Dealing With Investment Stress

If you invest your money, you have to deal with stress. You ask yourself, “Is this the best place to invest?” and you ask yourself this question often. Besides family and health, there aren’t many things more important to you than your money. I know it. You know it. We might as well admit it. […]

Personal Finance Books are Keeping You Poor

The next time you go to a book store, take a stroll through the “Personal Finance” section. You’ll literally see hundreds of books all saying just about the same thing. Oh sure, some say it better than others, but… At the end of the day, it’s all about spending less and earning more. It doesn’t […]

Approach Your Finances With a Beginner’s Mindset

The best approach to financial security is to have a beginner’s mentality. By that, I mean that you should approach your finances as if you don’t have any answers. You might be saying to yourself, “What is Neal talking about? Surely he’s talking about someone else, not me. I never behave like a know-it-all. Especially […]

Five Ways to Maximize Your Retirement Accounts

If you are interested in getting rich, or just doing significantly better in the long-term, then I have a bit of advice. A serious chunk of the wealth you’re going to accumulate over your lifetime is going to be in your retirement accounts. That’s because the Government encourages you to use them, and it’s very […]

Don’t Get Out of Debt Fast

Doing anything fast usually has limited and temporary success. Think about it… Lose 10 pounds in a week! Get out of credit card debt in 90 Days! Turn your investments into millions in a year! All of these promises are pie in the sky. They might get results for some people, but it’s usually the […]

Is Now the Time to Launch Your New Business?

If you are considering starting your own business, now is a great time to do so. If you want to become a millionaire, owning your business is probably the best way to get there. While it’s true that the economy is growing very slowly and people are slow to spend money, now is the time […]

Organizing Your Financial Documents

Today I’m going to talk about how to organize your financial documents and records… Just in case something bad happens to you. You and your family deserve to not worry about your finances. One important way to have peace of mind when it comes to money is to know where all of it is. If […]

What My Recent Tooth Extraction Taught Me About Money

If you’ve never had a tooth extracted before, shut your eyes and imagine it. After pulling and pushing on one of your pearly whites, an otherwise very kind person sticks pliers inside your face. She shifts her body weight and with all the strength she has, she pulls, tugs, yanks and cranks on your tooth […]

Life Lessons From E.T.

My 11 year-old daughter and I went to Universal Studios to celebrate her birthday not too long ago. While we were there, we saw a host of movie characters – E.T. among them. Of course, E.T. tells the story of a cute little visitor from another planet. All he wants to do is “phone home” […]

How to Get Your Spouse Involved in Managing Your Finances

If you’re the one managing the finances, tracking the expenses and mapping out your family’s financial plan, you deserve a lot of credit. But I’m sure there are times when you wish your spouse was more involved. First, because it takes time to steer the money ship and it’s only fair to share that burden. […]