Money

Your Money Mindset: Are You Unconsciously Spending on Likes Not Loves?

Jason Vitug Money Mindset

A few years ago I found myself wondering why I was buying the things I bought. Why did I need to own two cars, a motorcycle, live in an expensive apartment, or have a walk-in-closet filled with clothes with tags still on them? Why did I need a new phone each year or get the latest tech gadget? Did I really need to spend $40 per night on dinner or go out for a weekend bar crawl and spend $200-300?

I was living life and enjoying it but I also felt unsatisfied. Something was missing and I was trying to fill it with things such as an $1800 watch and weekend retreats. I was making money but I was also spending it. I didn’t have a plan aside from stashing money into my 401(k), buying stock through my company’s ESPP (employee stock purchase program) and holding onto debt. I also held onto debt because it became a purpose for me to work.

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Money

Time is Not Money

Jason Vitug Money Poem

 

We often hear the words time is money. The truth is time is worth more than money. Money can be made after you’ve spent it. However, time once spent cannot be made back.

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Money

3 Financial Practices of Money Savvy People

3 Traits of Money Savvy People

If only I made more money is usually how a sentence starts when someone is trying to figure out how others have mastered their finances. But if you asked money-savvy people what their secret to financial bliss is, they’ll have a simple answer that typically has little to do with one’s income.

The answer is that financial independence is based on three simple practices. Without these habits in place, reaching financial wellness is a difficult and seemingly unattainable goal.

Let’s start by going over some character traits of money-savvy people. Do you have these traits?

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The Road

Best Collaborative Project on Personal Finance

Plutus Awards Phroogal

I am very excited to share that we won a Plutus Award at the 7th Annual event at FinCon in San Diego. The Plutus Awards recognizes the best bloggers, financial media, and projects by industry peers.

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The Road

Results from The Road to Financial Wellness 2016

Jason Vitug Financial Wellness

After 107 days on the road, the Phroogal team completed an epic journey that continued on the mission to break the social taboo and empower a generation through financial knowledge. We began our road trip with an event in my hometown of Elizabeth, NJ that was attended by over 210 people and our final event in San Diego was attended by 264 people.

The Road to Financial Wellness 2016 Phroogal

I’ve often stated that if we can get a dozen people to a financial education event we’re on the right track but if we can dozens of people (in this case hundreds) into a financial wellness event, we are definitely on to something great.

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YOLO Book

Millennials and Our YOLO Financial Mindset

Jason Vitug You Only Live Once

YOLO stands for “You Only Live Once,” and a few years ago it was uttered feverishly by millennials as a lifestyle choice and to explain our irrational belief that there isn’t a tomorrow.

As the years go by, there is one thing I’ve learned and that tomorrow is as real as today. The choices we make today create the life we live tomorrow. YOLO as a mindset is great when its applied to the understanding that today is the best day to start saving, start learning about money and start building the actual YOLO life.


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If we only live once, why not make sure the decisions we make support a healthy and financially stress free lifestyle?

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