Managing Your 401K – There’s An App For That

October 26, 2014


Saving for Retirement – Sooner Is Way Better Than Later

October 22, 2011

Think about what you’ll have to show for  it if you start saving for retirement now and … Read the rest of this entry »

Free Money (Yes, It’s True!)

September 10, 2011

Does  your employer have a 401K or 403(b) retirement savings plan with a company match?  If so, read on to find about the FREE money you may be missing. Read the rest of this entry »

Handy Money Management Chart

September 5, 2011

Use this chart to figure out where you should stash your money and how you should invest it in view of your needs and your specific situation.  Sweet Benjamins – Money Chart – 09-04-11

Introduction To Planning

September 3, 2011

When you’re in the mood to work on your personal finances, it is tempting to just dive in and start swimming.  Doing something … anything … gives us a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment even if we aren’t getting anywhere or we’re going somewhere that doesn’t matter.  This is an example of mistaking “motion” for “movement.”  If you want to make real progress with your finances, you need to plan before you act and make planning a regular part of your routine.  You also need to give yourself a pat on the back for making a plan because having one is a very important steps on the road to financial security.  Stay tuned for future posts describing the great things a plan will do for you.

Planning Is Good; Acting Is Better

September 1, 2011

“A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan executed next week,” George S. Patton.  Tip-of-the hat to Dave Ramsey for highlighting this quote on Twitter.

Using “Zones”

August 22, 2011

One way to organize your financial planning activities is to start with Zone 1 (Cash Management) and then work your way through Zone 2 (Saving), Zone 3 (Credit Management) and Zone 4 (Investment).  Or, you can just skip around from Zone to Zone.   Either way, use the “search” feature to find all the blog posts for the Zone of  interest to you.