Month: February 2008

New Years Resolution

No, I am not late;rather this post reflects on a promise most of us made to ourselves about one month ago.Last week, I read a survey the stated that more than 50% of people either forget and just gave up their new year resolutions.I never liked new years resolution because they are hard to follow through and even remember.A lot of us made our new year resolutions to become a better person. If we really want to change our lives,then we have to make weekly resolutions because weekly resolution are easier to measure.Becoming a better person requires us to do some simple acts. read more

Getting Out Of Debt

A parents’ guide for getting out of debt.

1. Your net not your gross.

Even though your annual salary is $100,000, you are actually making about $70,000 after taxes. You should plan to live on $70,000 annually not $100,000.

2. Needs not Wants.

Do you really need the latest LCD TV, hip iPod, or designer jeans? Most likely the answer is NO. To get out of debt you will have to fulfill your needs not you wants. Yes, we need grocery, clothes, and means of transportation. But do we need to drive a 2008 Hummer, dress in a Gucci suite and spending $50 on lunch. If you want of get out of debt, I don’t think so. read more