Words of Candor

That’s a question that comes up frequently in investing and given the news headlines over the past few weeks, it is understandable to be asking that question. As the coronavirus headlines have taken a backseat to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, the markets have seen heightened volatility as investors are digesting what all this means. While the situation overseas is deeply concerning, the associated market volatility can be a good thing.
I love talking with entrepreneurs, because I can actually feel the excitement that comes with starting your own business. As someone who is familiar with that route though, I know there are countless factors to consider as you make decisions. Here are three things we’ve been doing from the beginning to ensure a healthy business:
My wife and I have thirteen savings accounts. Yes, thirteen. Given how we use them, we call them escrow accounts.
You’ve found your dream home, and you’re feeling both excited and nervous to put in an offer. Then you find out you need a pre-approval letter. But what exactly is a pre-approval letter?
Years ago, when we were first married, Jackie and I sat down together to talk about whose bank we would merge our accounts under. Like any educated, responsible adults about to embark on their first serious decision together, we used a coin flip. I lost, and nearly a decade later, we are still using my wife’s bank.
Let’s talk about the digital envelope system. It’s 2020, so the old-school envelope-full-of-money system doesn’t really make sense anymore. That system can be put in place digitally though, as Jackie and I have done.