Posts with the category ‘Personal Finances’

The Female Brain

Prepared by Adri Miller Consulting As a woman how does your brain impact how you engage in your financial affairs? Amygdala and Limbic System: The Amygdala is the center for emotion, fear, and aggression. It is located in the Limbic System and is the part of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response. The female brain’s limbic system is typically larger than the male’s. Scientists hypothesize that the larger limbic system contributes to women being more compelled to… Read More

Time to be Honest About the Fear That’s Getting in Your Way

By Carl Richards There is something you have been working on, isn’t there? Something big. Something exciting. Something you have always dreamed of. It’s that perpetual “work in progress” that you tell only your close friends and loved ones about. The novel that is in “final edits.” That website that you are going to start…tomorrow. That email you are going to send your boss explaining why you are quitting your job to be a full-time freelancer(the mouse is hovering over… Read More

Saving for a Large Purchase

Prepared by Financial Planning Association Saving for a large-screen television? A new car? A real estate down payment? This checklist can help you reach any savings goal. Buying something on credit can be significantly more expensive than paying cash when you figure in the cost of borrowing the money for the purchase. Many people find that saving the money beforehand is a more efficient strategy. Here’s a checklist that can help you along the way. Getting started Estimate how much… Read More

Managing Personal Finances: Your Annual Self-Check

By Rebecca Lake Managing your personal finances responsibly means giving yourself an annual financial self-check, the first step in shaping your annual financial plan. The best way to do this is by taking an inventory of your assets, which will allow you to see at a glance how healthy your bottom line is. From there you can formulate a list of actionable steps to add to your savings and increase your wealth. (For more, see Here’s How to Build Wealth Like a Multimillionaire.)… Read More

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