Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Preparing or Reparing

 I often tell people every day you're either preparing or repairing. Hi, John Maxwell here. Welcome to Minute with Maxwell. That’s your statement of strength today.

Today, right now in your life, my life, we are either preparing or we are repairing. One [person] sets up tomorrow for success. The other [person] sets up today for failure. If we are repairing, we can't even get into tomorrow. At best, what we're doing is trying to fix today because of something we allowed yesterday. But if we're preparing, it means that we're making the best of today so that we can guarantee that tomorrow is going to be a success. I think that's essential during a crisis, because a crisis has a tendency to come in like a tornado, a hurricane, and just scatter and mess stuff up and wreck lives. And I just want you to know, don't let it happen. Take each day at a time.

Today matters. Make today count. I wrote a book on that. Don't try to take care of the next week in the crisis. It will overwhelm you. Just take care today and prepare well. Tomorrow will come. It'll get a little better.

Thanks for being with me today on Minute with Maxwell.

Never Give Up

 


Never give up on becoming a master of your money.



Saturday, February 20, 2021

What is Debtg Consolidation?

 

Kiersten Essenpreis for Money

Debt consolidation gathers debt from multiple sources and puts it in one place, which simplifies paying off what you owe. Consolidation can also allow you to reduce the interest rate or total amount of your debt.

Most of us manage many forms of debt simultaneously, keeping track of due dates and balancing interest rates to avoid late fees or a bruised credit score. But one lump sum means one lender, one due date, one interest rate, and one set of login credentials. It can be a strategic personal finance move in the long run — as long as it’s done right.

Before consolidating your debts talk to us. Debt consolidation is usually not a good idea and creates more problems in the long run.

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Benefits of Budgeting


According to Spendmenot statistics, only 32% of US families maintain a household budget. So why should you join this number? A budget is a financial plan that helps you allocate funds to different categories of your life. You get to decide how much you spend, save or invest based on your take-home income. Your take-home income is the amount left after the payment of taxes and medical insurance.


Budgeting allows you to:

  • Highlight horrible spending habits.

  • Prepare for emergencies.

  • Spend what you can afford.

  • Stay focused on your personal finance goals.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Financial Tip

 

Did you know that the majority of the population would be able to save much more money every month than they think? When you think about all the non-essential things you buy, it’s pretty easy to believe! According to the long-proven 50/30/20 rule, you should set aside:

  • 50% of your budget for essential expenses such as housing and food;
  • 30%—maximum!—for non-essential spending;
  • At least 20% of your income should be put into savings.

When you think about it, it’s a pretty logical way to manage your finances. Unfortunately, too few people take the time to make a detailed budget and think about it.

Here are some facts from 2018 about how Americans’ money relates to the LivingFacts website:

  • 12% of Americans said they could not cover a potential $400 expense. 61% said they could afford the $400 in cash or equivalent, while 27% of Americans said they would have to borrow the $400, or sell assets, if the opportunity arose;
  • 36% of Americans say their retirement savings are on track. 44% say they are having problems, and the remaining 20% are unsure about the state of their savings;
  • 64% of Americans owned a home, while 27% rented one, and 9% had other arrangements;
  • The average annual salary of an American can be divided into three different types of expenses: 33% for housing, 16% for transportation, and 13% for food;
  • Only 47% of Americans with a credit card say they have been able to pay their bill in full every month for the past year. 26% say they have had a balance on their card a few times, while 27% have a balance most of the time;
  • 82% of married people say they are doing well financially, compared to 66% of single people. 78% of married people with children under 18 are doing well, compared with 52% of single people with children.

Business Insider even goes so far as to say that many Americans plan to work until they die and not retire because their finances are so precarious. More precisely, 37% of Americans think they will have to work until they die, while 34% of them plan to be able to retire around the age of 80.

It is therefore quite clear that the financial health of American society in general is more precarious than one might think, especially considering that even people who manage to save do not in fact save enough.

With our best saving tips article, though, you will be able to get to your goal quickly and, who knows, maybe you’ll have a little more leeway for your non-essential spending in addition to planning your retirement properly!