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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Life Insurance on a Budget

Amanda's Note: This was provided by an online contact.  Life insurance isn’t a fun topic to discuss, especially when budgeting. You watch money disappear each month on a (hope not) chance it may get used. But there are ways to find highly…
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Do this One Thing, I Dare You. I Double Dare You.

What is Net Worth anyway? Let me show you how to be a digi-fly on the page of 477 people’s bank statements + why you should track your own. Here’s your double dare: Track your net worth. Seriously. I started doing this about 8 years…
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Screw Your Financial Statement. What are the Numbers Actually TELLING You?

Get the three-question Financial Well-being Checkup that will tell you more about your financial health than a financial statement ever could. Let’s move beyond the financial statement, and into the territory of assessing your actual financial…
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4 Times the KonMari Papers Method Was Bad for Us

The KonMari Papers method is something that consistently would have cost us untold amounts of time + thousands of dollars in costs we didn’t need to pay. Let me show you why. I love Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method. I've written about…

We Submitted Two Flooded Car Insurance Claims Back-to-Back. Here’s How it Went.

Do you have a flooded car? Well…we’ve now got two. Here’s how the insurance claims process went. I bought my “new” beater car in May of this year. It was a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer, with 152,000 miles on it. Beautiful, especially up…
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10 Surprising Financial Realities I Learned from The Flood Disaster Near Our Home

The FEMA flood claims process is not easy, and there's a lot you only learn from other people who went through it themselves after flooding. Over the summer, after the Memorial Day Floods hit just three blocks from our home in Houston, I threw…