WHY? 1. Earn more interest 2. No Fees 3. Access to budgeting assistance 4. Early Payday 5. No Overdraft Fees I went to open a new business checking account last week. My major money center bank checking account was costing me $27.00 per month, so it was time for a change. I went to my local friendly credit union to open a low fee business account, and the staff met me with bureaucratic mumbo jumbo. I immediately drove home, searched online and found a highly rated business on
Read Your Credit Card Statements! Look for bogus charges. If you do not check your credit card statements monthly, you risk getting charged with goods and services you did not purchase. A few months ago, I checked my statement to find a bogus Disney Plus charge of $12.99. I called the credit card company to report the bogus charge, and they happily issued a temporary refund pending an investigation. I thought the card company resolved the issue. Unfortunately, the charge reap
The Problem. Do you owe more than your car is worth? A financial coaching client of mine shared an interesting story. I own a Mercedes Benz E class worth $12,000. I owe $24,000. How does that happen? It happened because his self-interested car salesman and dealership happily wrapped the negative equity he had accumulated in his earlier car deal. A deal for a Hybrid that went terribly wrong. The Hybrid cost about $3,000 more than the regular model. My client disliked the car.
These are the Times that Test Men's Wallets! These are the Times that Test Women's Purses! Money Triage In a time of crises like this, it is all important that you have an awareness of or “situational awareness” of your money? How much cash do you have? Where is it located? Let’s begin Money Triage. 1) Take an inventory of your cash. Check your savings and checking accounts. Do you have savings accounts on direct deposit to eliminate bank fees? Sometimes you forget these acco
6) The financially successful believe in education: Don’t be a victim any longer. Learn the habits of being competent financially. The financially successful are open minded and always open to learning new skills and on the lookout for the next big idea or next big thing. They read books, magazines and watch videos about finance. They watch TV shows and reports that discuss the financial picture of the world and apply it to their individual financial situation. They ask quest
The 10 Habits of the Financially Successful 1) The financially successful are reliable: I put this habit first because it is so important. If you are unreliable, then the forces of heaven and earth cannot help you. The mediocre and worse will pass the most talented person in the world if you are unreliable. The result is misery. 2) The financially successful are honest. The best way to create a miserable life is to be dishonest. You will get away with a little dishonesty, but