First Date: Getting to Know You.

In preparation for your first date - get yourself a pad and pencil, or open up a spreadsheet like Microsoft EXCEL, or if you use money management software such as Intuit’s Quicken or Microsoft Money – turn on your computer and open up your application.

Grab your files, your shoe boxes, or whatever your financial storage units are, and settle in for a re-acquaintance session.

Make a Date with your Money.

Have you noticed how shocked and surprised folks appear to be when someone takes the time (generally on a financial planning show, or financial segment on a talk show) to total up their income, expenses and debts. It’s like they are meeting their money, or lack of money for the first time. I am sure you are very familiar with your money, but if you are not, its time for you get re-acquainted. Your money is one of those things that will completely turn on you if you ignore it.


Why another Money Blog?

Hello everyone. As you read in “About Me” this blog is meant to simply share information on money. Why did I decide to blog about money? On a daily basis I come in contact with people who have questions about their money and want to make sure that they will have enough. Enough money on which to retire, or to do the things that they want to do. In short, people who want to protect their money and make it grow. I also come in contact with folks with ostrich qualities (head in the sand), who figure that it will all work out somehow, and then just about everyone in between. So, if you are truly independently wealthy this blog is probably not for you. This blog is aimed at folks who want to figure out how to create a plan to get on the road to financial independence, or tweak their plan, to improve their chances of staying on that road.

Money is completely intertwined in just about every thing we do in life. It’s the air we breathe financially.

Watch "Money As Debt"

Ever wondered about what money represents and exactly how it is created? Take a look at the piece - Money as Debt by Paul Grignon, from video.google.com. An animated presentation on what money is and how it is created.

Money As Debt

47 min 7 sec - Feb 12, 2007
Average rating: (3912 ratings)
Description: Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States.

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"No matter who you are, making informed decisions about what you do with your money, will help build a more stable financial future for you and your family." Alan Greenspan