Motivation alone will not help you save your first $100,000. Take a look at what I’ve found to be the top 10 practices of wealthy people and see how you can implement them in your life.
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Learn from financial planner Mark Mohtashemi about the best ways to handle your year end bonus for a healthier financial future.
Charts and images can help you better understand where your money is going and identify what the biggest chunks are assigned too. Let’s look back at that first year associate sample and see if it changes your outlook.
The end of the year is filled with tight deadlines, extra expenses, and family obligations. Don’t let that prevent you from finishing out the year strong with your investments.
Don’t sweat the small stuff – just don’t go overboard either. Finding a happy medium in your finances is the key to finding stability and happiness in your life.
It’s important to check in regularly with the state of your finances so there are no surprises down the road. Here is what it looks like for my wife and I when we discuss our financials every month.
The competing sturggle between wanting your short-term savings to grow while protecting the principal has been going on for years. Here are some ideas that can prevent that.