We Buy Stories, Not Stuff

We Buy Stories, Not Stuff

Seth Godin says we buy stories, not stuff. While I don’t think this is ALWAYS true, I do think there IS a lot of truth to it. And perhaps more importantly, I think identifying the stories WE ARE telling ourselves helps us know what we should and should not buy....
A Short Little Happy Thanksgiving Post!

A Short Little Happy Thanksgiving Post!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and it is one of my favorite holidays. The Robeson family takes Thanksgiving seriously – lots of amazing family time, food, and traditions. I am really looking forward to it. I hope you all are able to celebrate Thanksgiving...
What’s the Deal with 401(K) Plans?

What’s the Deal with 401(K) Plans?

This week I want to talk about employer sponsored retirement plans, and here’s the short story: If you’ve got ’em, use ’em. Employer sponsored retirement plans come in several varieties, but today I want to focus specifically on contributory...
Fires and Emergencies

Fires and Emergencies

If you’ve spent a little time on your personal finances every week over the last month or so, you now have a good idea of why money matters to you, your net worth, and where your money goes each month. You’re making great progress! You’ve maybe...
Accountability Check

Accountability Check

Last week, I encouraged you to look for expenses you could cut by asking yourselves two questions: Does this expenditure align with my financial core? Is there a less expensive option? I included this in my last post: “I also called my car insurance company...