Good Financial Reads: How to Avoid Paycheck Creep, 5 Steps to More Mindful Finances, and More

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January 27, 2017


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Following along with the blogs of financial advisors is a great way to access valuable, educational information about finance — and it doesn’t cost you a thing! Our financial planners love to share their knowledge and help everyone regardless of age or assets.

Catch up on some of the latest posts with this week's roundup:


How to Avoid Paycheck Creep (Yes, That’s a Thing)

by Cady North, North Financial Advisors

How often have you found that you’ve already spent your annual raise without even thinking about it? It’s so common, most of the time we don’t even have to think about it, it just happens, and that’s the problem. I call this phenomenon paycheck creep.

Remember the days when you were just starting out and you lived paycheck to paycheck? Money was a source of stress. You thought, if I just had another $100 or $200 this month I would be set, no more stress.

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Five Steps To More Mindful Finances

by Julie Ford, Ford Financial Solutions

All right, 2017, let’s get down to business. If you followed my advice in December and set your goals for the year, it’s time to take the next step and talk about becoming more mindful with your finances. There are a plethora of helpful how-to books and blogs on personal finance, but far more important to your financial well-being is improving your relationship with money.

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Financial Mistakes...

by Kerrie Beene, Beene Financial Planning

Mistakes and failures are the hardest thing to admit. They come in all shapes and colors. Because failure leads to feelings of inadequacy or stupidity, we often avoid scary and uncontrollable things. We also sometimes won't admit to our failures. We always have the false impression that others have never failed as bad as we have.

This is especially true when it comes to money. So I thought I would talk about some of the worst financial mistakes people, including myself, make.

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5 Ideas to Improve Your Finances in 2017

by Scott Smith, Olympia Ridge Personal Financial Advisers

We have again reached the point of turning the calendar over and are embarking on a new year on our calendar. It’s now a good time to turn over our finances and find ways to improve how our finances are working for us. But what are some things we can look at now to begin to make an impact now, and moving forward?

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