Why You Need to Have Multiple Streams of Income to Build Wealth

How many "jobs" are in your home? One? Two? Three (at most)? Are those jobs your only source of income each month? What if I told you that by the end of 2016, my family will have 10 streams of income each month? Yes, you read that correctly. Ten. Now what if I told you that you … [Read more...]

How Often Should You Update Your Personal Budget?

How often does your family update your budget? Do you do it daily? Weekly? Monthly? Less often? Recently I had the chance to talk with quite a few people about their budget and I was shocked at how little they were actually updating them. So that got me wondering. How often do … [Read more...]

Why You Probably Have More Money Than You Think

Have you ever looked at your paycheck or bank account and wondered why you didn't have as much money as you should? If so, you're not alone since most of us likely do it on a regular basis. No matter what you make per hour, you very likely have more money than you realize. The … [Read more...]

Why You Absolutely Do Need to Build Your Credit {or Why You Absolutely Should Not Be Debt Free}

Gather round on the carpet because today I have a story for you. Our story starts with a happy family living comfortably. With several thousand of dollars in extra income each month, their bills were paid, their wants were bought and their savings account overflowed. Their credit … [Read more...]

7 Budget Tips for Newlyweds

Did you know, that one of the most common things the newlyweds fight about is money and that it is one of the most common causes for divorce? Whether it’s caused by one person who spends way too much or whether it’s caused by both people spending way too much, not getting your … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Bank Accounts Every Family Needs

How many bank accounts do you currently have? One? Two? What if I told you that you should have at least five bank accounts? Would you think I am nuts? Okay, I probably am a tad bit nuts, but I make sense sometimes. All of that aside, if you only have one or two bank accounts, … [Read more...]

Family Budget – When Should I Refinance My Car?

If you have a car loan, you might find yourself asking "Should I refinance?" With so many families struggling to find a family budget that works for them, making a high car payment each month can sometimes be one of the many reasons for a budget failure. Figuring out if you … [Read more...]

How to Create a Personal Budget You’ll Actually Stick To!

Budgets are hard ya'll. Do you have one? I would hope so because at this point in our lives most of us are aware that we should have a budget. There is however, a huge difference between knowing you should have a budget and actually having one that you stick to. Like I said, … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids Want vs. Needs

    As parents, it is our jobs to teach our kids what they need to know in life and as much as some of us might hate it, a lot of those lessons are financial related. If you were to ask your kids what they want to know about money, one of the things you would … [Read more...]

Finding Your Financial Freedom When Things Get Rough

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. Imagine going from an income of $80,000 all the way down to $20,000. Never in my … [Read more...]