We all achieve a peaceful zen state in different ways. Some find it through yoga or meditation, others through working with their hands in time honored disciplines like sculpture or carpentry.
You can’t make an omelet without cracking a few eggs. The same goes for working, as you cannot make money without spending it. Everyone loses money on their way to work.
Most of us think that we have a pretty tight grip on our finances. Sure, it wasn’t always this way. We’ve made some mistakes along the way from bad investments to frivolous purchases to poorly managed debts.
It does not matter how old you are, how much money you have in the bank, or what you do for a living, you need to check your credit score and you need to maintain it.
Facing a personal financial crisis can be scary. Even if you have savings to help you out, you start to wonder just how long they’re going to last you. Whether you have high and unexpected expenses or you’ve lost your job, you need to find ways to survive until you’re able to get things back to normal.
Giving gifts is one of the best things you can do. It’s true that giving is often better than receiving. If you love to give gifts, you can spend a lot of your time looking for the perfect presents. All sorts of occasions call for gifts, so you probably be buying them year round.
We’ve all made money mistakes. Even the most squeaky-clean bank account has seen a few mistake purchases in its time. If we’re lucky, these issues iron out and serve as lessons. In extreme cases, money mistakes can lead to years of debt, or a bad credit rating which sticks like glue. However, unfair as it may seem, it could be that you are ACTUALLY paying for other people’s mistakes.
You know I love the side hustle and working for yourself, but let’s be real. It’s not all that easy. Let’s look at the real reality of hustling, self-employed or running a business.
Once you become a parent, it seems that living expenses just keep going up. Basic shelter, food, clothes and medical are expected, but one big expense we forget about is the birthday parties.
One of the most frightening aspects of human existence is a lack of knowledge about what the future holds. Even if you’re swimming along nicely, there’s no guarantee that the picture will be as rosy in the days, months or years ahead. You never really know what’s around the corner, and bolts can appear out of the blue. If your finances have taken an unexpected knock, here are some of the best ways to handle life’s hardest problems.
Happiness is often the goal that many of us search for in life. As long as we’re smiling and having a good time, we often don’t think about anything else. This pursuit of happiness ultimately changes the way we approach life.