Christmas can often be a time of stress, overwhelm, worry and when we spend a lot more money than we ever planned. All of these characteristics is often due to last minute Christmas shopping and not even having a plan for Christmas shopping before it arrives. This has been my story for so many years. But I don’t believe it has to be this way!
What kinds of traditions does your family have around the holidays? Sitting around the fire sipping hot chocolate? Participating in Secret Santa? Baking cookies together? In my family, one of my favorite Christmas traditions is that every adult gets every other adult a stocking stuffer . It doesn’t have to be anything expensive. It doesn’t even have to cost anything at all!
Wouldn’t you love to be able to call yourself an expert money manager? An expert money manager is someone who takes their personal financial management seriously. It is someone that is control of their finances and their financial future. It is someone that tells their money where to go instead of their money telling them […]
I have talked before about how I learned so much about managing money from working at a bank. One thing of value I learned is how important it is to see a banker at different life stages (aka the financial life cycle). Depending on what you are doing and your circumstances at the time, you […]
I worked at a bank for 2 1/2 years and was surprised by a few things I learned there. To be honest, I never went into banks much my entire life. I would usually use the ATM to get cash and deposit checks. And of course now most banks offer a way to deposit checks […]
I contributed a post to Abrazo and Coze about helping children learn good money habits very early on. Please give it a read and if you enjoy it, share it! 🙂 It’s very common that many people don’t know how to manage their finances by the time they leave high school. Because of this, they […]