Protect Yourself and Your Family – Insure Yourself Against Disaster

Insurance. It's one of those things we all hate to pay for-until we need it. Only then are we extremely grateful that we have it in place. The same is actually true of all aspects of this tier - insurance, investing and financial planning, identity theft, and disability or death. None of these are pleasant … Continue reading Protect Yourself and Your Family – Insure Yourself Against Disaster

Randomly Walking Down Wall Street

Last week I took a variety of personal finance books out of the library-some old, some new, some new to me. One of the "old" ones is a classic but it's still one of my favorites. That book is A Random Walk Down Wall Street. This book may be 40+ years old, but it's completely … Continue reading Randomly Walking Down Wall Street

Is it Snowing or Is It an Avalance? Planning to Pay Off Non-Deductible Debt

Getting out of debt. It's a dream for many, no matter what kind of debt you might have. I'm focusing today on the first part of the second tier of financial freedom - making a plan to pay off "non-deductible" debt. What's "non-deductible" debt again? It's the worst kind of debt-the kind where you can't … Continue reading Is it Snowing or Is It an Avalance? Planning to Pay Off Non-Deductible Debt

The Pyramid to Financial Freedom – Second Tier

I've talked about setting the foundation to financial freedom by getting to know your balance sheet (net worth), cash flow (dollars in/dollars out), and your dreams. Now we're going to move on to an introduction to the second tier, and we'll spend time over the next few weeks working our way through each specific topic. … Continue reading The Pyramid to Financial Freedom – Second Tier

Getting to Know Your Dreams – A Three Step Process to Discovering Where You Want to Go

Last week we worked our way through the foundation to financial freedom. First we got to know our balance sheet (or net worth), so we know where we stand right now in terms of our finances. Then we recorded our cash flow, so we know how much we have coming in and where it's going every … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Dreams – A Three Step Process to Discovering Where You Want to Go