Mills Way Rules

Emergency Fund 6 Months of Your Total Expenses

Many people do not have enough money in their bank accounts to pay for a $1,000 car repair bill. I have worked with and talked with so many people that had less than $100 in their checking and savings account. Many had no retirement savings either. I have heard that one out of four people have no emergency savings fund.

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.

Don’t Co-Sign Anything for Anyone

Have you ever co-signed on a loan for someone before? If so, how did it work out? I have had many friends that co-signed loans from student loans to personal loans for their kids, relatives or friends and some of those loans they ended up having to pay them off. I co-signed on a couple of loans and they both worked out but at times I lost sleep worrying about getting stuck paying for them. I tell myself I won’t put our family in that position again.

Wedding Budget – 17 Ideas

Weddings are a fun and very emotional time. They can also be a very expensive time. We get all caught up with the excitement of the event or party and can lose control of the cost if we use a credit card instead of paying cash.

Buying Used Cars – Rule #14

Car shopping isn’t one of the most enjoyable things for a lot of people. A friend of mine once said he would rather go to the Dentist then go car shopping. I am not a fan of Dentist either and probably enjoy some of the hunt and numbers of car shopping.

Goals for Financial Freedom

Setting Financial Goals is the first rule in the Mills Way to Financial Freedom rules that we covered with the boys. The importance of goals is to help us make our dreams happen. You need to write them down to be able to make them happen. Difference between a Dream, Idea, Vision and a Goal is nothing more than writing it down.

Have Enough Insurance Protection

Insurance isn’t maybe the most exciting subject but one that Darlene and myself feel is important to cover with our Teenage Boys. We want them to know that they need to protect their assets as their assets grow. Especially since today with all the Lawsuits that are filed. It is hard to not watch TV in our house and not have many different Personal Injury Lawyer Commercials come up on TV. Insurance costs a really big expense most people have and the costs can vary so much from company to company.

NO Student Loans for our Teenagers

We feel it’s so important for Logan and Seth to start their lives after college with no Student Loans and No Car loans. No Debt at all. We are helping them out by giving them each a used car and they can live at home rent free until they are done with school. But they will need to pay for their college tuition, books and misc. charges. Having NO Student Loans is one of our Mills Way to Financial Freedom rules that we stress to the boys. We want them to grow into successful Adults and give us grandkids to play with someday. Way down the road. LOL