When you don’t need help, think about ways you can make your friend’s life easier or better. It may not cost you much other than a bit of time (or it may), but saving a friend money, time or stress in an emergency situation is worth every bit of your investment.
Michelle has been learning, thinking, writing, researching and speaking about money management for decades. Yet the most important education she received, she says, came from the lessons her grandmother taught her.
We didn’t see the signs of the coming crisis. No one did. We were just a young family, busy living our lives.
Those were the kind of decisions that I then started to make as I realized that this debt is gonna be gone: what now, where do I go with my life after debt, what does that look like for me? And for me, it was really figuring out what success looks like for me, what things that I value, and why am I doing all of this? Now that the debt is paid off, what now?
It dawned on me that I was angry because I didn’t want to go to work because I had better things to do.
If you haven’t started saving for an emergency fund, then start today! It’s time to start taking steps to protect yourself and your family’s future. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
You will have to be more creative, earn more, or simply wait a few extra years to hit your magic numbers. Each person or family is on their own path!
It’s a little ironic that the very season that is meant to bring us joy is often accompanied by stress, worry, and anxiety, isn’t it?
That doesn’t have to be the case, though.
It’s so clear how these principles can affect an entire generation of African Americans. We consider the wealth gap to be a crisis, and we’ve seen firsthand how transparency around money has changed our marriage for the better, and improved our financial outlook. And raising a son in a debt-free household changes the way that we parent, it changes the choices that are available to us.
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I realized that I didn’t want to spend my money on frivolous items that brought no value to my family.
While every child is different, the age of your children can play a big role in how you teach them money management skills. So, to help you guide your kids down the path to fiscal responsibility and successful long-term money management, follow these tips from VantageScore Solutions.
When I first heard about the Money Middletons concept, I knew that it was exactly the piece our community has been missing; a place to bring together those of us living and breathing personal finance and the pursuit of financial freedom while also dealing with the struggles that come from getting there on a more moderate income.
Here’s the problem… We all have limited time available to pursue these important aspects of life. We’re stretched thin trying to do it all. In order to truly be successful we have to 1) Make priorities and 2) Figure out how to manage them.