As we near Christmas, we finally start wrapping up the last of our holiday shopping. Gifts are purchased, wrapped and put under the tree as eager family awaits Christmas morning. In a flurry of wrapping paper, red bows and cardboard boxes, we get to enjoy gifts from those we love, and experience the joy of giving to our loved ones as well. But most people neglect to get themselves a gift. So … [Read more...] about Financially Stressed? Give Yourself This Gift
Goals and Motivation
Ok, time for a mental exercise. Close your eyes. Or…at least think about what it would feel like if you closed your eyes. Got it? Ok, now clear your head of any thoughts. All you can hear is the sound of my (online) voice. Ok, now, tell me the first thing you think of when I say this word: Success. What popped into your head first? Was is a shiny red Ferrari racing down the Autobahn at … [Read more...] about Want To Be A Success? Follow This One Simple Rule
Welcome to the New Year, everyone! I hope you're ready to kick some butt! While everyone is patting each other on the back and complimenting each other on their wonderful New Year's Resolutions, over here at iHeartBudgets we're getting our wimpy budgets in shape by kicking lame "resolutions" to the curb and coming up with something strong and durable… GOALS! And before we jump in to the … [Read more...] about How To Turn Your Resolution Into A Goal (And Actually Accomplish Something!)
My blog just passed the 2 year mark on May 1st. It's crazy to think that I have been writing about money for 2 years straight, and still have 100+ ideas for future posts. I mean, is there really that much to talk about? Managing money is actually pretty easy. Make money Create a budget plan for that money based on your priorities/goals Save and spend money according to that … [Read more...] about What Is It Going To Take? Srsly!
As I drive to work in my 300,000+ mile vehicle, I realize that, at the age of 28, I'm an old man. I listen to talk radio, yell at the stupid commercials, and glare at those "pesky teenagers bumping their techno-jazz-fusion-punk-rock music!" You know, unless they play a rap song from the early 2000's, then I'm crankin' that ish up and getting' crunk! ….. But back to the talk radio. On my way to … [Read more...] about Life Is Too Short To Be Lazy
Life has a way of cruisin' along just fine for a long while, and then completely overwhelming you all at once. It ebbs and flows like the tides of the ocean, but can hit you like a tidal wave without warning, destroying your reality and leaving you there to pick up the pieces. I lost two grandparents in the past month. Cancer Sucks Before Michelle and I even got married, we were already … [Read more...] about You Can’t Take It With You