Money Management

You are Your Own Financial Safety Net

by TTMK on February 3, 2014 · 15 comments

It’s great to have optimism, as it’s more fun to think of the upside to a situation than to think of why something won’t work.  When it comes to money, it can be helpful at times to avoid negative thoughts and simply focus on the possibilities of different jobs, business ventures, and potentially even investments. […]

Four Steps to Building Wealth

by TTMK on January 27, 2014 · 9 comments

Make, save, and invest money.  Then protect it to avoid big losses. There it is! Take those four steps, and we’re on the way to building wealth.  Yet, why is it that building wealth isn’t quite that simple.  Not saying it’s impossible, as many of us are working on it every day.  But the basic framework […]

There’s a saying that applies to personal finance that I really enjoy, and it goes as follows: Rule #1 is don’t lose money, and Rule #2 is don’t forget Rule #1. That’s a paraphrased version of wisdom that has been popularly attributed to Warren Buffet, who we know is one of the most celebrated investors […]

What do you envision retirement to be like?  I mean, true retirement when you aren’t working actively or passively in order to make money.  In other words, you’re living and not working because you need to. It’s going to be quite a long time in the future for me, as retirement isn’t around the corner.  […]

Would You Turn Down a Free Flight?

by TTMK on September 16, 2013 · 7 comments

I was thinking about situations where spouses have had disagreements on interesting things, and remembered a situation from over 10 years ago involving a coworker and his nightmarish travel experiences.  This trip actually involved a friendly argument that was money-related, which he relayed to me in a subsequent conversation asking me what I thought about […]

Counting on No Social Security Benefits

by TTMK on September 2, 2013 · 7 comments

I know that social security is an important part of the finances of many a retiree.  When older, it can help to have all the cash flow you can muster up. It’s quite a long way ahead for me, and retirement isn’t going to be coming anytime soon.  I’m nowhere near the age of being […]

Have you ever known someone who simply has high “standards” for themselves?  To the point of possibly being excessive? Thinking about the recent surge in home prices locally, I thought about an old coworker of mine.  Actually, he really was older, at least compared to me.  I believe his kids were out of college at […]

Making a Financial Rebound

by TTMK on May 13, 2013 · 4 comments

If everything in life went perfectly according to plan, we would have great success in every single area of life.  By that, I mean have the very best health, relationships, and finances.  Not just something we’re happy with – but the best.  I don’t know anybody who is the best at everything! Not only do […]

10 Wealth Creation Habits

by TTMK on December 31, 2012 · 8 comments

With the new year upon us, it’s a time where we can get fired up for success in the upcoming year.  This might mean continuing and building upon our prior year wins, turning things around, or somewhere in between.  Whatever the case, this is a time for optimism and a push for reaching our dreams! […]

6 Personal Finance Success Tips

by TTMK on September 3, 2012 · 18 comments

The blogosphere is replete with tips on how to do things better, and simply improve our lives in general.  It seems like we can find more and more information with each passing day.  This is a good thing, because wisdom can be shared much easier than it was in days gone by! Personal finance success tips are no exception […]