PAY – Organize Your Monthly Bills

PAY – Organize Your Monthly Bills

Once your monthly bills are organized, you can set back and relax.

It just takes a little time to accomplish this and it’s worth the peace of mind.

Don’t be late on your bills because are unorganized.

That is no excuse and the companies that you pay would agree. Get organized! Know what and when money will need to be paid.

There are 3 simple steps…

SPEND – Know Where Your Money is Going

SPEND – Know Where Your Money is Going

After you know your net worth, you need to figure out if you are headed in the right direction.

You need to figure out where your money is going. To do this you will need to track all of your expenses. Write down every bill, payment and expense that you pay in a typical month.

Most of the time people spend a lot more than they think they do.

This is why it’s important to…

KNOW – Determine Your Net Worth

KNOW – Determine Your Net Worth

Determining you net worth is an easy formula, but getting all of the information together may be time-consuming.

It’s worth it.

You need to know you net worth because you need to know where you are starting. If you already know your net worth then you can skip this step.

How do you determine your net worth?

It’s a simple formula…

BEGIN – The Most Important Step

BEGIN – The Most Important Step

The most important step to success in anything is the first step.  If you don’t begin, you won’t get anywhere.

As we know from Lao-tzu: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

This is the first article in a series on beginning your path to financial success.  Always remember that finances often seem more complex than they really are.  It’s important to know that you control your financial future.

You can choose to be financially free.

What is a Mutual Fund?

What is a Mutual Fund?

A mutual fund is like a bucket full of multiple different stocks, bonds, securities or a combination that you invest in collectively. When you buy into a mutual fund, you are buying into all of the securities in the fund by making one single investment. It is a great way for instant diversification.

There are different types of mutual funds…

There are stock funds, sector funds, passively-managed, actively-managed, load, no-load, money market funds, balanced funds and that’s just naming a few of them.

This may seem confusing, but if this seems more complicated than you would prefer, there is a simple rule that you can live by…

What is an Index Fund?

What is an Index Fund?

An index fund is a fund that tracks an index, such as the S&P 500, the Nasdaq 100 or the Dow Jones (the 3 most popular American indexes). So what exactly is an index?

What is an Index?

An index is a representation of a portion of the stock market.

For example: The Dow Jones Index is comprised of 30 companies, these are 30 of the largest and most influential companies in America. So if you were to invest in a Dow Jones index fund, you would be able to invest in a single fund, but that single fund would be invested in all of the companies on the Dow Jones Index.

There are larger indexes, the largest among popular indexes probably being…

What is a Stock?

What is a Stock?

The stock market can be scary for new investors, but it’s not quite as complex as the folks on Wall Street want to pretend it is. This brings us to the most basic question about the stock market: What is a stock? A stock is a share of a public company.

What is a “public company”?

There a private companies and there are public companies. Private companies are owned by individuals or by other companies. Public companies are owned by, you guessed it, the public! This is a way to have multiple people contribute to a company financially.

Here is an example…

How to Make Car Payments and Be Debt-Free at the Same Time

How to Make Car Payments and Be Debt-Free at the Same Time

Car payments are a beautiful thing, aren’t they?

Of course they are…when you are the one receiving them.

When it comes to car payments, you have 2 options.

You can take out a loan, put yourself in debt and pay interest on your monthly payment to a financial institution or you can opt for the better option…

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