About Steve Goodwin

Hi, my name is Steve Goodwin! I’m very passionate about personal finance and teaching people how to beat debt and build wealth using the Dave Ramsey baby steps. If you find any of my information helpful, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and let me know! I love interacting and helping people out with their budget!

How To Stay Focused On Your Goals When Disaster Or Impulse Strikes

Setting goals is important in our lives, right? They give us something to strive for. We set them to motivate ourselves to achieve a place that we think will be better in our lives. But, what happens when disaster strikes and you find yourself facing an emergency situation? How [...]

By |2016-12-18T01:46:00-05:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Focused, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , |

Creating a Financial Budget That Empowers

Creating A Budget That Empowers You! When was the last time that you created a budget? What was the experience like? Do you still budget month to month? Everyone has their own opinions about the dreaded "B" word. Yes, I'm talking about the budget. Depending on who you talk [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:09:53-05:00November 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Empowered, Be Thrifty|Tags: |

What Is The Best Way To Support Our Kids Financially?

Finances are tricky. We all have our own personal views on what it takes to run our finances successfully. When someone else falls on hard times, we go about supporting them in different ways. When it's kids that are the ones that are asking for extra support, it can [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:09:56-05:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Supportive, Be Thrifty|Tags: |

Becoming More Resilient With Your Finances

How resilient were you during your last financial setback? Was it a catastrophe that you are still bouncing back from? Did you learn anything that you will be putting into place to be better prepared for next time? I think it's not a matter of if we are resilient, I [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:39-05:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Resilient, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , , |

How Financially Personable Are You?

When someone starts broaching the subject of finances with you, how do you respond? Do you dodge the question and try to change the subject as quickly as possible? Do you even know the answer to the question? Or do you come out swinging and blast them with your all-knowing [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:43-05:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Personable, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , |

Financial Goal Planning: 5 Ways To Stay Persistent

5 ways to creating your financial goal plan and being persistent. Make time to work on your financial goal plan. Get an accountability partner. Define the "why" of your financial game plan. Set a Financial Goal Plan With Actionable Steps To Get There. Be Persistent In Tracking Progress of [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:48-05:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Be Persistent, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , |

5 Ways To Increase Financial Communication Between Couples

Increasing Financial Communication Between Couples can save marriages. Check out these 5 ways to increase your financial communication with your spouse.  Learn the differences about what money means to men and women. Hold a monthly budget meeting. Become a good listener. Define your goals with your spouse. Set individual [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:02-05:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Communicative, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , , , |

Inspiring Your Kids To Be More Financially Responsible Than You

Key Takeaways More is caught than taught with kids. Walk the walk by getting your finances in order first. Include them in on what you are doing. Look for teachable moments to share your experience. Being a parent, I’m sure you’ve thought about your children from time to [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:04-05:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Be Inspired, Be Thrifty|Tags: , |

Why You Shouldn’t Loan Money To Friends and Family

Key Takeaways Don't loan money to friends and family. If you must give money to them, do so freely, and without strings attached. Have you ever had the experience of lending money to friends or family with the expectation of them paying it back only for them to [...]

By |2019-02-09T16:16:26-05:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Sibling, Be Thrifty, Published on GMP|Tags: , , |

How is Your Financial Health?

Remember these simple rules and you will be on your way to being much healthier. Know your net worth and do your monthly budget. Recognize and manage lifestyle inflation. See the difference between needs vs. wants and spend accordingly. Start saving early. Build and maintain your emergency fund. In [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:08-05:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Healthy, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , , |

Why I Decided To Pay Off Debt

When I was just starting out on my own, there were many things going on in my life. I was learning what bills where and how they worked and how credit worked as well. I had a mindset of “how much a month”. If the amount was less than [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:08-05:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Thrifty|Tags: , , , , |