Sweating the Details and Getting Nowhere? Try this Instead…

Sometimes, it’s all too easy to monitor and manage the details—to sweat the small stuff, if you will.  What I mean by that is there’s no shortage of books, articles, and other literature (including some of my previous articles) about how details matter.  And details do matter!  But when you translate that into personal finance, … Continue reading Sweating the Details and Getting Nowhere? Try this Instead…

Supercharge Your Giving

As I mentioned in another article (“The Three Budget Overages I Never Question” – https://sowadime.com/2020/08/10/three-budget-overages-i-never-question/), charitable giving is one of the most important budget items for the Sow a Dime & Reap a Dollar household.  It’s something my wife and I were taught to do as young children and something we prioritize every month.  Hopefully … Continue reading Supercharge Your Giving

Intangible Financial Assets – Hint: It’s Not All About the Money

Because I don’t want the title of the article to intimidate anyone, let’s first define an intangible asset.  Instead of citing detailed accounting guidance, here’s the simplest definition I could find: “an asset that lacks physical substance.”  You see, it’s all too easy in the realm of personal finance to focus on those physical (read … Continue reading Intangible Financial Assets – Hint: It’s Not All About the Money