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Mindy Crary

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Creative money
General Finance
Mindset / Behavior
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Financial Planner
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Ah, the holidays! Not many people are thinking about how to save money on gift giving; more often, people are thinking of this as the perfect time to practice our generosity and shower our family and friends with gifts. I see gift guides out there that include everyone from the janitor at your kids’ school… The post What Do YOU Get Out of Giving Gifts? appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2018 @ 12:15 PM
This week holds another election cycle for us, in addition to all of the regular everyday stress we feel.  AND, we’re moving into the end of year holidays, can you believe it?  This year has rushed by… Stress makes us all less patient, more trigger-happy on our emotional outbursts.  And since holidays are also a… The post Getting Your Buttons Pushed Can Cost You Money appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2018 @ 7:46 PM
Why should you do financial planning right now?  Um, maybe you shouldn’t. I’m going to make a bold statement: I kinda dread it when people come to me for financial planning when the reason they are moving forward is because they have to make a huge decision RIGHT NOW.   Financial planning is about looking at… The post Don’t Start Financial Planning Unless You Know This One Thing appeared first on Creative ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 3:30 PM
There is a popular adage often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the father of time management, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I think a lot of people believe that financial planning is only for the wealthy — which may be true, but only for a lot of financial planners.  Before I left my last… The post Do you even need a financial plan? appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 3:24 PM
Financial planning is meant to help you begin with the end in mind with regard to your personal finances. And some people think (erroneously!) that financial planning is like an emergency service – in other words, it isn’t “just” for people experiencing financial turmoil.  And it’s not “just” for people who want investment guidance.  It’s… The post How to Get Maximum Value out of Financial Planning appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 12:34 PM
Life is expensive. When you start falling in the hole, it can seem like the only way out is by holding your money as close to you as you can. But a life without being able to spend a little side money for your own enjoyment doesn’t sound like an exciting life at all. Instead,… The post Skimp or Splurge? A Guide to Deciding What’s Worth It appeared first on Creative ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 1:10 PM
  Ah, Wall Street.  Playground of billionaires and the only place in the world where 1+1 can equal 3 or -47. Sometimes on the same day. Is it any wonder that one of the most nerve-wracking tasks of financial planning can be understanding how to invest your 401k, IRA or other account? In fact, I… The post Stop These 6 Investing Mistakes And Start Simple appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Oct 03 2018 @ 9:47 PM
When was the last time you failed? No, you don’t have to say it out loud if you’re embarrassed.  But I want you to think about it: What do you consider your most recent failure? And how does it make you feel? Before Mint came out, I failed at using Quicken about 15 times.  I… The post How to deal with financial failure appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Sep 26 2018 @ 2:04 PM
The other day I asked a health professional one simple question. ONE QUESTION. And he proceeded to talk for the next 15 minutes about all of the ways people should be more afraid of this specific thing I asked about, how basically we were all screwed. Apparently he was very passionate about this topic. When… The post The Real Reason You Shouldn’t Talk About Money appeared first on Creative Money. ...
Posted: Sep 19 2018 @ 6:57 PM
  Greg Johnson is a personal finance and frugal travel expert who leveraged his online business to quit his 9-5 job, spend more time with his family, and travel the world. He is the co-owner of the popular blog Club Thrifty, where he teaches others how to spend less and travel more.   Let’s face… The post Building a Financial Plan: 8 Things to Focus on to Help Secure Your Future ...
Posted: Sep 12 2018 @ 1:16 PM


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