Last week, I was proud to be a guest on the Living in Financial Excellence Podcast, hosted by Matt Wegner. Matt and I touched on a bunch of different topics including the Congress Super Committee, the Debt Free Living podcast, and most importantly Black Friday shopping and Christmas shopping in general. Please check it out for yourself if you have not done so already and let me know what you think.
Last week I had my 30th birthday. Yes, I survived the big 3-0 and I feel better than ever and am looking forward to the decade of my 30’s. But sometimes when it comes to finances we think once we reach certain milestones that there is no turning back and we are stuck where we are financially. That is such a lie! It is never too late to start winning with money. Obviously it is better to start sooner than later, but do not let age, life experience, or debt level stop you from achieving your dreams and goals. Remember, the two or three years that will take for you to sacrifice and pay off your debts is going to pass by anyway, so why don’t you have something to show for it at the end of those years, instead of ending up in the same predicament you are currently in?
To the surprise of nobody, the Super Committee set up by the US Congress to figure out a way to reduce the national deficit could not come up with a consensus on what to do. What does that mean to you? It depends on how directly you are involved with the federal government. There are several takeaways from this, but the most important is do not count on Washington to change your finances! It is not that they do not care about your finances; it is just that they do not have the power to control how you spend your money. Remember to focus on improving YOUR economy because that is the only economy you can really control. By having your own economy under control you will be able breathe easier at night and not worry about all the drama going on elsewhere.
Finally if you have not yet registered for our November Giveaway, please do so today. We will be giving away a free copy of the book The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey at the end of November. It is pretty simple to register and no purchase is necessary.
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You can find prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page