What Is Wrong with Gary Busey?…Nothing, Really.

What is wrong with Gary Busey, you ask? Bankruptcy is never simple. This article unpacks the cause and effect of his decisions and what we can learn from them.

You may have asked yourself, “What is wrong with Gary Busey?” Perhaps you heard about his near-fatal motorcycle accident or his drug overdose or that he declared bankruptcy in 2012. On the surface, you may see a man with deep, physical and mental struggles. What you’re really seeing is a man who fought to overcome some of the most difficult chapters of his life, rose

4 Ways to Quickly and Efficiently Increase Your Net Worth


Today we have a guest post from Michael Rogers about how you can increase your net worth in short order. Your net worth is an indicator of a number of different things, but ultimately it is a key calculation of your overall financial success. Many individuals make this calculation and realize that their net worth is in need of a little adjustment on the positive

Top Four Wealth Building Traits

If you want to reach financial freedom at a faster pace you need to develop these four wealth building traits.

Why are some people able to build real wealth and achieve financial freedom at a much faster pace than the rest of the world? The truth is there’s no magic secret. Instead it comes down to a few key habits and traits. If you’re willing to adopt these four wealth building traits you, too, can set yourself up for a life of financial freedom. Sacrifice

Do You Have a Millionaire Mind? (Find Out!)

millionaire mind

Do you have a millionaire mind? Will you ever make it to the one million dollar mark? You might. In fact the characteristics of millionaires probably aren’t what you think. Today’s self-made millionaires are not flashy, don’t advertise their wealth, and aren’t workaholics. At least that’s the consensus of Thomas J. Stanley’s studies in the book The Millionaire Mind. According to the data Stanley collected,

Different Ways to Track Your Personal Finances

ways to track your finances

When it comes to tracking your money the saying “different strokes for different folks” is certainly true. Personally, I’m not very good at tracking my expenses to the penny. I did it once, actually. Usually I set a “guided budget” and even though my numbers may not fit perfectly within my original estimates, I still normally spend around the same amount of money each month.

Pay Off Your House By Age 55

One of the financial goals we’ve made is to have our house paid off before age 55, or at least have the capability to pay it off if we want to.  I know that as I get older, I’ll struggle to find a job if I lose the one I have now.  I anticipate that sooner or later I will lose my job, so much

I Attended my First Financial Event

Last week I was invited to attend a financial event at the local baseball stadium.  A friend of mine has been a client of a major investment/insurance company for years and was encouraged to bring a couple friends to this small event.  (There were about 70 people total)  I’m normally not very interested to attend speaking engagements like this but because it was at the

Financial Milestones

I’ve recently found myself surpassing some financial milestones that I never thought I’d see.  Our retirement accounts are at levels that I used to just dream about when I was first starting out.  Never underestimate the power of consistent contributions and compound interest, that’s for sure. As I was sitting here looking over the numbers I started to wonder why I’d always thought these milestones

Tiny Houses–Tiny Costs

Lately I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the idea of tiny houses.  I stumbled on to a Youtube channel that shows lots of different examples of people living in a smaller footprint.  In this day and age, we are living in much larger houses than ever.  During the economic downturn, I started to read about how builders were starting to build smaller houses to keep costs

Personal Finance on Reddit

I don’t know if I should admit this or not, but I’ve been spending too much time on Reddit lately.  If you aren’t familiar with Reddit, it’s a website that sucks you in and never lets you leave.  Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic but the reality is that there is SO much content on Reddit that it’s hard to walk away from it.  If