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Utilizing the Cash Envelope System sounds great, but how does it work? In this post, we’ll cover a few suggestions on how to use the cash envelope system to master trouble spots in your budget. I find a hybrid approach is most effective. Coupled … [Read more...] about Cash Envelope System: Hybrid Approach to Improve Money Management
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Ever find yourself wondering: as an Individual, how do I hedge against inflation? Is there a best way to hedge against inflation? How do assets like Gold and Bitcoin work as a hedge? This post will cover some essential knowledge about Inflation, how … [Read more...] about Hedge against Inflation: How Hedging can Help the Individual and Family
My friend, today I'd like to ask you: can you handle a No-Spend Challenge? Do you have what it takes to commit, and stay the course when paying off debt! From personal experience, this can be easier up front, and more difficult as time passes. Stay … [Read more...] about Can you handle a No-Spend Challenge?
Indexed Universal Life Insurance policies are popular. Oftentimes, they are presented as risk-less investments. However, there are many details and moving parts to keep in mind. Those looking to purchase one without careful review and understanding … [Read more...] about Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) Policies: Are They Good?
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This blog post covers the different parts of how to write a check and includes some ‘common cents’ recommendations for writing a personal check (or cheque) as well. Wondering how to write out a personal check? Or perhaps a refresher on how … [Read more...] about How To Write A Check: A Quick Step-By-Step Guide
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Find yourself thinking about Paying off Debt with Retirement Accounts, or otherwise picking between the two? Is it a good idea to use your 401(k) or Retirement Accounts to pay off student loans or credit card debt? In addition, what are some general … [Read more...] about Paying Off Debt With Retirement Accounts? 401(K) To Pay Off Debt?