About Lavish Green
Lavish Green is an independently run personal finance website. Our goal is to provide you, our reader, with helpful information, tools, and access to resources that will enable you to make positive changes in your life through smarter financial choices.
A Lavish Lifestyle vs. a Lavish Life
The word lavish often gets used to describe a lifestyle. A lavish lifestyle might include a big house, fancy car, the latest fashion, expensive toys. When used like this, lavish means “sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious.” If you’re looking for tips on how to achieve a lavish lifestyle, you’ve come to the wrong place. Or have you? Read on!
At Lavish Green we believe in living a lavish life -- a life in which you control where your money (a.k.a. “green”) comes from and where your money goes. A life where you know how to grow it and not owe it. A life where you protect the wealth and things you love. An informed life where you have more control over your personal finances.
A Lavish Green Life
A Lavish Green life includes the skills to find a job, advance your career, spend wisely, save money, manage debt, grow your credit, protect your future and fund important goals like going to college, buying a home or car or maintaining the one you have. To us, lavish means “bestow something in generous ... quantities”. Our goal is to bestow you with personal finance knowledge, skills, tips and tricks and help you make more informed decisions for a better life.
Are you ready to live a Lavish Green life? Ready to have a strong handle on where your money comes from and where it goes? It might even lead to a lavish lifestyle but that’s up to you. The journey towards better personal finance skills and a lavish life starts here. Ready to get started?
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