Budgeting

Moody Radio Interview 5-23-17 – Summer Vacations

We discussed summer vacations in this broadcast.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). For more information on Moody Radio, go to moodyradio.org/indiana.   Brad Graber, CFP® has been working with clients on personal financial planning and investment issues since 1996. He invests his time mentoring…

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Moody Radio Interview 5-9-17 – Capping Your Lifestyle

We discussed the idea of capping your lifestyle in this broadcast.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM).  You can read the corresponding article here. For more information on Moody Radio, go to moodyradio.org/indiana.   Brad Graber, CFP® has been working with clients on personal financial planning…

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Moody Radio Interview 5-2-17 – 6 Principles for Defining Your Lifestyle

We discussed 6 principles for defining your lifestyle in this broadcast.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM).  You can read the corresponding article here. For more information on Moody Radio, go to moodyradio.org/indiana.   Brad Graber, CFP® has been working with clients on personal financial planning…

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Moody Radio Interview 12-20-16 – Budgeting

Our topic today was budgeting.  The following excerpt is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM) For more information on Moody Radio, go to moodyradio.org/indiana. Brad Graber, CFP® has been working with clients on personal financial planning and investment issues since 1996.  He invests his time mentoring and educating individuals on ways to…

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Money Mistakes Couples Make

Money is one of the most common sources of marital stress and it’s no wonder since it touches almost all areas of our lives in one way or another.  Through my years of working with couples, I’ve identified some common conditions where the lack of a marital component often leads to financial conflict.  Regardless of…

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6 Principles for Defining Your Lifestyle

Choosing a lifestyle isn’t a quick and easy decision you can knock out over dinner.  It’s often a long process that takes years and a series of smaller decisions.  In fact, most people don’t actually choose a lifestyle.  Instead, they make a lot of independent decisions and allow the sum of those decisions to be…

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Choosing a God-Honoring Lifestyle

Debt is one of the most popular topics in financial courses primarily because it’s the pain that so many people are currently dealing with.  However, focusing on debt is like a sick person focusing on their symptoms and ignoring the illness.  We would consider it foolish to give a person an aspirin to treat the…

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Death to the Car Payment

The car payment is often treated like a member of the family.  You acquire it early in your adult life and plan to feed it, grow it and ultimately fade into retirement with it.  I don’t know where the idea of a car payment being something that you would always have originated, but I can…

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Budgets – Heroes or Villains

Somebody needs to figure out a four-letter word to replace the word budget because that’s pretty much how society already views it. Some people would probably rank it just one step above getting a root canal if they were being totally honest. I tend to view budgets a lot like diets. Most of us have…

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