Archive for July 2011

Personal Finance App For Apple AND Droid

I am FIRED UP to announce that the I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. App is now available for APPLE and DROID!

This App gives you the ability to:

  • Carry your budget with you
  • Calculate key financial figures like payments, debt pay-off, investment values, tips, and tithe!
  • Email a financial question directly to our team!
  • PLUS WAY MORE!

Here’s the great news – because so many people have invested in this dream to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances, we are able to offer this APP for FREE!

Get The Apps:

I would LOVE to hear your feedback on these tools because WE WANT YOU TO WIN WITH YOUR MONEY and want these apps to be the best available!

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VISUALIZE The US National Debt

Want a GREAT WAY to visualize and more fully understand the US National Debt?

Click HERE (or copy and paste the following link in your browser: http://usdebt.kleptocracy.us/)

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I Need To Make More Money!

“I need to make more money!”

As I travel this nation teaching and coaching people to win with their money, this is one of the most common beliefs that people have about their financial situation.  They truly and genuinely believe that more money is the answer to their current financial predicament.

While it is certainly true that more money would be a blessing and ease financial hardship, the question every one of us most answer is: “Am I managing my current income well?”

If the answer to this question is “yes”, then more income will most certainly be a blessing.  If the answer is “no”, more income will probably lead to more of the same pain – only with more shiny stuff.

For me, managing money well includes the following components:

  • Give at least 10-percent of my gross income away – FIRST
  • Save at least 10-percent of my gross income for known upcoming expenses (like annual insurance and Christmas)
  • Invest at least 10-percent of my gross income in long-term retirement accounts
  • Invest at least 5-percent of my gross income for my children’s college, weddings, etc
  • Pay all of my bills early
  • Maintain a healthy cash margin so that obstacles and opportunities can be faced without financial collapse
  • Staying in tune with my surroundings so that I can identify opportunities to bless someone or for investment
  • Teaching my children how to win with their money
  • Communicating with my spouse to ensure we are on the same page
  • Prayer about all financial decisions
  • Seeking wisdom for all financial decisions that I am unfamiliar with or that are larger than normal

What are some things you do to ensure that you are managing your money well?

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I announced a little while ago that a big announcement was coming.  Here it is!

I am PUMPED to announce that I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. has released our very own App for Apple products – iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!

We are so STOKED about this!  You could even say that we are FIRED UP!

This App gives you the ability to:

  • Carry your budget with you
  • Calculate key financial figures like payments, debt pay-off, investment values, tips, and tithe!
  • Email a financial question directly to our team!
  • PLUS WAY MORE!

Here’s the great news – because so many people have invested in this dream to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances, we are able to offer this APP for FREE!

It is available FREE right HERE!

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Top 7 Reasons It’s Hard To Balance The US Budget

Here are the Top 7 Reasons It’s Hard To Balance The US Budget:

  1. It’s hard to say “NO” to a good program  Let’s face it.  There are tons of great programs that are funded by taxpayer money.
  2. Genuine disagreement  Smart people who are extremely passionate about their work have real differences in their beliefs and ideals.
  3. Ever-changing leadership  Leadership changes every election cycle.  What was important in the last cycle may not be important during the next.
  4. Politics  Ever heard of “We” versus “They”?
  5. We can print more money  Fire up the printer, boys!  We need more $100 bills!
  6. Others aren’t – Why should I?  It’s hard to be a leader who cuts spending when other leaders are continuing to spend at high levels in their own districts.
  7. MANY AMERICANS AREN’T LIVING BY A BALANCED BUDGET THEMSELVES!  If Americans don’t live with a balanced budget, they don’t truly know the freedom that is felt when one has a plan that balances!

What additional items would you include?

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