“I ain’t ever seen no talking win me nothing… I’m bout that action, Boss.” – Marshawn Lynch
“I’M THE BEST CORNER IN THE GAME! THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY ME WITH A SORRY RECEIVER LIKE CRABTREE!” -Richard Sherman
Sure Richard Sherman choose to talk about the game moments after the final play (adrenaline high) and yes there was beef between Sherman and Crabtree that goes back to a function from last summer.
But the question remains the same. Are you interested in your actions speaking for themselves or you prefer speaking about your actions?
Both personalities have resulted in success. Stop. I’m not insulting Richard Sherman. Just curious what personality you prefer, boss?
One of the greatest moments in my young fatherhood took place while Shannon, Neyland and I were iced in. Neyland stood up and walked.
One of the greatest milestones he will accomplish that cannot be taken for granted. But it took a process over a period of time to produce that great accomplishment.
What journey are you on that will hopefully produce a great accomplishment 30 days, 3 months or 3 years from now? Be intentional. Have fun.
Shannon and I knew the time was coming soon where I would be separated from my day job working for a defense contractor and entering into my dream job serving people and businesses to be intentional with their income. That’s starting off wonderful. Meeting with businesses that want their employees to be in a better financial situation is awesome. Meeting with individuals that want to be at peace with their finances is fulfilling. Serving in that environment gives me more of a rush then Richard Sherman’s post game interview.
But even a better feeling then that. I have been able to be with my one year old son Neyland two days a week. The time I have deposited with him is priceless. I know I will look back and be thankful for these times. Initially it was hard on my pride since I feel like I need to be away from home 50 hours a week working. Those days will come again as this business picks up in the coming years. But for now, I’m thankful where I am at.
Question 5: What if my kid is already a teenager, and I’m just getting started?
Don’t get discouraged. Just by being intentional with your money from this point on will pay off. But there will be some suggested or recommended strategy to move forward with your kids college.
If you have five years or less before your teen starts college, you need to take a savings, rather than investing approach. Piling up cash in a money market fund instead of using an ESA or 529. Your kid can also help make up the difference by making scholarship hunting his new part-time job.
Stay focused on saving. Don’t panic. Remember, college is about education, not pedigree. And student loans are off-limits.
START SAVING TODAY
Just like investing for retirement, the sooner you start saving for your kids or grandkids college, the more money you’ll have when the time comes. Don’t wait any longer. Unless, you haven’t taken care of steps 1-4 first. Reminder, we need to have 1.) $1,000 in savings. 2.) No debt (not counting mortgage) 3.) Three months of expenses saved in a money market account. 4.) Saving 15% towards retirement.
Once we accomplish those steps we are ready to contribute to your kids college. You ready?
Don’t hesitate to contact Financial Storehouse to get you on a plan that will set up your family for generations to come.
Reference: Financial Peace University pg. 112.