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How to Discuss Financial Changes with Family

Finances and family sometimes do not mix. They can get especially tricky if you have decided to make a financial change in your life like getting out debt or trying to save more and start investing. The rest of your immediate and extended family may not "get it" and the good news is they don't have to! However, if you must discuss it, here's how you can speak to your family about your financial changes:

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Are You Keeping Up with the Joneses?

One of the best things I was exposed to at my previous job was a behavioral science department. Behavioral science? I had never heard of such a thing. Our behavioral science department studied individual's habits with money. This included how they felt and thought about money, what their actions were around money, and ultimately what worked and what didn't around financial education. 

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The Envelope Method 💌

Budgeting today feels a bit like carrying around a floppy disk in 2018. It's outdated and no one is really sure where to find one or how to use it. The problem with budgeting is that companies and advisors make it too complex. Budgeting should not be a tedious task but rather one that is simple to use and understand. 

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budgetingElizabeth Thompson
Should I Get a Dog?

Our furry friends feel less like pets and more like parts of our family. They are akin to children and most of us could hardly imagine life without our fluffy family member. However, if you are still in the consideration stage, there are a couple of financial implications you may not realize. Today, we will evaluate if you have enough money in the bank to properly take care of a puppy.

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budgetingElizabeth Thompson
Take the CEO Challenge!

The CEO challenge is designed for those who are in the loop. The loop is another term for living a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. The loop can affect all income levels and is not just for the underemployed. Entering the loop seems harmless at first..

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budgetingElizabeth Thompson