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This was in Success Magazine, September 2011 Issue…

10 Best Practices to make the most of your money…

10) Spend less than you earn- This one simple practice will save you a world of trouble

9) Use your bank’s auto pay system- Setting your recurring bills on auto-pay helps ensure you will never miss a payment.

8) Limit Other’s access to your money- Beyond creating strong passwords, make sure you maintain control by sending payments rather than allowing others to draft your account.

7) Read the fine print- Don’t sign any financial documents until you understand exactly what you are agreeing to.

6) Keep college loans under control- Don’t spend more on higher education than you’ll earn the first year.

5) Protect yourself and your family- Cover the basics with life, health, home and auto insurance.

4) Pay down debt- It really doesn’t matter if it is good debt or bad debt. Simplify life by getting rid of any debt that is hanging over your head.

3) Educate yourself- Protect agains scams by arming yourself with information from multiple independent sources.

2) Practice giving- Sharing your wealth with others fosters an additude of abundance that permeates your entire life.

1) Pay yourself first- Everytime you earn money, set aside a predetermined percentage for both long term and short term savings