4 Tips for Managing Personal Finances

Money is everybody’s business. We all have personal finances and goals that we must take into consideration. One of my earlier posts spoke to finances within a marriage. However, individuals also have personal finances to manage.

(Check out my previous post, Marriage and Money: 5 Tips to Financial Management (CLICK HERE) to see how those tips can apply to your financial management.)

As we travel along our journey of life there will be things, whether tangible or intangible, that we want to acquire or achieve. For some it’s financial security, peace of mind or being an influence for good. For others it is owning a home, achieving higher standard of living, higher education, wealth and so on. Most of these involve some level of financial planning.

Here are some suggestions that you may consider when structuring your life goals and how you may set out to achieve them:

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Three Suggestions to Remedy Sleep Deprivation

More and more people seem to be suffering from sleep deprivation, myself included. I’ve experienced periods of sleep deprivation. Lately, a friend of mine mentioned that she has trouble falling asleep. Others have mentioned restless sleep, which happens to me more often that I would care to admit.

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5 Suggestions for Personal Projects

Today a friend sent me a link to an article. He thought it would be very useful to me. It spoke to remaking our personalities through projects – very insightful. Check out How our projects shape our personalities — and how we can use them to remake who we are (click here).

It broke down the projects into categories and the main category of focus was “intrapersonal projects”. These are the things that we purposefully do to instigate a change within us.

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Five Ways to Relieve Stress

Monday you wake up very early to get a head start on things. You prepare breakfast for you and your family, you get dressed and head out. You head to work, or you drop off the kids before heading to work, or maybe you head to school. After a full day of work, school or other activities, you head home or you pick up the kids and then head home. At home you now have to content with laundry, preparing dinner, cleaning or tidying up the home, homework and then start preparing for the next day. You finally get a break to read a book or watch your favorite show. However, you realize that it’s way passed your bedtime so you prepare for bed and try to fall asleep so that you can wake up and do it all over again.

Sounds familiar?

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Three Tips to Help Us to Keep Our “Cape” on

I have mornings when I don’t feel like getting out of bed, putting on my “cape” and being a responsible adult. Those mornings I would rather put aside my superwoman tendencies in order to be a vulnerable woman.

Work is work! So is school and interacting with other people. There can be strain and pressure from all areas of life. Sometimes we don’t want to be “the strong one”
or “the brave one”. Sometimes we want to be “the comforted” one and the “pampered one.”

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Marriage and Money: 5 Tips to Financial Management

me and george at Scott's wedding

On Saturday, my husband and I went to our friend’s wedding. I love weddings. I love the decor, the music, the vows and the ambiance. In my opinion, weddings symbolize light and hope for the future born out of unwavering love. Yes, I am indeed a hopeless romantic.

Marriage brings two people, two different lives together as one. Sometimes this can get messy and overwhelming. In particular, I will focus on the financial side of this union. Some households have one stream of income and some have multiple. Whichever is your situation, I would like to share some guidelines that have proven useful to me throughout my life and throughout my marriage.

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