yikes! Doesn’t seem too fun. Continue reading

Give Millenials a break!

It’s Time to Give Millennials a Break (and some credit, too)

 

It’s time to give Millennials a break.

You can’t go a day without reading or hearing what “the problem with millennials” is.  We need to stop that.  Isn’t that just a version of “kids these days”? The same centuries old tired lament? Doesn’t that mean we are just old farts who have passed the buck and we haven’t figured out how to build a bridge with the next generation? And by ‘we’ I mean the Prequels- the Prequels to the Millennials being mainly Baby Boomers and Generation X (and yes, a word I have twisted for my own purposes). Continue reading

Why Balancing Your Budget Affects Your Dreams

You have dreams and goals and aspirations. You are ready to go after what you want.  But can you put your money where your mouth is? Your personal finances and your dreams are perpetually interconnected.

Dreaming is the fun part…Oh the Places You’ll Go! (fist bump to Theodore Geisel)…the things you can do!…the stuff you can get! It is exhilarating!  But have you balanced your checkbook? Paid your debts? Built an emergency fund?

Unless you are a personal finance geek (guilty as charged) all that number stuff really puts a damper on that dream.  It isn’t glamorous.  It isn’t sexy.  The reality is once you dream the dream and set the goals then it’s time to work.  That isn’t glamourous or sexy either but without it there is no success.

Why is being able to balance your budget so important?

*Money is a tool and it is better to control it than for it to control you Continue reading