Category Archives: Managing your money

Managing your money

Get Your FREE Money-Saving Ebook

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      My new book, “The Financial Guide to Life” is free on Amazon for three days:  8/14 – 8/16.  Get it for free while you can and take advantage of all the ways it can save you money, simplify your finances, improve your investing, get you out of… Read more »

What You Don’t Know About Your Credit Score Will Harm You

Find out what is a credit score, why your credit score is important to you and how you can improve it.  People with low credit scores will have a harder time getting credit and will pay more when they do.  It can also affect other things like getting telephone service,… Read more »

What Young People Should Know about Money

Many young people have recently graduated, started earning money, and are faced with a wide range of new financial choices.  The financial principle I most hope young people learn early is how important it is to start saving early, especially for their retirement.  Saving early, even a small amount, allows… Read more »

New Money Management Book

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I can now announce that my new money management book is available for sale and it is better than FREE! It will pay you back with money savings tips, investing expertise, and advice on how to avoid paying full price. Save hundreds of dollars a month, simplify your finances, and… Read more »

Highlights from 100 Posts for Managing, Saving, Investing, and Spending Your Money

This is my ONE-HUNDREDTH post to bring you information about managing, saving, investing, and spending your money!  I hope you find something useful to save money or improve your financial future.  I will highlight below some of the most useful posts for money management.  I have also taken this opportunity… Read more »

What To Do After an Auto Accident

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What should you do after an auto accident?  Be prepared with this auto accident checklist.  Today, I’m returning to one of our popular categories, automobiles.   See the prior posts here. Accidents can ruin more than your day or even your car.  It’s a stressful time, so photocopy this checklist… Read more »

Applying Financial Principles and Meetting Financial Goals

I discuss many personal finance principles in the Financial Guide To Life (FGTL) like reaching financial goals, but sometimes discussing theory can seem more theoretical than practical, or just too hard to actually do, like the latest diet trend.  So today’s post will be about applying financial principles and advice… Read more »

Bucket Strategy, Safely Withdraw Your Savings for Retirement Spending

Last time, we discussed how to determine how much of your savings you can withdraw in retirement while ensuring that savings will last as long as you (and your spouse) do.  Now let’s discuss retirement spending – how to manage your withdrawals from savings in retirement.  Whether you have many… Read more »

Spending Your Retirement Nest Egg – Part 2, Retirement Savings Withdrawals

How much of my retirement savings can I spend in retirement so I don’t run out of money? Last week, I discussed how to save the big money you will need to live comfortably in retirement, especially if you don’t have a pension. Now let’s turn to spending your retirement… Read more »

Spending Your Retirement Nest Egg – Part 1, Saving

I read a new recommendation for determining how much of your retirement nest egg you can spend in retirement without running out of money before you run out of life.  But before we cover the spending topic, let’s quickly summarize what you need to know about saving for retirement.  (Also… Read more »