3 Back-To-School SAVINGS tips that you probably FORGOT.

Here we are… the last long weekend before the kids go back to school! Can you believe it?? By now you’ve probably already done most of your back-to-school prep, such as:  🎒 Buying school supplies (and hopefully you went through your house to use what you ALREADY have… I know you’ve got 1000 pencil crayonsContinue reading “3 Back-To-School SAVINGS tips that you probably FORGOT.”

How to CUT your grocery bill in time for back to school!

Have you noticed that your grocery budget is higher? Nope, you’re not going crazy. The amount of money we’re spending on groceries is actually increasing each year (thanks, inflation.) Plus, many busy families find that they spend a lot more on food during the summertime. It makes sense! You’re busy… you’re shopping on the flyContinue reading “How to CUT your grocery bill in time for back to school!”

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.”

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 MAJOR Money BLOCKS for Busy Moms.

Have you ever tried to catch a ball, only to get blocked by someone? You can’t help but feel disappointed because you nearly reached your goal to catch the ball, but you didn’t. People face blocks all the time. It’s a part of life. Busy Moms face a LOT of blocks. (and overcome a lot,Continue reading “3 MAJOR Money BLOCKS for Busy Moms.”