Why is personal financial health important, and how do you know when you’ve got it?

I share financial health tips, how to assess your own personal financial health with a personal finance health score, and OF COURSE, ways to increase it.

Popular Articles about Your Financial Health:

How Am I Doing Financially?

Always Broke before Payday? How to Change that.

Preparing for the Unexpected – How to Figure out the Numbers.

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck Tips

What is Net Worth, Anyway?

Screw Your Financial Statements. What are the Numbers Actually TELLING You?


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How to Host a Biggest Loser Challenge at Work (2019)

Looking to lose weight through a fun group activity? How about hosting a weight loss competition at work, or with your friends/family (like the Biggest Loser Challenge)? Let me show you how it’s done. Back in 2009, a friend of mine had this…
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Always Broke Before Payday

Are you SICK of being always broke before payday? It's depressing, and takes up too much of life. I'll show you how to break the cycle of being broke in between paydays. I’ve got a way to make the next 7 days go slooooowwwwlllly: spend all…
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We Submitted Our First Flood Insurance Claim and Here's How it Went

The Flood Insurance Claims process we had to go through just a year after writing a whole series on how to deal with flood insurance claims. Remember how I wrote all those articles after the Houston Meyerland Memorial Day Floods on what happens…
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Flood Insurance Crash Course Part 3: How Would We Have Fared Financially?

We didn't take on flood damage like Houston neighbors around us in 2015. But if we had, what would it have looked like us to go through the claims process? Read along to give you a clearer picture for your own situation. I had two reasons for…
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Flood Insurance Crash Course Part 2: What Your Claim Can Look Like in Reality

Wondering what does flood insurance cover, and how does the claims process actually work? I've interviewed several people who flooded in the Houston area over two years ago to answer these questions in this 3-part series. Okay. So you've got…
Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the unexpected, financially, is something all financially responsible adults need to do. Otherwise, you might just end up back on your mother's couch. Did you know that 40% of Americans are one $400 emergency away from either…