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Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Type “Why Co-Signing” into Google and you will quickly see the suggested searches start with things like:

“Why co-signing is bad”

and

“Why co-signing is a bad idea”

Have you ever co-signed for someone before?

​Or have you ever had someone co-sign for you?

Let’s see why it’s so bad and what you can do instead of co-signing for a friend or family member…

What a Man From Nazareth Taught Me About Money

What a Man From Nazareth Taught Me About Money

​So I met a man from Nazareth, Israel.

Not the man you are thinking of, though I know Him too.

I literally met a man in Denver, Colorado who was born and raised in Nazareth for the first 28 years of his life.

That’s pretty awesome!

Then I figured out that he and his entire family are Christians.

If you know anything about the current state of affairs in Nazareth, you know it’s not easy to be a Christian over there.

This man was surely unique and a he taught me a few things about life and money…

How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

“Hey honey, I want a motorcycle.”

“But I want a kitchen remodel.”

“Umm, but I want a motorcycle.”

SWEETIE. WE CAN’T DO BOTH

He wants the motorcycle. She wants the kitchen remodel. How to decide?

When you and your spouse talk about money, there’s potential for arguments disagreements, value clashes, and colorful conversation (to put it lightly).

This step-by-step guide will help you two figure out how to make a budget work for your life together.

21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 1

21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 1

From door handles to baby gates to the cabinets under the sink, we do a thorough job of child-proofing our homes.

But do we make sure our finances are child-proof?

With children come new expenses. Expenses that can get out of control if we don’t have a plan.

This 3 part series is part of that plan.

Here are the first 7 tips for child-proofing your finances…

Money, Marriage and Children – Communicating for Your Financial Health

Money, Marriage and Children – Communicating for Your Financial Health

How often do you talk about money in your home? What do you teach your kids about money?

Money can be somewhat of a taboo subject. The worse-off someone is financially, the more they don’t want to talk about money and that can make things even worse.

Financial problems don’t just go away by not talking about them.

You’ve heard “the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem”? That applies to money too!

Don’t be afraid to talk about money.

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