Who are people trying to impress with expensive Apple Cell Phones and having Cable TV with all the Streaming Channels? If people are in debt or not even half ways towards their Financial Freedom goals, do they need these two items? What lessons are they teaching their kids if they have kids?
We are less than a month from Logan leaving for the Navy and we have been busy making sure he is ready for his move. First he goes to Navy Bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL and then off to South Carolina for his Schooling. We are getting sad more and more as we get closer to the day we have to drop him off in September.
Darlene and myself have many different checking accounts from Personal Accounts to Business Accounts. We teach our boys to have separate personal checking accounts if they are married or in a relationship. Also, we suggest they set up one checking account for each of the following; Home Bills, Debt Payments, investing to other accounts if needed.
Whether you are married, in a committed relationship to being single we teach our boys to agree with their significant other or if single than a friend or relative before a large purchase.
Where does the time go? July flew by for our family this year. We are not fans of all this Coronavirus stuff going on. We are trying to watch less news. When we watch the news it makes it seem like the world is ending but then we leave our house and people seem to be out doing things.
Communication is so important in any relationship. When we have our monthly review meetings with our Spouse or significant other one it can be a stressful time when money is involved. Seems hard for some couples to be able to openly discuss money and finances.
This is something I look forward to do each month and at the end of the year. I know I may sound weird but I like to work with numbers and analyze how we did for the month or year.
To know if you are winning or losing you need to keep score. Just like in golf. You need to count all your strokes to know what your score was for the round and if you hit your goal or not. Also, you can see what areas that you need to improve in your golf game. Like I track not only my score per hole, but also how many fairways I hit, how many greens I hit and how many putts I made during the round also.
Over the years I have known many people that spent too much on a home they bought or a place they wanted to rent. Then something happens to them like a job loss or going to a new job where they made less money and now, they couldn’t make their payments anymore.
April is over and one of the worst months of my life. On my Birthday my Mom went to Heaven to be with my Dad. She got coronavirus about 7 days before she lost her battle. She will be deeply missed from our family plus many other people that she touched their lives.