Are you ready for Cyber Monday?

Are you ready for Cyber Monday?

 

Cyber Monday officially starts at 12:01 AM Monday, November 26, 2018.  I will not be up shopping online at that time, I will, however, look for deals and opportunities to save money on Cyber Monday.

Because supporting you in building and keeping your net worth this is a special edition of Your Best Money Move.  #yourbestmoneymove

In addition to the sales and discounts that are available on Monday, I encourage you to utilize My Top Three Shopping Apps on Monday and every day of the year.

My Top Three Online Shopping Apps

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Life Changes

Life Changes

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Ain’t it funny how life changes
You wake up, ain’t nothing the same and life changes
You can’t stop it, just hop on the train and
You never know what’s gonna happen
You make your plans and you hear god laughing
Life changes and I wouldn’t change it for the world, the world, oh no


Twelve Months

A lot happened in the last twelve months and I have no doubt that the next twelve months brings new opportunities for all of us.

A year ago, Tina and I had recently finished our first 70.3 Ironman and were researching how we could do two in 2019.  Suddenly in a simple misstep, we were dealing with her broken heal and what that meant for our lives.  We had plans!

God just laughed.

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Your Five Best Money Moves for Open Enrollment

Your Five Best Money Moves for Open Enrollment

Fall is The State Fair of Texas, College Football, Oversized High School Mums and Halloween.  It is also the time of year where most companies begin to offer open enrollment for your benefits.

Benefits are complex and the pressure to make the right decision for you and possibly your family increases each day you wait.  It is important that you learn how to make your best money moves during your open enrollment.

Your Five Best Money Moves for Open Enrollment

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Five Money Lessons I learned from Big Tex

Five Money Lessons I learned from Big Tex

Howdy Folks!

Welcome to the Great State Fair of Texas.

Established in 1886, the State Fair of Texas promotes agriculture, education and Big Tex.  Today the Fair opens for 24 consecutive days and is the longest-running fair in the USA.  (It’s Texas – everything is bigger)

Big Tex made his debut in 1952 and yes, it is true, he started out as a Santa Claus.  Standing 55 feet tall decked out in his size 96 boots, he is a representative of everything Texan.  A visit to the fair is not complete without a picture including Big Tex.

Besides being the ultimate host, Big Tex is a great teacher of sound financial principles.

Five Money Things I learned from Big Tex

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Five Money Conversations Every Family Needs to Have

Five Money Conversations Every Family Needs to Have

I received a call one morning from a college friend who asked if we could have lunch that day.  I could tell from his voice that something was troubling him.

We met for lunch and after ordering our food, I asked what was going on that he needed to meet so suddenly.  His answer is a common problem that nearly everyone experiences.

“I am having dinner with my parents tonight and I want to talk to my parents about their money, but I don’t know how to ask them.”

Thankfully there is a great way to open that conversation today thanks to the Queen of Motown Aretha Franklin dying without a will.

Approach your parents with “When I heard about Aretha Franklin, I wondered whether you had a will and that led to other questions running through my head.”

Five Money Conversations Every Family Needs to Have

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Part 3 Back to School – Saving Money

Part 3 Back to School – Saving Money

It’s the most wonderful time of the year  – Back to School.  Whether you loved having your children home for the summer or whether you think the most beautiful sight in the world is that big yellow bus, kids are headed back to school.

Are you ready to spend $500 to $1,000?  That is what the average family spends in the first 30 days of back to school shopping according to Peter Dunn, 60 Days to Change: A Daily How-To Guide With Actionable Tips for Improving Your Financial Life.

Five Ways to Use Technology to Save on Back to School Shopping

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