What Will You Have to Give Up in Order to Start An Emergency Fund?

 A recent survey conducted by Bankrate.com found that 30 million Americans tapped into their retirement savings during 2011 to cover unexpected expenses. The Wall Street Journal found that one in four households don’t have emergency funds, and of the households that do have these savings, more than half don’t have the recommended amount. This is […]

5 Ways Your Money Is Making You Sick

We know taking care of our bodies is important, but most of us don’t make the connection between our health and our wallets. Stress caused by debt and money worries doesn’t just make you poor in terms of your bank accounts; it also depletes your physical well-being. What’s more, it can have negative impacts on […]

BUDGETING VS BARRELING – Lessons Learned From The Legacy of Annie Edson Taylor

Just about everybody I meet tells me they could use more money in their life, but mention the “B” word and most people run for the hills. If you think living on a budget is no fun, consider for a moment the alternatives. Would You Rather Go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel or Live […]

5 Things People Say About Money That Just Aren’t True

I’ve been in the financial industry for over 15 years now, and I’ve got to say, a lot of the things that experts say about money that sound great just amount to bad advice. These sayings get stuck in your head, and then at the moment when you should turn left, you turn right, metaphorically […]

Financial Planning For Beginners: First Things First

What’s the first thing I should do to begin financial planning?   My wife and I are expecting our first child, so I’m motivated to get serious about financial planning. My question is, where do I start? I already have a savings account and a 401(k) plan through my employer. Should I invest in the […]

Discussing Money Before Marriage – 5 Money Conversations to Have Before The Big Day

Ben came from a wealthy family. It was his experience that when you ran out of something like milk or ketchup, more of it would simply appear. Abby, on the other hand, came from a single parent family. When they ran out of something, it was gone, and so Abby learned how to make things […]

 6 Reasons Why You Need to Keep Your Tax Returns

How long do you have to save old returns? As another tax season comes to a close, you might have come across your old tax returns from two, five or even 10 years ago and wondered if you still need to hang onto them. The IRS has very specific rules about how long you need […]

Ask Beau | Change Your Results By Changing Your Mindset

Yeah, I get it, but how do I DO it?    I’ve been trying to get my business going for five years now and I’m exhausted. I’ve read every book, tried sure-fire marketing methods and success formulas. Sometimes things work for a while but eventually I always end up back where I started: worried about […]

Success With Money | Marriage & Money: His Money, Her Money, Where is MY Money?

3 steps that solve the problem of joint-versus-separate accounts When it comes to marriage & money, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that couples who fight about money an average of once a week are more than 30 percent likely to be destined for divorce. Yikes. It seems that fights […]

Success With Money | 5 Bad Money Habits That You Can Easily Change

Are these simple money mistakes keeping you from achieving financial success and true wealth? April is financial literacy month, so in the spirit of raising awareness, let’s take a look at five of the most common money mistakes. Are you guilty of these bad habits? Is there room for improvement? Change might not be as […]