Welcome to our blog!. Today we have a lot to cover, so let’s jump right away on how to buy a used car so you can avoid headaches and awful surprises.
When it comes to buying a car, there are so many things you have to consider and just to start thinking about it gets overwhelming. So let’s start from the beginning. Should you buy a used our new car. Before I tell you my opinion, I will compare both options on Safety and Cost.
We can all agree that buy a new car is more reliable than buying a used one. If a new car breaks down, you can have it fixed for free under the included factory warranty, at least for the first 36,000 miles or three years that most carmakers offer. They have more advanced technology which makes them safer and more comfortable to drive. But like most things in life, there are manufacturer mistakes, and we have seen cars being recalled because of...
Many people we know had tried to make a vision board, get magazines and put pictures of all the things they want but they are not attracting the life they really dream of. Why is that?
1. Have a clear purpose
2. Take actions that align with that purpose
A friend of mine was talking the other day about her vision board. She was saying that she bought the exact car that she visioned on her board. Same colour, same brand, etc. Excellent right, she just manifested what she visioned. But the problem is this... to get the car of her dreams she had to finance it with a high-interest rate for 7 years.
So, where is the purpose of getting that car if you are jeopardizing your freedom, adding stress to your life, having to stay in a job you hate because you need to meet the payments of that car?
Now I will show you our vision board, it doesn’t have pictures because the words resonate more with us than a picture....
We all agree that Money can add a lot of stress in your relationship so here you have three tips for dealing with the Money Stress, and you can start implementing them today!
We said it in previous episodes, and we will continue repeating it until it gets stuck in your mind. You need to set a vision. That’s your north, the reason why you wake up in the morning. It doesn’t need to be a fancy mission statement, but it has to involve both of you. For us, our core values are Family and freedom, so our vision is having a life full of quality time for our family and a lot of freedom. This vision is so clear in our minds and our souls that it gives us the fuel to make it through any challenge in your life. Set a vision and dream it together, talk about it every day, wake up in the morning and remember it. So you both know why you are doing what you're doing.
I know, being positive is very hard...
Many people out there are against the use of credit. They say that it's an evil tool that brings people to devastating loads of debt.
We don’t agree at all with them; the credits are not the problem. The problem is that nobody taught us how to use credit and all the sellers out there take advantage of this lack of knowledge.
We are Kate and Val, and we both immigrated to Canada with a couple of dollars in our pockets. Kate is originally from Chile, and Val is from Ukraine. We both come from blue-collar families where money was the killer of all our dreams. We couldn’t have the latest toys, and most of the time we were stopped to dream big because we didn’t have the money to make those dreams come true.
When we met, we were both working and studying. Money and time were very tight, so our first date was to the supermarket… and you know what? It was super romantic! For years we struggled with the extremely low income we were able to make.
We all make mistakes in our lives, and we make them for different reasons like lack of knowledge or lack of resources. But the main reason is being scared… scared of facing the ugly truth.
We are so scared of looking at our finances that we start avoiding it and making a bunch of bad decisions.
These bad decisions will turn into big mistakes and sooner or later it will affect the loving relationship you have with your partner. And if you do nothing to repair it... All the trust, respect, commitment and LOVE will disappear.
We don’t want it to happen to you! So pay attention to these 6 money mistakes that you have to avoid
You might hear us talking about having money dates, but what exactly does it mean?
Basically, a money date is the time of the month in where you plan and get ready for the next month’s expenses.
Some bills are the same every month, but there are a lot of variable expenses like birthdays, weddings, Christmas and some less fun like taxes.
Some months you will spend very little and some others you will spend a lot. So you have to get ready… how? Having a monthly money date to go through all the expenses and incomes you will be generating the upcoming month. So we avoid surprises!!
We know, money is already a complicated topic and you don’t want to have a big fight every month…
So this is what we do!! We make it a real date, we prepare special food, we drink something special too, and we dress nice.
You don’t have to spend extra money on it,...
Let’s be real, when you had a hard day at work and came home tired and hungry the last thing you want to talk about is Debt, Bills, Money… you just want to turn on the TV and relax.
But let me tell you, sooner or later you will have to have the “talk,” and I can promise you, it will not end up very nicely.
Well, what would you say if we tell you that you can talk about money without fighting? Yes, it is possible... we talk about money every single day, and in our many years together we have never fight. Yes, we have disagreements, and it is not easy to keep it cool when you are overwhelmed with bills to pay, a job you hate, and kids screaming in the background all the time.
The key to stopping fighting is to have a firm purpose, a unified goal… so every conversation and decision will be towards that goal.
That day when you say I DO is the start of your dream life. And then the family grows and your life is complete.
The family you dreamed!!!
You got that beautiful home, that modern furniture, that nice comfortable car.
You did it! you built the life you dreamed of together.
The mortgage, car loan, student loan, and good education for your kids are keeping you awake at night?…. Is this the life you want to live?
Always worried, scared, tired, frustrated and hopeless. And let your love fall apart because debt has turned you into the worst version of yourself.
You can take control of your life right now!
The only thing you need is to take action and commit to fixing it yourself.
Don’t rely on someone else to fix your life. You can learn how to handle your own money, create your...
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