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Budgeting. It’s a word we’re all familiar with. Everyone knows what a budget is, right? Yet how many of us actually make and stick to a solid monthly budget? The truth is that most of us start out with the best of intentions, but an unexpected expense comes up and busts our budget. Then we give up and go back to juggling our finances and worrying about having too much month left at the end of the money. However, if you are striving to create a budget for the purpose of systematically paying off your debts or to start a Read More→
Your finances are your business. But unfortunately it seems like you need an accountant to help you understand and decode the mysteries of balancing a budget or saving money. At some point you might need to get a loan. When that day comes, this article can help you understand which is the right one to get.
I have had many clients ask me “How do I get out of debt fast?” With any debt reduction plan, the control of your monthly budget is crucial. Having budgeting skills is paramount to the success of any ambitious get out of debt endeavor. Here are 10 awesome tips to get you well on your way.
10 Surefire ideas to improve your budgeting Read More→
It is natural for people to ask for help when they are in trouble and it is within our nature to offer a hand when we can. What throws this natural human relationship off its kilter is our ego that impacts our decision as to when we ask for help and when to extend a hand.
We often wait until we are in serious trouble before we ask for help and by that time the kind of help we receive is very very expensive and sometimes too late. On the other hand when we offer a hand too soon, we come across as interfering Read More→
The two leading credit card companies in the world today are the competitors Visa and MasterCard. They both operate along very similar lines. While Visa can claim to have almost a billion cards issued, MasterCard has over twenty five thousand banks issuing its cards and it is difficult to find any difference in the number of locations worldwide that accept the cards, which is now estimated at over twenty million.
In fact, as far as most consumers are concerned, there is no real difference between the two. They are both very widely accepted in over one hundred and fifty countries and it is very rare to find a location that will accept one but not the other.
However, neither Visa nor MasterCard actually issue any credit cards themselves. They are both simply methods of payment. They rely on banks in various countries to issue credit cards that utilise these payment methods. Therefore, the interest rates, rewards, annual fees, and all other charges are issued by your bank and when you pay your bill you are paying it to the bank or institution that issued your card and not Visa or MasterCard. Read More→
I am going to give you a 4 step process on how to get out of debt fast. There are several ways to get out of debt. I have had many people ask me, “Leon, How do I get out of debt?”, and it is always surrounded by confusion that is propagated by too many financial planners out there. There is the thought of “you should never get completely out of debt” and there is the thought that “you should get completely out of debt“, including your house. Whether you believe in one or the other I am going to give you some secrets on how to get out of debt in record time. Read More→
If I said it once, I said it a million times. If success is your goal you have to begin with a financial plan. These are the 6 steps that people who have successfully retired proactively took to guarantee the financial success of their retirement plan.
Step #1: Diversification Strategy Read More→
War On Wealth Series -
The congressionally mandated g-fee increases set to go into effect as of now, will artificially increase mortgage rates by more than 1/2 percent with some lenders. It will increase mortgage rates to some degree with all lenders.