Dave and I don’t see eye to eye

Dave and I don’t see eye to eye

Dave Ramsey is rightfully famous for his anti-debt screeds, and much of it is useful to some degree. But it’s too one-dimensional. There are many factors in living a great financial life through the seasons. Balance, nuance, and sensitivity are key. Check out this...
Best Financial Life – Organize for Success

Best Financial Life – Organize for Success

You need a structure for decision making and action   You know that financial success doesn’t just happen – you have to create it. You have to make good decisions and execute varied actions over multiple timeframes. It takes organization to make everything...
Best Financial Life – Welcome!

Best Financial Life – Welcome!

Brief tips for creating your best financial life   Jim here. Welcome to my “Best Financial Life” series of personal finance tips. I know you’re busy, so I’ll keep these notes to short nuggets of usefulness 😉. Brief, but not vapid –...
Great Article – Tame your food spending

Great Article – Tame your food spending

It’s hard for most of us to eat right and control our food spending. The key is to spend some up-front time to create a sustainable food plan and then commit to a routine of weekly refresh. It doesn’t have to take a whole lot of time and energy if you set...
Quit chasing your tail

Quit chasing your tail

It happens every paycheck. The cash hits your account (woo-hoo!) and maybe you buy a little something extra ‘cuz you’re flush. Then you decide which bills to pay and which ones you’re going to hold off until the next paycheck. Maybe you hold back some money because...