5 signs you’re a financial disaster

Managing money is simple but it doesn’t mean it’s easy.  I’ve been guilty of some of these things in the past.  I wasn’t off the rails but close enough to take initiative to get my financial act together.  Here are…

As part of my weekend reading recently, I found this article by Gail Vaz-Oxlade about 9 money mistakes.  I thought I would take Gail’s quiz and here are my results. Carrying a balance on credit cards or on a line…
Share your big fat investing mistakes

I’ve written this before on my site but it’s worth repeating:  you usually don’t succeed in life without falling down flat on your face a few times.  I recall Winston Churchill coined this phrase: “Success consists of going from failure…
How I used to sabotage my portfolio

I spend a lot of time on My Own Advisor sharing what’s working in my financial plan and how incremental money management changes are moving us towards financial freedom every month. As part of our plan we make monthly savings automatic, we…
10 Saving and Investing Truths

To quote the late Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a world famous author and quality management guru: “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.” In my work, Dr. Deming’s wisdom…