Are You Really Helping?
- Created on 09 May 2014
A recent exchange with a Team Debt Free member raised an interesting point. Is giving money the best way to help family and/or friends in need? Here’s my perfectly noncommittal take again – it depends. I will say, an automatic response to help with funds (even when you have them) is not ever the best approach. Many have family and/or friends in need of assistance. Some more than others. Heck, we’ve probably been that person in need at some point. However, helping with cash should be evaluated carefully based on each situation.
If you are a giver, especially one who has received a helping hand in the past, you may lean towards swooping in with financial relief at the first sign of discomfort. The closer the relationship, the more sensitive your giving trigger finger may be. Consider these points before finalizing your next gift transaction:
Lunch and Learn
- Created on 01 May 2014
Heather Katsonga-Woodward is a former investment banker turned natural hair products entrepreneur. She's from Malawi, lives in London, and sales mostly to customers in the United States. She epitomizes the global marketplace! Heather's leading our next MISSION POSSIBLE session; sharing her strategies to build a savings safety net. This topic is so vital that we've decided to open it everyone for a very special Lunch & Learn.
Bring your lunch and join us Tuesday, May 6 @ 12 pm CST / 1 pm ET. Register below.
3 Steps to Phenomenal-ness
- Created on 30 April 2014
We recently shared that one is 33% more likely to accomplish goals when they are written, shared with a friend, and reviewed weekly. Either because of said research or coincidentally or both, my money buddy and I have been doing just that. Thanks Brown Suga Sho’Nuff! It’s too soon to really measure our productivity improvement. However, I feel like things are definitely trending in the right direction. Our process is simple enough:
1. Make written to-do lists. I’ve found doing this either first thing in the morning, or the last thing before wrapping up for the evening helps me think clearly. We’ve also experienced a noticeable drop in productivity when this step is neglected.