Category Archives for Improve Your Financial Health

How Becoming A One-Income Household Can Make You Better With Money

How Becoming A One Income Household Will Make You Better With Money

Hey, Run The Money fans! I have a special treat for you today! We've been featured on the Forbes website. Yes, you read that correctly.

I discuss my family's financial decisions and lifestyle adjustments that lead to my wife's leaving her business to become a full-time stay-at-home mother to our son. This took our family from two incomes down to one income.

It was quite a roller coaster of emotions for us leading up to the final outcome. You may have read bits and pieces of our story on here and elsewhere, but this article really brings it together with some actionable tips and advice.

READ OUR FORBES FEATURE ARTICLE & LEARN HOW TO DO IT ON ONE INCOME!

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3 Home Warranty Tips That Will Make You More Informed

  • October 25, 2017

home warranty tips

Hey Run The Money fans, this post is sponsored by Alon over at Review Home Warranties.  I'm sure you will find it informational and valuable for your next home purchase.

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Buying a home is likely the largest purchase any of us will ever make. When my wife and I were in the real estate game, we did our best to educate our buyers of all the benefits involved in the transaction.  One of those benefits is when the seller includes a home warranty to help cover repair and maintenance costs.

That’s what I want to talk to you about today. Below you will find the basics involved in what home warranties can do for you as a homeowner.  Also, you will understand why even if the seller of your next home doesn’t include one, it might be in your best interest to purchase one for yourself anyway.Read more

5 Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes For This Week

  • August 28, 2017

Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Looking for deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes to make for your family this week? Look no further!

My wife Anna loves the slow cooker. She swears by it. I'm not a cook myself, so I rely on her to make delicious meals (and she does).

What she enjoys most (as does her mother) is the ability to put all the ingredients in -- and be able to leave the house! If you have children, you know that it's difficult to put together any meal ... let alone a delicious family gourmet meal.

Seriously, who has time for that? Luckily, we put together this list of our top 5 deliciously easy slow cooker chicken recipes. We think you will really enjoy them.Read more

5 Super Simple DIY Whiteboard Tutorials For Weekend Warriors

  • August 25, 2017

Simple DIY Whiteboard Tutorials

Have you always wanted a whiteboard in your office or kids' playroom, but didn't know how to make it happen? Well, we have 5 super simple DIY whiteboard tutorials that can give you that coveted whiteboard this weekend.

You just a few things to get started and a little time -- and you can get this done quickly. Check out the whiteboard tutorials below and create that space for your ideas, goals, or kids' artwork.

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6 Career Hacks To Fast Track Your Success Now

6 career hacks to fast track your success

Navigating your career can be tough. You don't want to rock the boat in asking for a promotion, but you also don't want to go unnoticed. That's why we put together a great list of career hacks to fast track your success now. Because we all want to find success at your jobs.

It's not about being overly self-promotional or allowing yourself to miss the boat. Rather, you focus on giving to others and adding value. That's what sets you apart.

Here are 6 career hacks to fast track your success and get you noticed at work.Read more

7 Quotes That Will Change Your Money Mindset

7 quotes that will change your money mindsetWe all love those pithy quotes that get us to feel something. Maybe it’s inspiration or motivation to change a poor habit.  Then again, it could be something that forces us to alter how we view the world.  Take, for instance, what I have for you today: quotes that will change your money mindset.

These quotes will make you laugh. They will inspire you and even motivate you.  But, more importantly, they will give you a foundation in how you can change your view about money.

To truly accomplish a goal, we must visualize it. As Stephen Covey often said, we must “begin with the end in mind.”  At the end of this post, I want you to consider your money mindset and how you can change it.

Here are the 7 quotes that will change your money mindset. Check them out and let me know your thoughts in comments.  And be sure to pin these posts to Pinterest and share them on Facebook!

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7 Must Have DIY Tools For Weekend Warriors

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriorsDo you watch shows on HGTV and think "I can do that!"? Do you idolize the work of designers like Joanna Gaines? Well, I have a great list for you below! It's the 7 Must Have DIY Tools for Weekend Warriors like yourself.

Now, before you go trying to knock down walls or hang some old flea market find on the wall in your study, make sure you have these DIY tools. You don't want to pull a Steve Urkel and go from "I can do that!" to "did I do that?".

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Top 7 Most Popular Gadgets on Amazon Under $200

most popular gadgets on amazonWhat technology, gadgets and electronics can you absolutely not live without? Chances are they made the list of the most popular gadgets on Amazon -- and under $200 no less!

Consider this a chance to indulge for all you techies out there. Some things you may have, some you may want, and some you may not know you even wanted (add those to your Amazon wish list).

Regardless, you can be thrilled to know you won't need to spend a fortune on your next tablet, television, or streaming device. Oh, and I included Amazon's own branded products as well.

Enjoy!

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10 Side Hustles Anyone Can Start Right Now

10 side hustlesI've always been a huge proponent of the side hustle. That's why today I found 10 side hustles I think you're going to love and all you can begin right away.

If you're not particularly a fan of being chained to a desk and/or clocking in and out somewhere, it's a way to begin plotting your escape. On the other hand, if you do like your job, it's a way to supplement your family's income.

Either way, side hustles are a win-win!

Here are 10 side hustles I've found to be particularly interesting. They can all be started today and get you on a path to earning more money! I've also included some of my affiliate links to help you get started right away.Read more

You’re Killing Your Wealth: 8 Simple Truths Sabotaging Your Finances

  • July 28, 2017

You're killing your wealth. Got it?

Wait. Let me back up.

killing your wealth I wanted to write this post as a list of the top 5 to 10 things you need to do to become wealthy. Then, I realized that writing something like that isn’t going to help anyone. Sure, it’s nice to think about building wealth and day dreaming about how that might look.

But, in reality, most of us aren’t even close to that reality. It’s a pipe dream.

We want to blame the government or our upbringing. Maybe we blame our boss for making us slave away at a job when we rather be building a business. Or, hell, maybe it’s just the fact that we now have a ton of responsibility in terms of mortgages, student loans, credit card debt, and raising a family.

Regardless of what you want the reason to be, you are the reason you're killing your wealth. There, I said it. You are killing your wealth.

Rather than bore you with some long introduction, I’m just going to be frank with you. For whatever reason, I’m in that type of mood as I write this.

So, here it goes.Read more