I’m so excited to announce: my first book is now available. I wrote this book as a manual for kids who are about to move out, or just left home. It’s for everyone, but especially those who are just starting life.
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.
15 years ago, If you would have told me I would be married with five children at this point in my life, I would’ve laughed at you. Well, that’s exactly how life is laughing right now. Life is funny — sometimes it’s a “haha” funny, while other times, it’s more about the irony of it all.
There’s a trend among people I’ve talked to and coached about financial planning. One thing that almost everyone I talk to has in common: they don’t start with the right question. It took me a long time to catch on, and I still don’t always start with the right question.
You’ve seen the posts and memes: “My child is the most important thing in the universe to me.” “There’s nothing more important than my children.” “My children are my life.” Those are all phrases spouted with the best intentions, the utmost love, and typically a naive sense of how a healthy home functions.