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How to Budget Step 5 – Paychecks and Income

Your budget includes your income in addition to money you spend.  In my previous posts on the budgeting process, I talked about setting your goals and tracking and recording your...
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How to Budget Step 5 – Paychecks and Income

Diversification Part 1 – What is Diversification and How Does it Work?

One of the key concepts used by many successful investors is diversification.  In this post, I’ll define diversification and explain how it works conceptually.  Next week I’ll explain different ways...
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Diversification Part 1 – What is Diversification and How Does it Work?

How to Budget Step 4 – Expenses Not Paid Monthly

Your budget won’t be complete unless you include all your expenses, including those that you don’t pay every month.  In the past three weeks, I talked about creating systems for...
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How to Budget Step 4 – Expenses Not Paid Monthly

Financial Decisions – Risk and Reward

Almost every financial decision is a trade-off between reward and risk.  In this post, I’ll use three examples to illustrate how financial decisions can be made in a risk-reward framework. ...
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Financial Decisions – Risk and Reward

How to Budget Step 3 – Setting Goals

Setting one to three realistic financial goals is critical to financial success.  In Steps 1 and 2 of this series, I talked about creating systems for tracking and recording your...
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How to Budget Step 3 – Setting Goals
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