Introduction

Jump Rope Finances: Origin

Cinderella, dressed in Yellow

Went downstairs to kiss her Fellow

Made a mistake and kissed a snake

How many Doctors did it take?

One. Two. Three.  Four……..

I learned this jump rope song when I visited my nieces about 20 years ago.    They were, and still are, one of the greatest joys of my life!     Today, the original seven are all young women and I’ve added many more nieces and nephews along with a few kids of my own to the mix.     One of my nephews was recently engaged, and when I saw an article about marriage and finance, I sent it to him telling him of my love of all things personal finance and offering any help or words of wisdom as needed.     Fast forward six months, and I thought I could share this same love of finances with a few of my southern 20 to 30 something nieces via monthly text of financial tips.   Just one more way to stay connected to them and to share what I love.    So, I sent them a tip and they seemed to really like my once a month financial tip idea.    The tip generated some great questions back, but the answers were too lengthy to answer in a text.    As I started thinking it through, I mentioned my monthly tips to another young woman who immediately asked to be added to my text list and I thought… maybe I’m on to something here.   Maybe I should write a blog and Jump Rope Finances was born. 

The story of Cinderella is a story of rags to riches, much like how your finances might play out.   Perhaps now you are struggling with debt, no savings and no retirement and have no idea where to start.    Like the jump rope song, you might have come here to get some answers, but have made mistakes along the way and will probably make a few more.    Personal finance is one of those things that you must work at again and again.    But if you keep at it, you just might turn into a Prince or Princess yourself.    Just like jumping rope, the more you do it, the better your become.   So I hope you’ll check back monthly for some quick and easy tips to get you headed in the direction of living happily ever.  

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