10 Things To Do While Staying Safe At Home

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2020

I have created a list of things you can do while staying safe at home. I know that you could binge-watch your favorite TV shows. But what if you can do something even more significant and meaningful? What if what is going on is not happening to you, but it is happening for you? 

In the midst of what is going on right now, and having to stay safe at home, we have an excellent opportunity to do things that we wanted to tackle for a while. Or even to create a Plan B when things like this happen again in the future. Or maybe it has been your dream for some time to start a new venture. How do you want to come out of this experience? 

Here are 10 things that you can do that can drastically change your life for the better. 

  1. Create a Gratitude List: Be thankful you are alive; you are healthy as well as your loved ones. Can you think of ten things that you are grateful for? Write them down. 
  2. Reorganize and Declutter: Need to do Spring Cleaning? Or do you have piles of...
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Celebrating International Women's Day

We are celebrating how far we have come! Happy International Women's Day!

It is my mission to inspire women to see that they are capable of making history.

As women, we learn differently than men, and also we have different challenges too.

We can take a more active role in the world. But there are a few things that we need to do to achieve that. Today I am going to go over a few things that we can do to be intentional about it.

It starts with Us
Do you want your dream lifestyle to reach the Bank? Then it starts with you. Be honest about your money habits, your money mindset, and your behaviors. When we transform our relationship with money, we show up differently in business.

We show up more powerfully and with more confidence in the marketplace. We know our worth, and we will fight for it if necessary.

Let's talk about money
Can you believe that over 60% of women rather talk about death than talking about money? Money shouldn't be taboo. It is time to talk about money with your...

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The 5 Loves Languages of Money

It is usual for couples to have disagreements. No matter how much they could love each other, they came from different backgrounds, and they were raised in different environments.

Our parents transferred to us their values, and our teachers taught us what they knew. But most probably didn't teach about money and finances.

We all have had different experiences with money.

According to Money Magazine, 70% of married couples argue about money, more than sex, chores, time spent together, dinner, and snoring.

These things didn't start after the marriage, but even before the couples met.

This is why we should learn the 5 love languages of money.

Here they are:

Words of affirmation - what you send out to the universe will come back to you. Whatever you are saying about money affirms your true desires. So be careful about what you are saying about money in your daily life. Understand the power of words.

Quality time- You should spend some time at least once a month, preferably once a week,...

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Five Small Financial Goals To Make In 2020

They are many financial goals that you could have, but these small financial goals will set you up for a great start in 2020

Unfortunately, most people break one of their New Year Resolution by January 15th. There are many reasons why this happens.  People set unattainable expectations when they set those resolutions.  Also,  they don't make a plan on how they are going to achieve them.  They don't have a deadline, making the goal too far in the future. And they are not specific on the resolutions.  

This is why, I don't make resolutions, but set goals.  I also, add or adjust the goals based on what I want to accomplish, and create a plan, and set a deadline on how and by when I am going to attain the goal.  

One of the most important goals that you sure carefully set is financial goals.  Why? Because this will affect the rest of the goals, and will highly affect your future. 

Therefore, here are 5 financial goals that you...

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How Procrastination is Killing America’s Finances? How You Can Avoid Procrastination?

How to avoid financial procrastination?

One of the ways to show that you have control of your life is by paying ALL of your bills on time. Also, when you fix your finances, you will fix your life. Putting your bills in automation, and knowing exactly when they are going to be paid, will reduce stress, avoid late fees, and penalties, save you money, and above all, enable you to have more options. 

10 Ways to Avoid Financial Procrastination

Sign up for auto-pay. Most of your regular recurring bills – utilities, mortgage, car loan, etc. – provide you with the option of having the amount you owe automatically deducted from a designated bank account. Make it easy by making it automatic. 

When you make it automatic, you avoid paying your bills last minute. You might think that you will have more control over your money if you manage when you pay your bills. But do not fall into that trap!  You will have more power when you make it automatic. 

This also...

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Do you have any financial regrets in your life?

Do you have any financial regrets in your life?

At some point in our lives, we feel financial regrets.  Maybe it was something we bought when we shouldn't have one.  Perhaps it is something we should have done, and we didn't.  How about a wrong business decision by you or someone else?

There are a lot of things that we could regret.  

Here are some of my financial regrets...

  1. I cashed out my 401k three times.
  2. I maxed out my credit cards.
  3. I was investing over 100k in potential businesses and lost it all.
  4. I spent all I have saved on stuff and fun.
  5. I didn't start saving for my retirement early enough.
  6. I spent my money in a Real Estate Course instead of using that money for a downpayment. 

Do any of these resonate with you? 

We all have financial regrets at some point or another.  We all have made financial mistakes that we wished we can take back. However, instead of focusing on the disappointment, or the blame, or feeling sorry for...

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How Much Money Should I Put Aside For My Future Self?

So let me tell you that I have some news.  I am writing my next book, and as I write, so many ideas come up that I just had to stop and write this blog. 

I cannot stress enough on putting money aside for the future YOU. Unfortunately, and I have fallen into this pattern too in the past, we leave this for later or another day.  

Today, I am going to give you a few ideas on what to do, so you can set money aside and set yourself for financial independence. 

Let's get real...what matters is NOT how much you make, but how much you spend and on what.  

When you take a look at your income and then take a look at your lifestyle, are you wishing for a different lifestyle?  

If you are, then you have to watch what you are spending your money on, maybe spend a little less instead, and pay yourself first.  The other option to get a different lifestyle is to make more money, and put that additional money on...you got it, paying yourself first. 

The...

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Why is it so hard to save money for some people and not for others?

Why is it so hard to save money for some people and not for others?  

A lot of time I sit down with my clients and ask them questions about their goals and their dreams and the age they would like to retire.  

Once we are done, I spend a few hours reviewing what they said and their current financial situation and create a plan for them, (better than what they have of course) and show it to them.  

They get so excited when they see that implementing the plan will get them so much closer to their goals and dreams, and they want to separate as much as possible to reach those goals. 

However, after a month or two, they are not as excited about saving money and having that money going to investments, even their wealth will be growing. 

Why is it that after a few months, they neither want or feel that they can save as much as they committed to?  

Why is it so hard to save money for some people? Or rephrasing it, why does it seem that...

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Setting Your Kids For Financial Success! Part 2

Why do you want to set up a secure foundation for your kid's financial success? 

The simple answer is because you want your kids to learn the value of money.  The second answer is that you want to leave a legacy that lasts generation after generation. 

As you may know, kids make financial decisions since they are three years old.  If you are not sure, then I want you to recall who choose the cereal at the supermarket.  

Where do they choose to buy it?  At the grocery store, right? They are pointing out what they want even if they don't know to enunciate the names. Or also just putting it in the cart by themselves. 

Around 7 or 8 years old, they probably will have an iPad or a Smartphone "in case of any emergency."  Then in their teens, they want to wear the latest trends and brands, and it is your JOB to give it to them.  

Most kids don’t understand where the money is coming from, but they assume that all they need to do is...

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Setting Your Kids For Financial Success! Part 1

We all love our children and we want to give them the best.  However, sometimes we forget about their future.   Sometimes we think that they are too young or it is too early to set them up for success.  

Today, I am going to show you the smart way to help your kids not to worry about money ever.  

The Reality of College  

A lot of times we think about saving up to college and we hope that once they graduate, they'll find a good job and that they can take care of themselves and maybe even you from them on. 

But what about if even before they go to college they are already financially set? What about if we can think beyond college for them?  They don't have to worry about getting into Student Loan Debt, or where are they going to find the money to buy their first home, or to get married, start a business, or even to care for their own children. 

There is a way, and it might not be what you are thinking about. 

What about if you can help...

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