When Good Financial Ideas Go Bad – HSA’s

Health Savings Accounts, or HSA's. Everyone seems to love them, and feel like they're a miracle account.  Believe it or not, despite people telling you how great the HSA is, it's not actually right for everyone all the time. You need to be able to do some analysis on your personal situation to see if an HSA … Continue reading When Good Financial Ideas Go Bad – HSA’s

Optimizing Your Expenses – One of the Keys to Financial Freedom

Doesn't "optimizing your expenses" sound so much more fun and important than cutting your budget? I think so, and that's the perspective I like to take on finding places to cut back on expenses. So far I've talked about making your plan to pay off non-deductible debt, protecting yourself and your family (both your personal … Continue reading Optimizing Your Expenses – One of the Keys to Financial Freedom

Protecting Your Health, Life, and Ability to Earn Income – The Foundation To Financial Freedom

On Monday I talked about protecting your personal property - your car, your home/condo/belongings (for renters), and your assets. Today I'm going to deep dive into protecting your health, life, and ability to earn income. After knowing your net worth, getting to know your cash flow, discovering your dreams, and planning to pay off non-deductible … Continue reading Protecting Your Health, Life, and Ability to Earn Income – The Foundation To Financial Freedom

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