Author - Michael Rivas

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Is Cash Always King?
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How Gen X Can Start Off 2021 On Good Financial Footing
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Why It’s Important to Teach Your Kids Early About the Value of Money and How to Do It
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A Little Relaxation and Vacation Can Get You Back on Track
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Career Change and Pocket Change: Financial Advice for Career Shifters

Is Cash Always King?

Seasoned debaters know that a persuasive argument isn’t about being right or wrong, rather it comes down to delivering your points in a compelling, efficient, and strategic manner. There are many topics in the financial world that have spurred such debates over the years and the effectiveness of cash has certainly had its time in the limelight.

Without further ado, the question you’ve all been waiting for: is cash really king?

A look at both sides of the coin.

It should come as no surprise that people have different opinions on the role cash should play in your finances.

The

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How Gen X Can Start Off 2021 On Good Financial Footing

As the song of 2020 fades out, (cue the rapturous applause) a new melody is just beginning. Dust off your tuner and warm up those pipes because 2021 is officially here. How can Gen X start the new year in tune?

Today, we’re going to look at the top ways the generation that wears many hats can prioritize their financial wellbeing in the new year.

1. Keep debt in check

Gen X notoriously carries the most generational debt, outpacing both Boomers and Millennials. Experian found that on average a Gen X individual carries over $134,000 in debt, nearly $41,000 above …

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Why It’s Important to Teach Your Kids Early About the Value of Money and How to Do It

Our children see us order something new from Amazon. A few clicks on the computer, and it arrives in two days. They watch us insert a card into a machine at the store and we take home whatever we wanted. Then there are those ATMs at every turn ready to disperse cash with a magic PIN.

Adults know how difficult it can be to earn money. Still, our children see that easy access and often assume that making money is just as simple as pushing a button.

By age 3 your child understands basic money concepts. By age 7, many …

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A Little Relaxation and Vacation Can Get You Back on Track

The Dog Days of Summer

For many, 2020 has been hugely stressful, and the benefits of taking time off are often underestimated. When life gives us unexpected turns, one of the best things we can do is use the opportunity to take a step back and relax. Taking time off from our place of employment gives us the means to do precisely that. 

For those of us still able to do it safely, vacation and travel provide a tremendous benefit. If you cannot safely get away, merely taking time off to relax at home can have benefits. Whether you stay …

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Career Change and Pocket Change: Financial Advice for Career Shifters

The new year always gets people talking and thinking about changes they would like to make. For some, that means finally getting serious about leaving a career for which they are no longer passionate. For others, it may mean devoting time to an entrepreneurial endeavor, business start-up, or even a capital intensive passion project.

If you count yourself among either of these groups, I’ve got some advice to make that transition a lot easier on your finances. 

Depending on how dire your situation is, and how desperate you are to change, these steps can feel lengthy. But ideally, no career …

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