62 | Teaching Your Kids How to Set Financial Goals

There’s nothing wrong with having things, liking things and wanting things. Especially when you’re a kid. From our own personal experience though, we’ve found most of our joy in life has been derived from experiences – memorable, fun and rewarding experiences.

In my never-ending quest to give my kids the best life possible, I reached out to Tanya Van Court about the very subject of helping our kids appreciate experiences over things. Tanya is the founder and CEO of a company called Goalsetter. They’ve created an organization that’s helping kids save for the most important moments, experiences and goals in their lives.

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58 | Protect Your Family With Hassle-Free Term Life Insurance

Last month at a dinner in Dallas, I met Jeremy Hallett who is the founder of Quotacy. We chatted about his new company being a hassle-free resource for life insurance. He let me know that their big goal is to protect 1,000,000 families by getting them set up with affordable term life insurance.

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52 | Planning Your Family’s Financial Legacy

Increasing your savings, making more money and amassing wealth can have a huge impact on your personal finances. Your wealth can allow you to buy things that bring you joy, experience incredible vacations and create more free time for yourself. For some people, building wealth isn’t just about personal enjoyment. It is about leaving a legacy for your family.

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Dear 20-Year Old, Invest Now and Retire Early

I recently sent a letter (yes, a real letter) to my 20-year old nephew encouraging him to start saving for his retirement today. With time and compound interest on his side, his options are endless. In order for him to reach financial independence, he’ll need to invest and adopt some crucial money-smart habits early on in his life.

Cross your fingers for me that the message resonates with him!

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Life After Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 7

When I read the Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey in 2011, I knew going through all of the 7 baby steps could take quite a while. The book’s structure of saving money, paying off debt and investing was simple and easy to understand, but it definitely had some years attached to it. This was not a “get rich quick book” for sure. Nevertheless, I was intrigued and inspired to follow Dave’s 7 steps and see where it took me and my new family.

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Why a Living Trust Isn’t For Me Right Now

Last month, I laid down a challenge for my Marriage, Kids and Money friends to get their last will and testament in place. Since my wife and I had gotten our wills set up last year, my end of the challenge was to investigate if my family needed a living trust.

Here is what I learned:

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