YeBu Resources

What does it mean to Live Big® in these trying times?

What does Live Big® mean?  Some may interpret it as meaning “spend big”, “live large” or a recommendation to some other form of overindulgence.  But Live Big is not about the size of your wallet, it’s about the size of your life.  In these crazy economic times, it can sometimes be difficult to remember the areas in our life where we can Live Big without spending (much, if any) money.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Financial Planning

How to Guard Against Identity Theft

With identity theft on the rise and theives becoming ever more sophisticated, it takes more than a good shredder to stay ahead of the curve (though a good shredder doesn’t hurt)

Introduction to Investments by Prof. William Goetzmann

This excellent online textbook covers all of the key elements of Modern Portfolio Theory and represents a first-class introduction to the subject for anyone who aspires to a deeper understanding of this important topic.

The Money Savvy Pig

The Money Savvy Pig is a piggy bank divided into four compartments – save, spend, donate, and invest – intended to help children learn that money involves choices. Also available is the Cash Cache Beginning Personal Finance Organizer for ages 11-16. This sturdy organizer is designed on the same interactive principals as the piggy bank which reinforce financial goal setting and making financial choices.

Visa Buxx

A good tool for helping teenagers learn about credit cards is Visa Buxx, a Visa debit card that can be recharged via the Web (you might pay allowances into it, for example). Parents and teens can track spending via the Web and parents can even program email alerts if purchases are made at locations selling items inappropriate for teens.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson