How to Stop Fighting with Your Spouse Over Finances

What can couples do to turn their financial fighting into financial peace?

Today, we are joined by my fellow personal finance writer and friend, Carrie Lowrance, from Freelance By Lowrance. Like me, she graduated from Financial Peace University and learned a whole lot more than how to spend her money. She’s joining us today to share her own experience and wisdom on the subject of financial disagreements […]

5 Guaranteed Resources That Teach Kids to Save Money

April is "Teach Kids to Save" Month. Here are 5 sure-fire ways to start the conversation.

It’s never too late or too early to begin the money conversations with your child. April is “Teach Kids to Save” month, so this article will equip you to do just that. 5 Resources That Help Parents Teach Kids to Spend, Save, and Give Money 1.  Start responding with: “Why do you ask?” According to […]

The Most Powerful Weapon in Your Debt-Fighting Arsenal

I'll Give You a Hint: It's Not Your Budget

Personal finance is 80% BEHAVIOR and only 20% HEAD KNOWLEDGE.  – Dave Ramsey Photo Credit: TheTaiChiClub (MorgueFile) The books, articles and blogs that save me the most money do so by inspiring me, not just offering printable coupons and deal alerts.  Why do you think that is?  For me personally, I’m fueled by stories about real people sacrificing […]

19 Ways Financial Peace University Changed My Life

Fall Classes Are Starting Soon. What's Stopping You From Signing Up?

Fall is a season of change.  The trees shred their old leaves, making room for new growth.  It is an ideal time to evaluate your finances since all around the country, Financial Peace University classes are getting ready once more to launch.  And like it did with me four years ago, it just might change […]

Weigh Your Opportunity Cost With These 6 Questions

What opportunities are you trading every day?

I first heard the term “opportunity cost” from Dave Ramsey when I took Financial Peace University.  According to Investopedia, it is defined as the benefits you could have received by taking an alternative action. For example, you could play the lottery every payday, but you’d lose the opportunity to invest that money. Or, you could buy […]

One Finance Book & One Resource App: My February Review

Every month, I review one great book I’ve read and one great app I’ve used.  I heard Michael Hyatt, author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” and former President of Thomas Nelson Publishing Co., do this in an interview and thought, “How useful.  I wish we all did this for each other more often.” […]