The Power of Automation

“The number one financial mistake is not to have your finances on automatic.” -David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire. I have been hearing and reading more about automating finances. Up until just a couple months ago, I hated automatic payments. I had tried it a few years back and it was an epic fail.…

5 Ways to Organize a Financial Life

I have been getting more requests for guest posts, which has been terrific! It is awesome to see others who wish to share their thoughts and ideas. Today’s post is another guest post from a new contributor to Defeating Normal, Sarah Smith. Sarah has been a personal finance author for the last five years. She is…