The Ultimate Guide to Money

I’m so excited to share this guide! In this guide you’ll learn how to: Change Your Money Mindset, Do a Money Discovery, Create a Money Snapshot, Create a Budget, Get Out of Debt, Save Money, Invest Money, Grow Rich, Build Wealth, all like a Money Badass.

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The Ultimate Guide To Money

Welcome to the ultimate guide to money! I’ve wrote over 100,000 words on money over the past few years and I thought it was time to pull it some of the best ones into an organized guide that anyone can follow.

You’ll be able to find information on all topics related to managing your money in this guide. 

This is great for beginners and advanced users as you can pick and choose what you want to focus on.

I hope you love it and bookmark it as I will continue to update this guide over time.

Getting Started

What is a Money Badass?

I call anyone who has mastered their money a Money Badass. In this guide you’ll learn what it means to be a money badass and why you should begin your own journey to become a Money Badass.

The Money Badass Manifesto

A Money Badass is a new breed of wealthy and they live by a different set of standards and principles. The Money Badass Manifesto defines what it is to be a Money Badass. This guides also includes a printable Manifesto for download.

8 Steps to Becoming a Money Badass

I break down managing money into 8 steps. I call them the the Journey to Become a Money Badass. You’ll find an overview of the 8 steps in this guide. This is your starting point. If you’re new to managing money, start here.

The Facts About Millennials and Money

Millennials are facing an uphill battle when it comes to money. We’ve been labeled lazy, entitled, snowflakes, etc. This is all based on BS. Here are the facts that show the reality of our situation.

10 Awesome Personal Finance Tips for Millennials From the Experts

In this guide, I interview 10 different money experts to get their advice on where a millennial just out of college and starting their adult life should start with their money. Great read!

Money Mindset

The Badass Money Mindset

This is the first step to begin your journey to become a Money Badass, you have to change the way you think about money. The Money Badass Mindset is a new way to think about money. Prior to changing my mindset I was unable to turn around my money situation. It’s critical for making the change.

Money Discovery

How to Do a Money Discovery

To begin managing your money like a badass you first need to do a Money Discovery to get a high level overview of your financial situation. In this guide, I’ll show you how do your own Money Discovery.

Money Snapshot

How to Create a Money Snapshot and Track Your Net Worth

Once you’ve completed a Money Discovery it is time to create your Money Snapshot. A Money Snapshot gives you a view of your financial picture at a glance. In addition, you will understand your Net Worth and how financial decisions will affect your Net Worth.

Budgeting

How to Create a Budget

Once you have a Money Snapshot, it’s time to create a budget. Budgets are fairly simple to create, but the hard part is integrating them into your life. This guide will help you create a budget and habits to maintain it.

How to Create a Budget in YNAB

YNAB (You Need a Budget) is an awesome budgeting tool. It has everything you could need for serious budgeting. In this guide, I’ll show you how to setup your first budget in YNAB step-by-step.

How to Create a Budget in Mint

Mint is free and easy tool to use for budgeting. In this guide I’ll walk you through step-by-step the process to create a simple budget inside Mint.

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Most people live paycheck to paycheck. I’ve been there. It sucks. I want to help you break that cycle. In this guide I’ll show you how to stop living paycheck to paycheck and start getting ahead.

Debt

How to Get Out of Debt Case Study

Debt is the worst thing you can get yourself into and it can seem like it’s impossible to get out, but there is a way. You can create a plan for your debt and you can escape it. In this guide I’ll show you how to escape debt by creating a plan that will pay off your debt for you over time.

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

This guide has everything you could need to know about credit cards! I show you all the details that you need to know if you are going to use a credit card.

Guide to the Credit Score

Confused by how your credit score is calculated or how you check it? This guide will break down everything you need to know about credit scores.

7 Steps to Your First Time Homebuyer Mortgage

Thinking about getting your first home? There is a special mortgage just for you that has a lot of benefits that others can’t get. This guide will take you step-by-step through the first time home buyer process.

How to Get Out of Debt

This guide will show you step-by-step how to implement the best debt elimination strategy, the snowball strategy!

Saving Money

How to Save Money

To start building wealth you have to begin saving some of your money. In this guide I’ll show you how you can save some money no matter how tight your financial situation is right now.

Save Money By Cutting the Cord on Your Cable TV

This guide will show you how to save a bunch of money by no longer paying for outrageous cable bills. You can still enjoy your favorite shows at a fraction of the cost using these methods!

How to Save Money on Name Brand Clothes

I rarely spend more than a couple dollars on any piece of clothing and it’s not garbage. In fact, its usually big name brand clothing. In this guide, I’ll show you how we save a bunch of money on clothing.

Investing Money

Millennials Guide to the 401k

If you’re not already saving money into a 401k, I highly suggest you do. It’s amazing how fast your money can grow with the right amount of saving and good investing. In this guide I’ll tell you everything you need to know about investing in a 401k.

10 Retirement Accounts to Retire Rich

I love this guide. I break down the 10 retirement account options into an easy to follow guide with a comparison chart. If your confused by retirement accounts this is a great place to start.

If You’re a Millennial You Can Be A Millionaire By Doing This Now

If you’re a millennial you have years ahead of you and if you implement these strategies right now, you will be a millionaire in the future. Learn how to start building your wealth right now in this guide.

Automating Money

How to Automate Your Money

One of the best ways to ensure your success with money is to automate it. Imagine having your finances run on auto pilot with some monitoring and guidance by you. That is what it is like when you automate your money. In this guide I’ll show you how to automate your money.

How to Automate Your Budget

Automating your budget is difficult, but you can get pretty close with good tools. I’ll show you how to automate your budget in this guide.

Banking

How to Enroll in a No Fee Bank

My wife and I swear by Simple. It’s a no fee, next generation bank. If you’re still at an old school bank this just may change your mind on what type fo bank to use. In this guide, I’ll show you how no fee bank Simple works and how you can enroll.

Taxes

How to File Your Taxes for Free

If you’re still paying to file your taxes it’s time to stop. There is no need to pay for your taxes when there are awesome tools out there that making filing your taxes easy and free. In this guide I’ll show you the tool you need to file you taxes the easiest and cheapest way possible.

Tools and Resources

7 Best Money Sites for Millennials

There is a ton of information out there on the internet. It can be overwhelming. In this guide I’ll show you my 7 favorite money sites.

7 Apps to Manage Your Money Like a Badass

Apps are great tools to help you manage your money. I’ll show you 7 great money apps you should check out in this guide.

7 Apps for Investing Your Money

Investing is way easier than it use to be due to the awesome apps available now. In this resource guide I show you the 7 best apps to help you start investing money.

Free Budgeting Resources

If you want to budget and need some tools to get started, this guide is a great resource! You’ll find tons of free tools you can use to get started budgeting!


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DAVID SHEPHERD

CREATOR OF LET'S AUTOMATE YOUR MONEY WITH MY LOVELY WIFE KRISTA


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