Be a Badass

Yup, I said it - Badass. You might have been one of these as you shoveled some snow this weekend. But, for today’s purposes, I mean a Badass with your money. This weekend, I watched The Intern, appropriately named for the senior intern position given to Ben Whittaker, played by Robert DeNiro. Trust me - it’s a funny movie! Ben emphatically describes CEO Jules Ostin, played by Ann Hathaway, as a Badass because she runs her online fashion business with persistence and tenacity.  

And, yes, you too have the opportunity to be a money Badass. Let’s not forget that you are the CEO of your money. Embrace this term because it means that you are doing everything you can to put yourself in a position to take action and set yourself up for success.


3 Badass Moves You Can Make This Week:


Get High Value At Low Prices. I’m borrowing this action item from a list of Warren Buffet’s top pearls of wisdom. His advice is appropriate for times like this, when the market is tanking. Now, you can take advantage of low prices with exchange traded funds. But, for those of you who have an appetite for individual securities, now might be an opportune time to find some goodies. I’m looking myself!


Get A Better Airline Credit Card. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but credit card rewards are not as good as they use to be. If you’re like me, you’ve tied to use your credit card to rack up airline miles. The problem is that airlines are not parting with their miles as easy as they use to be – my United and Southwest airline points just don’t allow me to go anywhere I want to go when I want to go. Here are several recommendations on credit cards that provide better rewards for dollars spent.


Tell Someone You’re a Badass. Tell a family member, friend, or colleague ….”I’m a Badass.” Yes, be proud of your decision to take control of your money.


Remember, this year is all about taking action. Get yours!