Take Back Your Finances #33: The Undesired Discussion – Funeral Arrangements (And Is It A Good Idea To Pre-Pay?)

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We have to be honest - this is probably the #1 least favorite task in our 52-Week Take Back Your Finances Challenge, even more so than talking about life insurances and Last Wills and Testaments. In fact, none of the above topics are fun to talk … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #32: What You Need to Know and How to Create Your Living Will and Power of Attorney

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You might have thought that we were done with the estate planning part of our challenge, but the truth is, there are a few more things to handle.  We didn't want to bring you this far into your estate planning and leave some empty spots.  We are … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #31: Don’t Forget About Your Beneficiaries

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Do you know, positively, without a doubt, who your named beneficiaries are on your assets? Well, life changes a lot and fast over the course of your life and so we don't want this stone to go unturned.  Your family will not be happy with you if you … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #30: 2×2 Plan for Painless and Impactful Progress

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Yep, it's that time of the challenge - time for another implementation of the 2x2 plan.  Remember this is the continual heart and soul of making impactful financial changes each month for life that makes it painless, incremental steps towards … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #29: What You Need To Know and How To Create DIY Wills and Testaments

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Aren't you just loving the estate-planning aspects of our Take Back Your Finances 52-Week Challenge?  We know, dumb question - no one we have met really LOVES this aspect of getting your financial house in order. But we can assure you that not … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances 28: The Critical Things To Know About Life Insurance

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We have reached this all important, crucial, second-half of our Take Back Your Finances 52-Week Challenge.  The first half was dealing with immediate issues and start on healthier financial paths.  We are going to be spending the next few weeks … [Read more...]

Can You Go an Entire Week Without Spending A Penny? Here’s What We Learned!

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Can you go an entire week without spending a penny?  The short answer is probably - YES! So easy...right?  Well, it might not be as easy as you think.  You might not realize the little pennies that you are spending on a weekly, probably daily, basis. … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances Week #26: Half Way There and Making The 2% Changes This Month

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YAY!! We made it to the half way point! It is an exciting place to be and we bet it feels so amazing to see some great progress with your financial situation! We love doing this challenge every year as we get to a MUCH better place each and every … [Read more...]