Action creates motivation… not the other way around.

I don’t know about you… but I am almost NEVER motivated to go to a workout class. There are days when I am literally dragging my feet. But I have learned that if I just take it one step at a time… Have coffee. (MUST) Put my workout clothes on (even if I haven’t convincedContinue reading “Action creates motivation… not the other way around.”

Why Cooking with your Spouse is just like BUDGETING

Do you cook with your spouse? I do… sometimes. Not often.  (truth be told, Graham is the better cook. He enjoys cooking more… and it shows when the food is on the table…)  Even if you don’t prepare meals together, just imagine that you do for the next couple of minutes.  So how do youContinue reading “Why Cooking with your Spouse is just like BUDGETING”

Is the stock market like gambling?

The financial planning industry will tell you it’s just too hard, too risky, and too stressful to learn about the stock market on your own. When I ask women why they don’t invest, I hear things like… “I don’t know where to start”or “I’m afraid to lose my money” But… the truth is that the stock marketContinue reading “Is the stock market like gambling?”

How to budget when your cost of living is too high

Step 1: Create a budget plan.  Most people who tell me that their cost of living is getting in the way of them accomplishing their goals don’t have a written budget… that’s actually working.  You can’t control the cost of gas or groceries… but you can control your road map to success. You can getContinue reading “How to budget when your cost of living is too high”

Make Money… doing things that you’re already doing.

Imagine what you would do if you had a couple extra hundred bucks coming in every month.  And before you scoff and say “I don’t have time to do anything MORE just to make a couple hundred dollars…” hear me out.  MOST of the members in the Pretty Money Club are busy Moms. We areContinue reading “Make Money… doing things that you’re already doing.”

Don’t believe your lizard brain.

Hey there, friend. I just had to write a quick post to confirm that THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS TRUE… Those thoughts in your head about why you should buy this or that. Those justifications. That ‘reasoning’ voice.   You know what I mean, dontcha? Things like…  “I’ll use it for many years so I won’t need toContinue reading “Don’t believe your lizard brain.”

3 TOXIC myths about money that you probably believe.

Today, we’ll cover the 3 toxic myths about money that all beginners MUST break away from in order to achieve PRETTY money. (If you’re new to me and not sure what I mean by pretty money… think about what ugly money is. Worrying, feeling crushed by debt, stressed… Now think the opposite.) I’ve served hundreds of 1:1Continue reading “3 TOXIC myths about money that you probably believe.”

The best piece of advice ever.

The best piece of advice I have ever received in my life was from a woman that I really admire… Marie Forleo. Yes… a lot of people admire Marie. If you don’t know who she is, I seriously recommend going to her website. She exudes optimism and encouragement. Her goal is to leave YOU feeling empowered.Continue reading “The best piece of advice ever.”

2020: the year of RENEWAL – redefining our future

In the Pretty Money Club, I use a lot of THEMES to inspire learning and conversation. Every month, we have a new theme and I teach weekly lessons based off that theme. Last month was RESP’s. The month before was wills. During my grocery challenge I teach a system for shopping that uses meal-themes toContinue reading “2020: the year of RENEWAL – redefining our future”

3 things you can do TODAY to get better with money.

I’m all about action. I’m a busy mom of two active boys and an accredited financial counselor that coaches busy moms on all things money. I GET how busy life is. And in my life, I always want practical solutions that I can take ACTION on right away. ‘Cause let’s face it… If I don’tContinue reading “3 things you can do TODAY to get better with money.”