There is no better time to get your personal finances in order than right now. This article will give you some great ideas for better financial management. Do not spend your money on expensive classes or seminars; adopt the right habits and then develop a good common sense approach to finances. Anytime you can learn something it does help.
Play The Money Game- my wife and I are constantly playing money games with our 6 year old son so that he learns the importance of money. We play games like “Bet You Can’t Buy This” where we tell him that he will never be able to save enough money to buy a toy. What he does is starts saving his money for that toy to beat us at our own game. Eventually, he buys it and has the feeling like he beat us, because he DID BUY IT! How can you make similar games with your family. Believe me, it doesn’t matter what age your family is. There are even financial boardgames that are fun as well. Check out Cash Flow For Kids. I have it and my nephews are always asking to play it.
Create a Budget- An online home budget software can not only help you track your personal financial management, it can help you gain control of it. With this software, you can create a budget for each week or month based on your personal income and expenses. Your income may include loans, scholarships, grants, money from jobs you had during the summer, and money your parents give you. Your expenses could include your food, tuition, books, and clothes.
Interview potential lawyers. Many lawyers offer an initial consultation free or for a small fee. You may only have 30 minutes for an initial consultation so prepare before you go. If there are any orders in place, bring those with you to the consultation. Be prepared to open the consultation with a concise description of your situation and outcome you seek. Make a list of questions and concerns so you don’t forget to raise them during the meeting.
You would want to hire a go getter. Someone who is not afraid of taking bold actions but these bold actions must be preceded by much thinking and planning. So what you want is a solicitor that as a healthy mix of aggressiveness, fearlessness, and logic.
If facing a divorce, we all want a successful resolution to it. The first step to achieve just that is hiring a brilliant lawyer. It would one decision you will never regret. If you are concerned with the payment, before hiring the lawyer, ask about his hourly rate. Also, be honest with your financial situation and evaluate whether you can afford the lawyer or not.
What if you get nothing? You have an honest claim, but the offers before court or lack of offers before court lead you to trial. Then, a judge decides you do not deserve damages. You may think it’s over; you lost. However, if you hire a good lawyer, he or she can take this to appeals court, where, if the laws were not interpreted correctly, you have a second chance to be compensated.