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April 2020 Financial and Goals Results

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.

Have a Will and More for Estate Planning

Back in 1990 I think I got our first will done and it was a pretty simple Will at the time. Now the older we get we have revised our Will and other documents for Estate Planning and final decisions more often. We have done new wills twice now in the last six years.

Save all Raises and Bonuses

Whether someone wants to get their debt paid off or if they want to really focus on investing for their Financial Freedom goals then this might help. We told the boys that if we would have tried to live off our old wages and just saved all raises and bonuses, we ever received we could have reached our Financial Freedom goals even soon.

Have Many Passive Income Stream’s

What Passive Income means to you may mean something different to others. Darlene and myself want to have many streams of passive income built up for our Financial Freedom plans. Passive Income if you don’t know is Income that you make with out going to work or doing work to get paid. Yes, maybe you did work once to do it but then after you do it you could be making money off that constantly the rest of your life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.