Archives For Cash

Pile of MoneyAs I am writing this, the first snow of the winter is falling.  Next week is Thanksgiving and then all of our attention will be on the biggest holiday of the year…Christmas.  For many households, Christmas is becoming more bah-hum bug because of the commercialization of Christmas.  We want to help you take some of the stress away from Christmas this year and the next.

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JustinProfileThis is a longer blog than I normally write.  However it is worth the read because you are going to read some crazy things that happened to me and it is just a plain good car story.

Through my recent experience you will learn:

  • The importance of why to have a mechanic look over your vehicle before purchase
  • Another reason why to use cash
  • You can purchase a nice luxury car for under $4,000
  • Integrity always wins

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A Two-Year Old Cashier

Pile of Money 800Fellow friend and financial coach Greg Pare wrote this blog recently that I thought was so inspiring I wanted to share it will all of you.

Recently, a client showed me her envelopes that she had made. Of course, she uses them to separate her cash into her budget categories.  Never mind the fact the she and her husband have been working hard for the past 11 months and have managed to pay off $32,000 in debt.   Continue Reading…

Pile of Money 800In one of our latest blogs, “Five Ways to Tackle Your Debt”, we gave you the top five things you should do if you want to get out of debt.  Finding extra income was one we highlighted.  The problem is many people get log jammed here because they cannot seem to find any extra money.  Is that you?  If so, check out our 21 different ways you can begin saving money immediately. Continue Reading…

Thanks, but no thanks.

Credit Cared GraveyardShouldn’t it appall us when someone offers us a chance to be indebted to them, as if it’s a good thing?  A couple of weekends ago my family and I went to visit the new Kohl’s store in Ames, Iowa.  There has been a lot of buzz about Kohl’s coming to town lately and so we made the effort to check out the latest thing happening in Ames.  However, as soon as I walked through those electronic sliding doors, I was shocked by how I was greeted. Continue Reading…

Jacob RainsAs a parent, have you ever had one of those moments where your child did the right thing and it put a smile on your face and warmed your heart?  As a parent you try to do all the right things and hope in the end it pays off when your children grow up.  Over Christmas, I was able to witness such an event with my fifteen year old son and it went beyond just affecting his life. Continue Reading…