Author Archives: Sarah Yetkiner

The Hidden Cost of Debt

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S Eliot Four years ago, I bought a house. Those of you who have read my posts before will know that my adventure in home ownership is a cautionary tale involving some bad decisions and a couple ofContinue Reading

Why You Don’t Have to Save

“You cannot manage your life if you do not manage your self. You cannot manage your self if you do not manage your choices. Manage your choices, and you will manage your life.” – Dr. Shad Helmstetter This week I read an article by a high-school teacher who was describing how, almost every time sheContinue Reading

The Power of Group Savings Plans

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. There are many things in life that we have a hard time motivating ourselves to do. Homework. Laundry. Working out. Filing taxes. Just because we know we should do something and we understand that it’s in our best interests to get itContinue Reading

Changing Perspective – Part 2

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Whenever I talk to people who have achieved success in areas I want to be successful in, I usually find that, even though there is lots of common ground in the way we each view and approach life, thereContinue Reading

Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

“Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt Every experience in life comes down to perspective. There is always more than one way to look at any given situation; more than one way to improve it and more than one way to make it worse. Our perspective, our attitude,Continue Reading

What Financial lessons would you “Do-Over”?

“We don’t make mistakes; we create life experiences.” – Unknown I’m a big believer in the concept that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason becomes clear later in life, sometimes it doesn’t but, for me, trusting that even the worst experiences are part of a bigger plan makes the tough times easier toContinue Reading