Experts agree that the solution to solidify a relationship is by being honest about talking about finances with your partner.
According to a TD Ameritrade study, 41% of divorced Gen Xers and 29% of Boomers say they ended their marriage due to disagreements about money.
However, knowing about where you stand as a couple when it comes to money and finances and what you can accomplish together is a recipe for success in a relationship. It builds trust and a sense of togetherness.
Of course, things would be a lot easier if these conversations were made before getting married and then continued during the marriage.
Here are the reasons most couples stop talking about money:
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.
As you may know, the Dow Jones dropped more than 1,000 points last week.
This had Wall Street running like headless chickens.
Should we panic? Are we close to the next big crash?
However, what does that mean? Why should we care if we don't invest in the market?
Moreover, if we do, with more reasons we should continue reading this.
Well, to clarify, this is the 2nd time this year that the market dropped over 1000 points. It happened back in February.
The reality is that when the market goes up in a straight line, there has to be a time of correction.
The market goes up steadily and slowly, but the corrections can happen erratically and rapidly.
This is when financial education becomes essential.
Because we want to make money and grow our money, but for sure we do NOT want to lose it.
The problem is that there is so much information out there that we get all confused about what is right and what it is not.
And at the same time, there is such a lack of information
However, there is...
I want to share with you a straightforward process to manifest and attract anything you want in your life, especially money.
It is such a simple process that most times we take them for granted. But it works for me and works for a lot of people. So I dare you to try it!
Start with an amount that is a little stretch but at the same time something that is realistic to achieve.
For example: If you are making 5,000 dollars a month, you probably might want to ask for 7,000 to 10,000 dollars.
So you can either increase a little what you want or double what you are already making. You can use this formula for any amount of money. (ex: $100,000 to $1,000,000)
Most people don’t have a Will, even though it is so easy to do and so important, they don't even know how to go about having one.
The good news is, it is never late to make a Will, and it is also pretty affordable.
Check out your options on this link... WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
The bad news is, if you never write your own will, to your surprise, you already have one. YES, we all have a Will already.
About two-thirds of Americans don’t have a written Will. A Will is something that they put off or have not gone around it yet. The process for dividing your assets will vary dramatically state by state.
A Will has been written for you, and you will not like it. Each state has some stipulations and guidelines in case you passed. The state will decide who will get your assets and who will take what and that is including your living assets like your kids and pets.
Sometimes if there is nothing written, that might not be the case.
Perhaps you might think that if you die,...
Credit is a great financial too if it is used the right way.
There are a lot of benefits when we use credit cards. Credit cards are the best way to create a financial history. When you have a credit history, it allows you to borrow money and acquired certain things that otherwise, it will take you years. For example, a car, or a house.
It also allows you to rent a car, or a home, get a cell phone, getting insurance, your utilities, and sometimes even a job!
Credit cards can also protect you from robbers or fraudulent purchases.
Another benefit is that you can track your spending as long as you open your statements and take a look at them every month.
Some people use their credit cards as an emergency fund. It is not ideal, but I understand because sometimes putting aside 6 months of emergency funds takes time. Having it available on the credit cards, makes it convenient.
Credit cards also offer other benefits,...
APRIL IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH.
Do you know what the lack of financial literacy is costing you?
It is costing each individual in the U.S. a minimum of $10,000 a year.
The lack of financial knowledge is the main culprit. Only five states in the U.S. require financial education in high schools and California is not one of those states.
It is time for you to become financially literate. It is time for you to learn about and take control of your money.
In this class, you will discover financial strategies and concepts that typically only the wealthy know.
This mind-blowing class will not only allow you to learn these strategies but also to apply them immediately.
The key to building great wealth is having great knowledge. Then take immediate action as well as having the wisdom to know which course of action is the best for you.
It's time for you to make your own financial decisions. You can be in the driver seat of your finances.
Are you ready to increase your confidence about money...
This is your life's dream, to become an entrepreneur. You want to leave your 9-5 and achieve your dreams. You know that the journey, the endless hours and sacrifices will be worth your time because, in the end, you will achieve financial freedom.
But with entrepreneurship comes some risks. Most businesses don't reach the 5-year mark. Why? Because of mistakes that have caused them to fail.
Today I am going to show you the 16 biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs and business owners make and how to avoid them.
Not Doing Research
Before going into business, you have to do your research. Is your product needed in your current market? Do I know who is your ideal audience or client? Who is your competition? Trust me, you do have one.
Make sure to do your research prior to spending a cent on anything else. What is the point to start a business where no one needs your product? Create momentum for your product with your potential clients even prior to spending anything.
Not Having a...
If you are wondering why do you need to create a budget, I am going to tell you right now.
No matter if you like it or hate it, having a budget can help you improve your finances immediately.
The ultimate goal of a budget is to get you to the point that you will be able to spend intentionally on the things that are most important to you. This is the first step to financial freedom, even though it sounds like it is not.
Budgets should be temporary because they will tighten your spendings for a bit, so you can get your life back on track if you have derailed from it or have lost touch with your financial reality.
Most home loans payments will pay the principal-and-interest in the home. This means that your regular payments will reduce the principal (amount borrowed) as well as paying off the interest. With an interest-only loan, you only pay interest on the amount you have borrowed for an agreed period of time (usually up to 5, 7 or 10 years).
What does an Interest-Only Loan will offer you?
Lower Monthly Payment: Because you are paying the only the interest on the loan, your monthly payment is lower.
Payment Flexibility: When you have an interest-only loan, it gives you the flexibility to either make your interest-only payment or put an additional amount that goes to the principal.
Free Up Money: Because your payment is significantly lower than a fully amortized payment, this frees up money for other things. The smartest way to use the money that you have freed from paying towards your house is to put it towards...
Just fill out your information below and I will take care of the rest...