Master Your Money in Seven Days – 3

Are you still with me? Yesterday was a busy day, but I have faith in you. This will take work BUT it's work you can do Look, getting your finances in order is something you've been wanting to do for a long time, so it's obvious it can't be done without some effort. I know the desire to master your money is strong, and I'm confident in your ability to persevere through these initial growing … [Read more...]

Master Your Money in Seven Days – 2

Day Two Yesterday we learned that to master our money we have to budget our dollars and follow the plan. Today we'll learn the YNAB (You Need A Budget) method and follow step-by-step instructions to setup our first budget file in the YNAB software. When we're done - if you follow the plan - you'll have a working budget! Remember: If you’re not willing to invest less than $60 to master … [Read more...]

Master Your Money in Seven Days – 1

One of my missions in life is to help people master their money, because usually the opposite is true. The main thing I've learned = if you're having money management issues you HAVE to create and follow a real, working, budget. Not one that's in your head, but one that is documented in debits and credits, followed, adjusted, and followed some more. As a personal finance blogger I've been … [Read more...]

Don’t Covet Be Thankful

We have so much to be thankful for! So let's stop focusing on what we don't have and start being thankful for what we do. Thankfulness Exercise I would ask you to get a piece of paper and write down what you're thankful for but I know you won't do that. Instead, just think of one huge blessing in your life that you've been taking for granted and find a way to be thankful. If it's your … [Read more...]

Don’t Be a Hater

Hater: n. A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person. As a web publisher I'm always putting myself and my information out there, which means there will always be critics. Critics are fine, haters are not. A critic gives constructive criticism and helps to reveal mistakes or different points … [Read more...]

Don’t Be a Scrooge Support Stuff You Love

Some of the most useful apps are free - but - someone took the time and effort to create it for us, so shouldn't we find a way to support them? For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. ~ I Timothy 5:18 We must not forget - it is better to give than to receive! If you use free services or apps or information or … [Read more...]

Check Out My Natural Health Tonic

Apple cider vinegar, honey, and vitamin C are ancient healers and a powerful combination for treating colds, flu, arthritis, indigestion, obesity, eczema, and a host of other ailments. I drink this tonic at the first sign of a cold/flu/whatever, and I haven't been sick in years. Matt's Natural Health Tonic Ingredients: 1 Tbsp raw honey (find a local source on LocalHarvest.org) 1 … [Read more...]

Get Things Done With Remember the Milk

Remember the Milk (RTM) is a to-do list app for use on your computer, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, and more. For years I had a hard time deciding which to-do list app to use, and also struggled to turn it into a useful daily habit. I'm happy to report that I've found a system that works for me, and am hopeful it will work for you too. As always, the trick is to take a holistic … [Read more...]

Times Are Good

Actually, times may not be good, depending on how you see things. Just remember that Christ died for you, and for me. And He's waiting for us! That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. ~ 1 John … [Read more...]

You Have To Try This Chili

Somewhere along the way, chili lost it's mojo. The average bowl of chili gracing the American dining table usually sucks. Let's fix that. The word "chili" is an alteration of the Spanish chile con carne meaning chili with meat and is a stew with a chili sauce base. Since the dish gets its name from the chili pepper we learn that, at origin, the featured ingredient was chili … [Read more...]