How to Calculate Your Net Worth in 5 Minutes or Less

What’s the secret to watching your net worth grow like crazy?

Actually knowing your net worth, so you have something to watch!

How to Calculate Your Net Worth in 5 Minutes or LessLast week, I applied for home loan.  Guess how long it took me to complete my application?

About 3 minutes.

My loan officer was stunned with how quickly I was able to answer every one of his questions.

Why was it so quick and easy?  I just opened my net worth worksheet that I had updated a few days before.  This is the same worksheet I’m going to give you here in this post.

A typical person will calculate their net worth only a couple times in their life.  When they do, it’s a huge headache finding and gathering various financial documents.

Bottom line, your net worth isn’t just useful for getting a loan.  It’s the single largest indicator of your financial health and status.

I’m going to show you why and how you can calculate your net worth in 5 minutes or less.

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The 6 Essential Steps to Taking Control of Your Finances

Have you ever felt lost, confused, or even helpless while managing your money?

Chances are you answered with a “yes”.  In fact, a recent survey revealed 4 out of 5 Americans think they could benefit from the advice of a financial professional.

Take Control of Your FinancesI see it all the time and I’m sure you do too.  Family, friends, coworkers.  It seems like everyone I know has had money problems at some point in their life.

The good news is, you don’t have to be in this majority.  You can join the 1 of 5 people that are comfortable with their financial situation.  You can be free.

Taking control of your finances is an important step toward the personal finance promised land.

Get your finances in order and back on track toward the land of Milk and Honey, by following these six steps.

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10 Bible Verses about Money That Will Change Your Life

Do you know how many bible verses are on the topic of “money”?

I was curious, so I did some research.

10 Bible Verses about Money That Will Change Your LifeWhat I found is shocking to say the least.  Here’s a few of the highlights from my reading:

  • Money is mentioned about 2,000 times in the bible.
  • Jesus spoke about money more than any other subject.
  • In the New Testament, money is mentioned more times than heaven and hell combined.

I was sceptical, so I decided to head over to biblegateway.com to do my own keyword search.  Here’s the list of the “money” related terms that I used for the search: Money, Gold, Silver, Finances, Borrow, Debt, Lend, Buy, Sell, Tithe, Wage, Wealth, Riches, Greed, Poor, Talent.

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How to Join the Yakezie Challenge and Increase Your Blog Traffic

Pop quiz.  If you answer “yes” to the following three questions, I promise you will benefit from this post.

  1. Do you have a blog?
  2. Yakezie NetworkIs your blog about personal finance or lifestyle?
  3. Do you want to increase your blog traffic?

Question #3 Hint: There’s no such thing as a blogger that doesn’t want more traffic.

If you spend any time at all reading personal finance blogs, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the famous Yakezie badge (shown on your right).

If you haven’t seen the badge before, here’s a few of my favorite bloggers that are proud members of the Yazezie network: Financial Samurai, Invest it Wisely, Retire by 40, and Beating Broke.

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Exodus: Starting the Journey

The exodus has begun.

Yep, you heard that right.  This is the start of the journey which will take you to the land of Milk and Honey.

Exodus: Starting the JourneyIt’s going to take some hard work and discipline, but the prize at the end of the road is worth it.

This journey will take you on a path that leads to the personal finance promised land.

Before we embark, let’s take a moment to look around and see where we are now.

According to the 2012 National Financial Literacy Survey:

  • 39% of Americans have credit card debt.
  • 56% don’t have a budget.
  • 40% are saving less than last year.
  • 42% would give themselves a C, D, or F when it comes to their knowledge of personal finances.

The results are clear.  People need help with their money.  The average person is trapped in their failing finances.

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