My Timeshare Weekend Gone Right
- Created on 08 July 2015
I spent the weekend doing something I would not ever advise anyone do.
I don't know why we do this. Everyone has their quirk. I guess this is ours.
We agreed to attend a timeshare presentation - again.
If you're tired of me railing against timeshares and want to jump straight to the tips for doing the timeshare thing right - feel free. Otherwise, I did have a rather interesting experience that doubled as "updated research" for why timeshares are a mostly bad idea.
Helping Newlyweds Have the Money Talk - Before and After the Wedding
- Created on 03 July 2015
We are smack dab in the midst of wedding season and little birdy told me that Elle Martinez of CoupleMoney.com is working on a newlywed personal finance guide. So, I asked her to join me on the Midday Money Show to give us a sneak peak at the topics she thinks couples should focus on.
I have a wedding to attend this summer.
I’m looking forward to wedding festivities, but I do wonder how couples address the money topic before the wedding – and then after. Elle was very gracious to lend us her expertise, and I think you’ll find plenty of value in the tips she provides.
Lunch & Learn: 5 Steps to Harness the Power of Your Income
- Created on 01 July 2015
It's time to show improve (is that the saying?). Are you making progress toward your debt free goals? If not, join me.
One of the greatest wealth building tools many of us have is our income. If that income is not working for you, let's change that.
Think about it. If we spend the majority of our able-bodied years financing a lifestyle image, what will we have to show for all those years of hard work?
Memories of what you used to do.
How to See Better For Less
- Created on 29 June 2015
Not legally. I just don't see well - without assistance. Many thanks to Salvino D'Armate, an Italian inventor credited with developing wearable eye glasses in the late 1200's.
Life would be considerably more challenging without glasses or contacts. There would be no driving after sun down. Actually, according to my license - there would be no driving period. Not legally anyway. I would not be able to read the closed captions and still watch and understand the news while my son makes enough noise to rival professional sports stadiums.
Financially Savvy Saturdays #96
- Created on 26 June 2015
If it ties into personal finance, we want to read it!
How to Fight Over Money
- Created on 24 June 2015
Two rational people can (and often do) approach the same decision from totally different perspectives.
I recorded this podcast originally in 2014 and happened to come across it again recently. Listening to this show again reminds me just how long we've been dealing with this same issue...new cars.
I don't remember this specific argument, but I can hear the frustration in my voice. Wow!
Relief for Timeshare Owners
- Created on 22 June 2015
Did you do it?
Agree to attend a 90 minute presentation in exchange for free stay on the property, a free adventure tour while on vacation, or a chance to win an awesome prize?
Why do they claim the presentation is only 90 minutes? They never are!
I'm talking about a timeshare sales pitch.