Rule #1: Spend Less than You Earn

In order to save and invest for our financial goals, we must live within our means – it is really as simple as that – but often challenging for many people to accomplish. All financial goals require a savings plan, but if all cash flow is allocated elsewhere, these goals Continue Reading →

Make Some, Save & Invest, Live on the Rest

For the initial blog post on Mark’s Money Mind, I thought it would best to give a quick introduction. My name is Mark Trautman and I live in Crested Butte, Colorado with my wife and daughter. I retired from full-time employment at the end of 2015 after a 28 year career Continue Reading →