Life Stewardship: The 5 Reasons You May Be Missing the Mark
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Life Stewardship: The 5 Reasons You May Be Missing the Mark

In my books, The Wealth Cycle and Set-4-Life, there is a recurring theme about life stewardship.  This is how I refer to how you manage the resources that are available to you.  Most of the time when people hear the word ‘stewardship’, they think about money, but I see stewardship as a three-pronged concept.  We…

Save for Emergencies

Save for Emergencies

Nearly a quarter of savers who take the America Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea. Research shows that low-income families with at least $500 in an emergency fund were better off financially than moderate-income families with less than this amount. Yet most Americans don’t have…

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

When should you do a budget check up?  Around this time of year is especially good. Every year, millions of households file their federal tax returns.  For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts; gathering mortgage, retirement, and investment account statements; and relying on computer software to take…