Financial Freedom

April Stock Market Thoughts

Have you heard about Coronavirus yet? If not, you must be living in a remote Forest without a cell phone. Let’s try to forget the last few months look forward to April. Business industry is being shut down more and more each day.

Brokerage Account use for our Emergency Funds

Emergencies funds is an important part of our Financial Freedom plans that we have. We want our Money working for us the best it can and still be able to get to some of it that we may need for Emergencies. Money hit under your mattress doesn’t earn anything or even can be worth less next year because of inflation.

March 2020 Financial and Goals Results

March is over but upcoming months may not be any better. WOW, we are living in a wild time right now. I know our boys should remember this the rest of their lives. March again wasn’t a fun month if you have money in the Stock Market or in Digital Currency. As you know the Coronavirus is growing and it hurting people, businesses and our economy. For us we may not like seeing the stock market numbers but we know we are in for the long haul and we feel the stock market will come back sometime down the road and be even stronger than it was.

No Loans to Family or Friends

Most people probably would say they love and care for their family and friends. Myself I like to solve problems because I don’t like to see anyone suffer. Especially when it is my family or friends. It normally has felt good when I could help them out with loaning people money but then normally those feelings go away and new feelings of pain seem to set in.

Once Debt Free – Stay Debt Free

Once debt free it is important to stay debt free. This is one of the lessons we teach our boys. It is easy to get back into debt if you let yourself once you are debt free. I know this from personal experience. I let myself do this several times until I got tired of the rollercoaster of debt and jumped off.

Social Security Start at age 70

Everyone has different situations that can affect when they choose to start taking Social Security payments. Some of my friends started at age 62 and some waited till age 70. For your situation it would be good to visit with your Financial Planner and your local Social Security Office.

Check Receipts for Errors

We just showed the boys again today how we were over charged at the store. It was only $4.20 on that trip but like we told them that $4.20 if it happened each week it would add up to $218.40 in one year.

Budget for Financial Freedom

Some people don’t like to think or talk about their own budget. They may feel like it is work to do or they feel they won’t have anymore fun in life if they start following a budget.

Adult Kids Move Out Plan

Down here in Arizona I have golfed with so many people that had plans on enjoying retirement and playing tons of golf but things happened with their adult kids that they had not planned about.