I love reading finance books. I read one book a week, and more than half of those are financial in nature. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned through reading, it’s that no book is going to solve your problems for you.
I’ve sat down with many married couples to discuss their finances. When finances are combined, it’s a simple process. We can figure out the best way forward, according to their financial goals within the realm of their marriage. When the finances are separate, it complicates the process. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but it’s more difficult.
“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there,” said Dan Sullivan. Zig Ziglar says, “most people are thinking about their family while they’re at work, and thinking about work while they’re with their family.” Does that hit home with you? It does with me.
Habits are most easily built when you start small. Learning to start small is easiest when you are… small. Tiny Habits® is a system created by BJ Fogg, PhD, head of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He’s been studying how people change behaviors for over 20 years, and now you can apply his research in your parenting.
Around $250 billion of the $2 trillion stimulus package is going straight to the people. The first checks were supposed to be cut as early as April 9th, so you may have already received it. Let’s look at how much you’re getting, when to expect yours specifically, and how to spend it wisely.
If you’re stuck inside like my family, you have a lot of unexpected time to get stuff done. Things like minimizing, decluttering, and the dreaded… cleaning. Quarantine can make you feel like a failure. Don’t let it. You’re not the only one who has had an ample amount of time to get the entire house cleaned and haven’t.