Habit #3: Live Beneath Your Means Bigger. Better. Hottest. Latest. Keeping up with the Joneses costs a fortune. You’ll need more money coming in than going out. Otherwise, you’re not building wealth. You’re building a mountain of debt. Less is More Spend less, save more. Sounds simple, right? But the...

Thanks to Siri and autocorrect, it’s pretty easy to breeze past hard to spell words without giving them much thought. That’s why we’re so glad you took a moment to accept our challenge. Each year, The Meakem Group sponsors the Montgomery County Regional Spelling Bee...

Habit #2: Avoid Bad Debt Imagine buying a house without asking the price. That’s essentially what you’re doing if you take out a loan or rack up credit card bills without fully understanding what you’ll actually pay to pay off that debt. Don’t Borrow Trouble Building wealth means understanding...

Habit #1: Pay Attention You’re driving down the highway when smoke starts billowing from under the hood. Do you keep going, hoping the engine fire will magically put itself out? Of course not. You pull over and face the reality of your situation. Same with building wealth.You can’t...

According to the College Board,15 years from now (that’s 2033!), a private four-year college degree will cost $323,900. Gulp. Some families have been saving in 529 accounts that can be used for qualified educational expenses like higher education tuition, room and board, books, and computers....

Everyone who has anyone who depends on them financially or in any other way needs to make estate planning a priority. It’s just 3 documents but it’s hard actually to get the paperwork in order. What’s the hold up? Frankly, it’s hard for people to...

Building a “smart money” pattern for our kids starts when they are young. According to a Cambridge University study, most children’s money habits are formed by age 7. So, from the earliest time that they have money of their own, whether from a weekly allowance,...