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Use the Rule of 72 to Simplify Your Financial Decisions

Today on The BIGG Success Show, we brought back one of our favorite bits – Terms from a Hat. This time we pulled out…The Rule of 72. Hear George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show! Click a player to listen (Duration 6:40) iPhone/iPad/Android/Mobile Podcast Player [haiku url=”″ title=”The BIGG Success Show #838″] The RuleContinue Reading

Create Your Future for BIGG Success

BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about entrepreneuring your life, taking full control to design and build the life that fits you perfectly. Money is one of the five elements of BIGG success. Money ain’t everything, but it sure comes in handy. Hear George & Mary-Lynn discuss this post on The BIGGContinue Reading

Is Debt a Tool for Success?

A recent study from Ohio State University shows that Gen Y feels empowered by debt. Participants with higher levels of debt reported both a higher self-esteem and a sense of mastery. Now, you might think it was because they took on debt to pay for their education. But the researchers thought about that, too. TheyContinue Reading

Save Now Without Depriving Yourself

Bigg success is life on your own terms. The five elements of bigg success are money, time, growth, work and play. Today we’ll focus on money. ___ ___ When it comes to money, we’re all conscious these days that we have to save more. We saw a great definition of saving the other day byContinue Reading

3 Tips for Buying Health Insurance

Today we want to talk about insurance … just for the health of it! Health insurance is a significant expense. If you’re fortunate enough to be part of a group, your company is probably paying a good portion of the cost. However, companies are increasingly asking their employees to bear a bigger share of theContinue Reading

My Employer is Eliminating 401(k) Matches

Companies are responding aggressively to the bad economic news. Layoffs, hiring freezes, and salary freezes have been some of the most common actions so far. ___ ___ Now, more and more employers are looking at eliminating the matching of 401(k) contributions. According to a survey by Watson Wyatt, the global human resources and financial servicesContinue Reading

Think Want, Need, Must About Your Money

Today we’ll discuss a simple, yet effective, way to make sure you’re spending your money how you intend. Divide your spending into three categories – wants, needs, and musts. We used to think about luxuries and necessities. This splits those luxuries into two categories because, over time, luxuries tend to become necessities. ___ ___ ___Continue Reading

These Forgotten Costs Often Sink Us

We try not to make financial decisions in a vacuum. We strive to factor in all the relevant pieces before making a major purchase. But there are some costs that we often fail to factor in that can make a significant difference. We often fail to factor in future flows of money. ___ ___ WeContinue Reading

Are You Throwing Money Away by Owning Your Home?

We all know that the three essentials for living are food, clothing, and shelter. We definitely rent our food. Do we rent or own our clothing? Hmmm. Part of the American dream is to own your own home. And there are good reasons to do so. For instance, a Federal Reserve study[pdf] shows that theContinue Reading

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