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Barker Strategies
General Finance
budgeting, FI, debt free, investing
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Sadie and Emma, Everything I need to know about personal finance I learned from my Grandpa. The thing is…I didn’t realize this until a much older age. You see, my Grandpa, your great grandpa, tried to instill these principles in me at a young age, but I took it for granted. The first important thing Read More The post Grandpa taught me all I need to know about Personal Finance appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 12 2019 @ 9:46 PM
Girls, So you have been doing like I have been telling you, saving and investing. You now have a good chunk of money in your retirement accounts (401k, Roth IRA, maybe even a brokerage account). Everything has been smooth sailing, the market has been bullish, and everything is cupcakes and rainbows. Well, the market has Read More The post When the Market Crashes… appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 1:47 AM
F**k you, pay me!  A great line from Goodfellas.   This is the mindset you have to have for yourself.  You need to pay yourself first.  If you don’t pay yourself first, and you wait until the end of the month to pay yourself what is leftover then you eventually won’t have anything left.  You will end up Read More The post F**k You, Pay Me! appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Aug 14 2018 @ 12:00 AM
Sadie and Emma, Do you want to win with money?  Yes, would be your answer 🙂  The way you win with money is getting on a budget!  By being on a budget, you are telling your money where to go! If you don’t track your spending and plan out your month and every dollar of Read More The post Budgeting Will Set You Free appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 5:00 PM
My sweet girls, Why I am writing these letters to you?  What is the point in all this?  Why should you care about personal finance?  I am going to tell you why it is important to me, and hopefully, that will help you understand why it should be important to you. Let’s start with “What Read More The post The Path to FI, and Why appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Sadie and Emma, Dad here. I want to teach you girls about personal finance. I want you know at a young age, what it took me years to learn. I had to figure some out on my own but also learned quite a bit through seeking knowledge. So, my first nugget of wisdom is that Read More The post Debt, the Wealth killer appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Feb 28 2018 @ 11:00 PM
This is going to be a series of letters that I write to my two daughters, Sadie and Emma. Through these letters I am going to share what I know about personal finance, to try and share with them the knowledge that I was never given. I think personal finance should be a mandatory high Read More The post Introduction appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 11:57 PM
So this week my brother-in-law is going off to college.  I want to empower him with all my financial knowledge to help him from making the mistakes I did. First thing first, debt is bad!!!!  Debt is the number one thing that will keep you from being wealthy.  Stay away from the credit card offers Read More The post My Brother-in-Law is going off to College… appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 1:17 AM
To really win with money you have to have that one thing, the thing that people cringe when they hear the word, a BUDGET.  Most people, in my experience at least hear budget and think of this as a confine.  They think that by using a budget they are restricting what they can spend and Read More The post The B Word… appeared first on Barker Strategies. ...
Posted: Dec 19 2017 @ 12:14 AM


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