Tidying Up Our Spending Habits in 3 Easy Steps
by Steven Briggs, Briggs Financial
It’s no secret: Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix has inspired across the nation a wave of organizing, attacking clutter, and thanking items that no longer bring joy on their way to the thrift store. I can see why people have gravitated toward her and her methods. There is a sense of cleansing, of purifying the home and purifying oneself, that goes on when you discard things you no longer need. Sometimes, that involves confronting emotions that may have some particularly deep roots and, instead of ignoring or burying those feelings, allowing them to fully express, which gives you the ability to move beyond those emotional anchors.
Think Twice Before You Pay for Others
A number of years ago I had a pretty passionate debate with someone about the idea of paying for your child’s education.
We were discussing if it was something that every parent should feel obligated to do, or if this was a situational thing; or even a preference.
Personally, when I went to college I didn’t have anyone who could pay for my education, so it wasn’t even an option. I had to work for the money, and supplement what I was able to earn with student loans.
A Framework for Better Money Decisions
There are many times when you know you "should" be doing something, but then life gets in the way. How will you motivate yourself to accomplish those "shoulds"?
In this video, you'll learn how to be more intentional with the decisions you make involving money.
When to Start Financial Planning (and What to Think About First)
A lot of people I talk to aren’t sure of when to start financial planning. Do you have the same question, about when you should start?
I could really sum up the entirety of this blog post with a single-word answer:
Yesterday. That was the best time to get started.
The second best time, of course, is right now.
No Check For You - An American Emergency
The furlough has brought with it a host of conversations about money, and emergency savings (or lack thereof) in America. Watch our short video to learn why it is essential to your financial well being to work on getting yours set up.
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