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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Warning! Read this Before Doing the Marie Kondo Papers Method

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…
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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…
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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…
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Put Your Financial House in Order like Company’s Coming Over

Are you working on getting your finances in order? Let's shift your mind a bit to help with how to get your life back on track financially. Have you ever thought, "this is the year I put my financial life in order"? Did you have any trouble…
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Insights from Our Free Investment Portfolio Check-Up, and How to Get Yours

Investment portfolios, when you're just starting out, are super scary. Use this free online stock portfolio tracker to start understanding your portfolio. There is something that I have learned along the way in my frugal decadent lifestyle:…

Add the Sexy Back to Your Money at Any Stage of Finances

Money moves you can make at any stage of finances that will add the sexy back into your money. Seriously, lighten it up and let's have some fun! Booking a second date with someone who is bossy, controlling, and demands-that-you-order-from-apps-only…