Ep026: Books Contain the Answers You Need

Anyone who has known me for long, knows I enjoy reading. I enjoy fiction for relaxation and non-fiction for self and business development.

Books were a key part of my relationship with my kids when they were little. They became more important as my children grew into teenagers. I loved seeing my children read and would frequently ask if I could read their books when they were finished.

This accomplished a few things:

  1. It showed them that I was interested in what they were interested in. We’d have great discussions after I finished reading their books.
  2. It taught them both the importance of not spoiling books (or movies) for someone who hasn’t read/seen them yet. ūüôā
  3. It opened my eyes to genres and authors that I probably would not have explored on my own.

BOOKS. ARE. AMAZING!



I’d love to know what you are reading these days. Please share your titles and authors in the comments below.
 

Ep013: The Importance of Having a Cash Emergency Fund

Did you grow up hearing that you should always have money set aside for a rainy day?

Do you have money set aside for a rainy day?

If you don’t, you are not alone. Many people think of their credit cards as their emergency fund. Unfortunately, using your credit card in emergency situations only adds to the pain of the emergency because you end up paying interest rates (sometimes significant in addition to the cost of the emergency).

In this week’s episode I talk about the peace of mind you can have by setting aside money to only be used in emergencies. I also talk about what is and what is not an emergency!



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Additional Resources

Simple Steps to Saving Money – as promised, here are more tips to help you save $1,000 for your cash emergency fund

$1 saving strategy РPut all $1 bills that have a chosen number on them, in your emergency fund.

Dave Ramsey – Babystep #1 – I read and followed Dave Ramsey’s advice in his book The Total Money Makeover. Easy read, easy concepts. Difficult to execute because YOU have to be responsible and make new choices in regards to your money. The results are all about you!

Dave Ramsey – Basic budgeting – Again, I’m going to send you to Dave Ramsey. His budget instructions are pretty straightforward. If you have questions,¬†ask in the comments box below.

Ep004: Taking Advantage of the Pre-Retirement Years

In today’s episode I talk about things we can do to prepare ourselves for retirement. If you, like me, have noticed that January 2017 is already half over, you probably also noticed that 2016 went by like a flash.

It’s crazy how quickly time passes. The older I get, the faster time passes. That means that if I want to be ready to greet my retirement years well prepared, I need to start focusing my attention on those needs now!



Show Notes (additional information or links to people or resources I mentioned in today’s show):

Dave Ramsey is a best selling author, businessman, radio show host and financial guide to millions of people.

  • His book the Total Money Makeover was my guide to getting out of debt. It focuses on the 7 Baby Steps.¬†I am on baby step 6 (although I am currently a bit short on baby step 3 at the moment). Baby step 6 should be finished by October 2018.
  • A¬†video of Dave sharing his story is pretty powerful. You can watch it here.¬†