Building a Budget

For many, the term “budget” is a dirty word that causes stress, pressure and unnecessary arguments. In fact, the very term has caused more domestic disputes and divorces than any other word in the English language(1). Not to mention, media and television sitcoms have degraded the “budgeting process” and say it can’t be taken seriously(1). …

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Exercising Your Savings & Emergency Funds

Life is known for throwing curve balls when least expected. From injuries and car problems to new tax laws and job terminations, life is full of surprises. The problem that most individuals encounter is a lack of funds to catch these curves. This is where your emergency funds and savings accounts come into play.   …

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Jumping into Financial Action

Picture this, there are 10 seconds left in the game and your team is down by 2 points. You have the ball and you’re rushing down the court with the win in sight. You take the shot. Good news is you’ve planned and practiced for this exact moment; the moment when you make the winning …

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Introduction to Lifestyle Financial Planning

Personal finance isn’t just about building budgets or monitoring stocks. It’s ultimately about how you use financial education, principles and resources to improve your life. Without the principles and plans to support your numbers, it’s just a bunch of useless data. Lifestyle financial planning takes into consideration your psychological ideas – your desires, dreams and …

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Four Points to Elevating Your Financial Performance

When it comes to personal finance, you should always strive to be at the top of your game. A good way to think about personal finance is playing sports; when you have the drive and determination to win, it motivates you to perform at your best. Prior to that winning game, though, there was planning …

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Resolutions to Make 2019 a Financial Success

With every new year, resolutions flow through our mind. We reach some, fall short for others and often give up on many by midyear. It’s time you stop selling yourself short, especially when it comes to your financial resolutions. The holidays have always been a meaningful cause to spend money. It’s the “giving season” so …

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The Demand for Personalized Financial Health

The aim to empower consumers and improve financial health is taking center stage in the financial industry. But why now? Factor 1: The Economic Climate Many Americans have spent the past ten years climbing out of the Great Recession. Additionally, we can recognize the wealth gap widening – some have improved their financial status while …

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5 Steps Entrepreneurs Should Take to Mitigate Risk in Retirement

Retirement planning is often an afterthought for business owners. There are uncertainties considering its futuristic state. Entrepreneurs commonly ask, will I even live to see retirement? Will I enjoy enough success from my business that I can afford not to fund it separately? Aren’t my immediate expenses more of a priority anyway? These deterrents cause …

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The Value of Financial Education for Entrepreneurs

Financial education is often an intimidating and challenging initiative for entrepreneurs to undertake. Yet it is vital for financial prosperity, economic sustainability and mental health. Financial competency is pivotal in accessing capital and maneuvering through the peaks and valleys of business management. Since our inception, Financial Fitness Group (FFG) has spearheaded academic, unbiased financial literacy …

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Digital Transformation Brings Financial Education to the Forefront: Part 2

With the digital disruption becoming increasingly relevant in our economy, it is more important than ever for organizations, regardless of industry, to understand what customer experience means. It has been defined in many ways, but our definition aims to explain the scope of customer experience: Customer experience: the interactions between an organization and a customer …

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