David's Family Finance

How to Keep More Of What You Make

I remember reading an article about healthy weight loss. Well, I remember reading about a hundred different articles about healthy weight loss, each with their own strategy, philosophy, and "fool proof" tactic for success, but this one article in particular really stuck with me. It said there is only one rule to successful weight loss, and that is to burn more calories than you put in. I remember reading that article and thinking that financial planning is the same way. [...]

Financial Preparing for a New Baby

Having a baby is an overwhelming task for most parents. It's stressful, exhausting, scary, and one of the most fulfilling things most of us will ever do in our lives. Part of the stress is financial. A new born is like a spotlight, showcasing and magnifying any existing money troubles you had, as well as, creating new ones. When operating on little to no sleep, and wanting to spend every waking moment with the newest member of the family, managing and organizing finances is the last thing many want to do. [...]

Keeping Your Finances Secure During Natural Disasters

Now, I understand that compared to your family's safety, your home, and your community as you know it, your finances may seem insignificant; but protecting your finances can provide some measure of peace during an otherwise stressful situation. Let me share some ideas of how to help protect yourself financially, if you are ever facing such an event. [...]

It Is Not Just Your Kids Who Need Help

The balance of dependency will shift, and our children will be responsible for all the things that we once did for them: they will drive us to the store, make our meals, and so on. In fact, many of us are experiencing this firsthand with our own parents as we transition into the role of caretaker for them. [...]

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