Review: “The Cash Machine” by Dave and Chana Mason

Review of “The Cash Machine: A Tale of Passion, Persistence, and Financial Independence” by Dave Mason and Chana Mason. I read avidly on personal finance and write this blog about it. I loved this book! It encapsulates the F.I.R.E. movement (Financially Independent, Retire Early) philosophy and shows one way to achieve your financial independence. Financial … Read more

What Does “Loud Budgeting” Mean for You?

One of the new buzzwords gaining momentum in 2024 is a term called “loud budgeting”. So what’s this all about? Simply put, loud budgeting is being honest about what you do and don’t want to spend money on. And by being honest, the intent is that you share your money opinions openly and loudly. We … Read more

What is Family Budget Planning and Why Should I Care?

Definition of Family Budget Planning Family budget planning is a practical and straightforward approach to managing household finances. Family budget planning involves creating a detailed plan to spend income wisely, ensuring that all family members are on the same financial page. Remember, a budget lets you decide where your money goes! Making and following a … Read more

Crucial Conversations: Power of Attorney and Last Wishes

Neglected Topics One of the most uncomfortable topics for families to discuss revolves around assigning responsibility for Power of Attorney, last wishes, and acting as an executor for ones Will. But discuss these topics you must. This is not a situation where you want to make assumptions or outright guesses. These often neglected topics are … Read more

Convenience or Cost: Digital Temptation

Within Arms Reach Thus was born our current state of instant spending and gratification. If you want it, you can have it, NOW. Is instant gratification and the ease of on line purchases a good thing? Absolutely. The concept resulted from the demand for convenience and I happen to like that convenience. When used sensibly, … Read more