money mindset

  • MindsetMoney Can Buy Happiness

    How Money Can Buy Happiness

    Can money buy happiness? It can. There is a big misconception about the relationship between money and happiness. In my first book, You Only Live Once, I briefly discussed the concept that money can buy happiness. This section lasted one and a half pages but sparked a heated discussion. To clarify, I’ve been going around the country explaining how money can enable…

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  • Mindset
    How to Win in Life Without Winning the Lottery

    How to Win in Life Without Winning the Lottery

    I will openly admit I have played the lottery many times. Sometimes the lottery tickets yield a $2 win, but most often, it’s a loss. I don’t play the lottery regularly, but there are occasions like billion-dollar jackpots when I opt to buy a ticket and skip my cup of coffee. Let me get this out of the way. The chance…

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  • Manage Money ArticlesStop Keeping up with the Joneses

    Stop Keeping up with the Joneses: How to Live Your Best Financial Life

    They look fancy, but it’s time to stop keeping up with the Joneses. Some of us have been guilty of this — keeping up with the Joneses, the Smiths, the Clarks, or any other family who seems to have it together on your block. In some cases, we’re trying to keep up with the Kardashians through their lavish family lifestyle…

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  • Manage Money Articles

    5 Personal Finance Rules You Might Need to Break

    To improve your personal finances, you can talk with a financial planner, read money blogs or get advice from financially savvy friends. And as you read or speak with individuals, you might recognize some common money beliefs — in fact, you might get the same basic advice. The truth of the matter is there are many general personal finance rules…

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  • Prevention

    10 Signs You’re Headed into Financial Trouble and Tips for Financial Security

    My friend had a stable job making $85,000 a year with moderate debt that included a mixture of credit cards and student loans. He lived a comfortable lifestyle often eating at fine restaurants and traveling. He shared recently that his situation has changed. My friend who was never late on bills was now facing some financial issues. He shared his…

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  • Budgeting

    21 Financial Tips I Wished I Knew at 21 Years Old

    There are times I reflect on my life and wished I knew a few more things about personal finance back in college. It would have smoothed out the tumultuous relationship I had with money and credit. I’m sure I would have accomplished more goals earlier if I wasn’t stressed about money. Here is my attempt to help you get right…

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  • Uncategorized

    How to Avoid Financial Mistakes I Made in College

    While attending Rutgers University, I worked full-time at Newark Airport making $30,000 a year. My lack of financial knowledge, however, set me on the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle before I was 20. When I look back in my college years, I can clearly see the financial mistakes I’ve made. These mistakes caused a great deal of debt-related stress and cost me thousands…

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