Category Archive: Living within your means

Tips for lowering your cost of living day to day.

Oct 24

Can you beat the index?

We’ve often been told that 75% of professional money managers fail to consistantly beat the index, so what chance does “the little guys” like you and me have of making money in the market. While there are advantages that money managers have, there are several reasons why I think an individual can do better than actively …

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Jul 24

A key to success – smell the roses

When people look at my background (multiple business owner, self employed, investor, real estate, family, volunteering, etc) they tend to assume I’m a very busy person. The media is full of the “you must commit every moment of your day to achieve success” message. When I started, that was probably fairly true, I worked quite …

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Aug 21

Where’s the pain?

I’ve recently been working with a government agency to place tenants. It’s a very good deal. They screen the tenants, pay the rent, guarantee the condition of the place, periodically inspect the place, call at least once a month to ensure I’ve gotten payment and that there are no issues, and will help evict the …

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Aug 31

Why should you invest?

Investing is risky isn’t it? Something we should avoid, especially when it comes to money, is risk right? These were the attitudes that I, and many others, were raised on. Go to school, get a job, buy a house, get a savings account and retire someday…that was the idea. Know anyone likely to live that …

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Jul 24

Retail Tricks

Let’s face it, it’s retail’s job to get you to purchase the most stuff at the highest possible prices. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be in business very long. Of course, there is a balancing act to perform. Inventory sitting on the shelf costs money. The longer it sits, the more it costs the company …

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Jun 21

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Budget

Creating a successful budget is the first step in preventing yourself from accumulating unnecessary debts. A carefully thought out personal or family budget can help you to better understand your money and take the stress out of managing your everyday finances. Follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to creating a …

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Jun 06

Coming to terms with yourself

There comes a time in most people’s lives when they need to come to terms with the fact that they are they can’t continue doing things the same way anymore. The reason behind this can be varied, a lifestyle change, getting older, divorced, death, car accidfinal financial meltdown, etc. For me, it was a physical …

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May 20

Helping out

There comes a point in some parent’s lives when theyway want to help their kids to buy a house. There are many ways parents can do this, let’s take a look at a few, and some of their implications… Gifting Money There is no tax or limits to the amount of money you can gift …

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May 17

Bad credit card debt – How you can get rid of such problems

It may be difficult for you to handle bad credit card debt. This is because it not only affects you financially but disturbs you emotionally too. You spend restless nights worrying how you will deal with bad credit card debt. However, by opting a debt eradication procedure, you will be able to boost your credit …

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Apr 23

Somebody’s paying

I’m a big fan of debt. Good debt that is. Debt that puts more money in your pocket than it takes out of it. It’s the only debt I encourage people to have, and I’d encourage them to have a lot of it. That being said, people tend to be addicted to the other kind …

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