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13 Tips to Save $200 Per Month Right Now!

Thirteen Tips to Save 200 Per Month

One of the top subjects the CFF community has told me you want to hear about is how to save more money.  So let me ask you a question: What could you do with an extra $200 every month? Would you pay down debt? Put money in an emergency fund? Invest for the future? Or […] Read More

Save For Retirement or Pay Off Debt- What Should You Do First?

Save For Retirement or Pay Off Debt Which Should You Do First-

One question I hear quite often from readers who are getting out of debt:  “Which should I do first, save for retirement or pay off debt?”  It’s a common question that leaves a lot of people confused.  There is plenty information available on the subject, but no clear consensus about what’s the best way to […] Read More

5 Easy Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store Without Using Coupons

5 Easy Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store Without Using Coupons

Saving money at the grocery store is one great way to use your money more efficiently.  Most experts (me included) recommend that your food budget should be between 5-15% of your take home pay.  This includes groceries and eating out combined. My family and I typically stay within that range, and we don’t feel deprived […] Read More

The Best Wealth Building Tool I Know

The Best Wealth Building Tool I Know

There is a great wealth building tool you have available right now that will absolutely make you financially wealthy.  However, it’s a wealth building tool most people don’t think about all that often. When most people think about tools for building wealth, they think about things like investment strategies, savings calculators, and building a good […] Read More

Money Comes Easy and Often- How to Create a Wealth Mindset Using the Law of Attraction

Use the Law of Attraction to Create a Wealth Mindset

My wife Angie and I were at a fundraising dinner last night for a local ministry that we support.  As we were leaving the venue, we were having a powerful conversation with our good friend Debbie about wealth and success.  Specifically, we were discussing how expanding our wealth allows us to do more and affect […] Read More

4 Alternate Investments That Don’t Involve the Stock Market

4 Alternate Investments That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Investing in the stock market can be a difficult proposition.  The ups and downs of the market can wreak serious havoc with your account balances and your emotions. I know I’ve been a victim of the roller coaster of emotions that comes with stock market investing.  We have had some extraordinary market fluctuations at different […] Read More

Rewards Cards vs. Cash- Which One is Better?

Rewards Card vs. Cash- Which is Better

Most of you know by now that I’m a huge advocate of using cash only when it comes to financing your lifestyle.  Of course, that means using the green stuff or a debit card.  I prefer using a cash envelope system for spending money throughout the month on everyday items. But as I interact with […] Read More

Money Making Idea #14- Sell Arts and Crafts on Etsy

Money Making Idea 14- Sell Arts and Crafts on Etsy

Time for another money making idea for all you go getters out there!  This idea for making  money is one that a lot of creative people are using to supplement their income.  Some have even turned their passion for creating and selling goods on Etsy into a full time career!   Etsy is a worldwide […] Read More

How to Eliminate Bad Financial Decisions For Good

How to Eliminate Bad Financial Decisions For Good

Have you ever made any bad financial decisions?  I know I have.  If you’ve been an adult for any length of time, you probably have too. Welcome to the club. Lest you think I’m somehow above making bad financial decisions just because I teach people about personal finance, I can assure you that you’re wrong.  […] Read More

15 Ways to Prevent Online Fraud and Identity Theft

15 Ways to Prevent Online Fraud and Identity Theft

Online fraud and identity theft are huge problems.  Hackers are everywhere.  From the lone individual in his parent’s basement to state sponsored hackers from Russia and China, it's only getting worse.  Like it or not, online fraud and identity theft are problems most all of us will have to experience at one time or another. […] Read More

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