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All Blog Posts Tagged 'budgeting' (24)

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How to Become a Stay at Home Mom (or Dad!)- 16 Tips

Becoming a stay at home mom ( SAHM ) or dad is an important decision a lot of families struggle with.  Making the decision to stay at home with the kids while the other spouse works takes plenty of consideration and planning if you really want to make it a blessing for your…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on September 22, 2016 at 7:35am — 2 Comments

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The Top 10 Lies About Money That Keep You in Debt

Lies about money are everywhere.  Unfortunately, many of the biggest money lies people believe are usually taken as truth.  I'm convinced this is especially true when it comes to getting out of debt.

I know you've heard them before.  Things like "You need a high…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on August 25, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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3 Simple Steps to Transition to a Cash Only Lifestyle

I've always been a huge promoter of living a cash only lifestyle. But when I tell some people the best way to use money is to use only cash, they look at me like I have two heads!  Fortunately though, using only cash, checks, and debit cards is becoming more…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on July 14, 2016 at 9:21am — 6 Comments

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10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

I realize the title 10 Reasons You Will Never Get out of Debt might sound a little harsh, but I wrote it that way for a reason.  I’ve been teaching people how to manage their money better and get out of debt for over a decade now, and I’ve seen a pattern of behavior…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on June 15, 2016 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

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10 Simple Tricks to Stick to Your Budget Even When It’s a Struggle

Learning to stick to a budget can be a little hard at first.  It’s not really something that comes naturally to most people.  Struggling to maintain a budget for your money is actually pretty common when you’re just getting started.  But when you know the…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on April 21, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

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Living Paycheck to Paycheck on a High Income- How to Change Your Habits

This is the third post in the Living Paycheck to Paycheck on a High Income Series.  In the first two posts, I showed you some of…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on September 17, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

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8 Ways to Seriously Screw Up Your Finances

Every single week, I talk to a lot of people who have managed to find a variety of ways to screw up their finances.  Now when I use the phrase “screw up their finances”, I mean that ownership of their financial problems rests squarely on their shoulders.

In my…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on August 13, 2015 at 7:10am — No Comments

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What is a Sinking Fund and Why Do You Need One?

One of the top things I teach here at CFF is the importance of budgeting.  If you want to succeed financially, it’s absolutely essential that you have a solid plan for your money in the form of a budget.  When you don’t, you usually end up like the majority of people who are living paycheck to paycheck and will never get ahead…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on July 2, 2015 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

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9 Tips For Creating Discipline With Money

I frequently get questions from my readers about how to resolve their various financial problems.  The questions range from not being able to save enough, to tackling huge amounts of debt, to how to stop living paycheck to paycheck.



Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on December 13, 2014 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

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How to Live Without Credit Cards- It’s Easier Than You Think!

Can you really live without credit cards and still live like a normal person? Well, yes and no. You can live without credit cards, but you certainly won’t be a normal person if you do, and that’s a good thing.

Think about it, the average family has over $15,000 in credit card debt. When you have that much credit card debt, it’s costing you a huge amount of interest and fees to carry that debt every single month. That’s money you could be using for a lot of things other than the… Continue

Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on November 7, 2014 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

How to do a monthly budget together as a couple: His+Hers=OUR$ Podcast

How to do a monthly budget together as a couple. Managing your money together as a couple is one of the most healthy things you can do for your relationship. Working a monthly budget together will bring both partners together and strengthen other, non-financial areas of your relationship. The communication, trust, and teamwork skills will transfer to all the other areas of your relationship.

(Link to…


Added by Derek Olsen on July 16, 2013 at 11:58pm — 6 Comments

5 Tools to A Strong Financial Future

When know what we should do, but many times we put it off and fail to look to our future. There are simple steps to take to make sure that your family is protected now and in years to come. Read More  Let us know how you are doing in these areas.

Added by Kathryn Gerken on April 23, 2013 at 10:43am — 5 Comments

Should Kids Budget?

We are the proud parents of two teenage boys. As they get older, they learn more and more about money management. We are often asked when to start kids budgeting. Well, here is your answer. Let us know some of your experiences too. Read more

Added by Kathryn Gerken on April 17, 2013 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Coming Home

It seems that many families are trying to decide if they can afford to live as a one income family. To do this, they need a plan. Read More

Added by Kathryn Gerken on March 29, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

School of Failure

If we don't fail sometimes then we will never learn from our mistakes. It is true in life and in our personal finances. It is all a mater of how you frame your failure and change. Read more

Added by Kathryn Gerken on March 26, 2013 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

How Much Time Does Budgeting Take?

Many people are stretched to the limit, when managing their time. Then they wonder why they can not manage their money as well. It all takes time, but you must prioritize. You are the only one who has a direct interest in your financial welfare. So how much time does it take to budget? read more

Added by Kathryn Gerken on January 28, 2013 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

True Love WIns Over a Short Sale Anyday!

This week on Connie and Sheila Talk - hear 48 Days' Derek Olsen share what he and his wife Carrie went through in a…


Added by Connie M Williams on August 23, 2011 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Summer is Here...Ready for Christmas Yet?

I recently submitted this blog post for "Enemy of Debt" but thought I would share it here on 48 Days as well.  Hope you enjoy...


At the time this article is being written, we are almost half way through the year. That means, by my calculations, we should be…


Added by Tyson Morgan on June 7, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Golf, Goals & Money - How Do They Relate?

I recently had coffee with a friend of mine and he told me a story that I thought could relate to proper financial management.

His son is a great high school golfer and is interested in playing at the collegiate level. After visiting with some college coaches, one coach told him a story that stood out in his mind. Full of wisdom here. Here is what the coach told him...

"You need to focus and give 100% to the moment. What you are doing now deserves your absolute best.… Continue

Added by Tyson Morgan on April 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Budgeting: The 4 walls

Our life is insane busy. Finances are getting taken from Peter to pay Paul.

Sometimes you do not know what to pay next. Even worse, you do not have enough money to pay the next bill.

Through this “hurricane of life”, you have to get back to the center. The bulls eye of where money is supposed to be spent.

I teach all of my clients to always focus on “The 4 Walls” and then go down the list from most important to least important.

The 4 Walls…


Added by GREGG PECHMANN on November 8, 2010 at 3:59am — 2 Comments

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