What happens when you start to track your net worth? HINT: It’s awesome! (Also…free net worth tracker spreadsheet inside!)

What happens when you start to track your net worth? HINT: It’s awesome! (Also…free net worth tracker spreadsheet inside!)

Is tracking your net worth the most important part of your financial plan? Lot’s of people say it is. Here’s why… Tracking your net worth lets you know if you are moving in the right direction. Chances are you’ve done some or all of the following: Paid down (or off!) debt Worked a monthly budget […]

Outrageously fun facts about spreadsheets (Plus over 100 free budgeting spreadsheet downloads!)

Outrageously fun facts about spreadsheets (Plus over 100 free budgeting spreadsheet downloads!)

Happy National Spreadsheet Day! Paaaaarrrrty! I know, i know. Booooorrrring, right? Wrong! Spreadsheets are incredible! I’ve been using spreadsheets for our monthly budget for six years now. I’ve used spreadsheets to pay down debt, save more money, track spending, budget better and grow our net worth. Our entire financial life runs on spreadsheets. And I’m […]

Four spreadsheets that will help you budget better, pay off your debts faster, save more money and grow your net worth.

Four spreadsheets that will help you budget better, pay off your debts faster, save more money and grow your net worth.

Our first budget changed everything. When we did our first budget together as a married couple it was like flipping a switch. All of a sudden we could see exactly were our money was going. We instantly saw several areas in our budget where we could easily cut back and move us closer to our […]

How pretending to spend $100,000 will help you and your spouse manage your money.

How pretending to spend $100,000 will help you and your spouse manage your money.

Every couple I know has trouble agreeing how to manage their money. It’s not always a total disaster. Sometimes it’s more of an annoyance. There are ways to improve your financial communication. Here’s how… Practice. Want to get better at something? Practice. The same is true for managing your money together as a couple. Derek, […]