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Mid Year Check-ups, Profitable Hobbies, and Financial Peace

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The year is halfway through – time to have a financial check-up and make sure your money is doing what it needs to. We also look at money making hobbies you can try out to boost your income and unwind after work. 

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For those who subscribe to the podcast you may have noticed that this week’s mini-episode is later than usual. I have a very good reason – I was out of town catching up with family.

We’re back now – physically tired, but emotionally energized.  I had the pleasure of watching our daughters play with their great grandmother and aunt along with so many others at the reunion.

Using Money to Build Up Your MarriageThe year is halfway through – time to have a financial check-up and make sure your money is doing what it needs to. We also look at money making hobbies you can try out to boost your income and unwind after work.

I know the title of this podcast includes money in it, but I do hope you take away from every show is the fact that money isn’t the focus.

It’s your marriage and your family. Money is simply a tool to help you.

You may recall from my interview with Chris, the FPU coordinator, the more a couple works on their communication, the better the finances can be because you have two people working on that same goal.

So if you haven’t already, make a date. Catch up on your finances. And if you need help, my post from Monday may help.

I began the week talking about doing a mid-year check-up on our own finances.

Every couple is different, but I think you should do a comprehensive money review at least once a season.

It’ll give you a chance to look over how your money is doing and whether or not you should make changes.

Don’t be afraid if things aren’t going as well as you thought or hoped.

We’ve had a roller-coaster of a ride for the first half of 2015. I’d like to have paid down our student loans faster, but stepping back, we’re still moving in the right direction.

We’re adjusting appropriately and determined to make the rest of the year better.

Money Saving and Making Hobbies

The second post I wrote was about learning and building a money making hobby.

I’m not suggesting that you only take on hobbies that make you money. I just want you to look at creating things to relax and unwind rather than just consume.

It’s a more productive use of your time, and sometimes finding that career that you love starts off with a new hobby.

For me, it’s fixing up some of our tables and cabinets around our place. Not an expert by any means, but I discovered that redoing some pieces can fun.

So how about you? What do you like to do to unwind?

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