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New Year, New Plan

The start of a new year means it’s time to look back on your cash flow plan (aka budget) from 2018 and create a new plan for 2019. A good place to start a review of last year’s cash flow is to see which, if any, categories came in over budget. Of course, I hope […]

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To Get to Where You Want to Go, You Have to Face the Facts About Where You Are

You probably have financial goals. Maybe you’ve even turned them into SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound). But have you taken a brutally honest look at your current reality? Learning From Great Businesses In an earlier post, we began exploring lessons from the business classic “Good to Great” and how they could be applied […]

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How to Truly MANAGE Money With Mint.com

If you’ve been following this series of instructional videos on how to use Mint.com, the hard work is now done.  You’ve opened an account, connected it with your bank or credit union and credit cards, and set up a budget. As you’ll see in the following video, now you’re ready to start truly managing money […]

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The Key to Getting the Most From Mint.com

Using a budget is not a one-size-fits-all sort of deal.  You could use a paper & pencil system, the envelope system, an Excel spreadsheet, software like Quicken, or an online tool like Mint.com. For those interested in giving Mint a try, I’m showing how in a series of short instructional videos.  In the video below, […]

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