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.”

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”

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”

How to Avoid BLOWING YOUR BUDGET as the economy re-opens

Being stuck at home has its perks. If you’re like the ladies that voted on my poll… you’re actually saving money. No daycare bills. No Friday night movie nights. No vacations. Student loan repayments are put on hold. Less driving and parking. No kids sports registrations. Most people said that they have more cash onContinue reading “How to Avoid BLOWING YOUR BUDGET as the economy re-opens”

11 Ways to talk about MONEY with your partner.

Download my free list “7 tips for having SUCCESSFUL money chats with your partner” Marriage can be full of joy and fulfillment, but it definitely ain’t a walk in the park. Anyone who has been married any amount of time can tell you it’s NOT always easy. And what about money management? Same story. It’sContinue reading “11 Ways to talk about MONEY with your partner.”

Are you making the NUMBER ONE money mistake?!

This might be the NUMBER ONE mistake when it comes to money….Not planning for FUTURE YOU. In my day to day practice, I find that most people think about their budget within the NOW… what will they need this month? When it comes to debt, most people think in the PAST… where they spent theirContinue reading “Are you making the NUMBER ONE money mistake?!”

You Need a B WORD.

… BUDGET. Woah there! Did you just CRINGE at the word “budget”? You, like many other people, may get a negative feeling even mentioning the big “B” word. I personally love it. I get EXCITED when I get to talk about budgeting. My day is MADE when someone tells me how my budget tips changedContinue reading “You Need a B WORD.”

3 Ways to Cut Your Christmas Spending!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Christmas falls on December 25th this year! I’m only kidding a little bit. Why? In reality, we all know what day Christmas is… yet every year we fail to plan for the cost! Gifts to buy… time off work… turkey dinners to make… it all racks up. If you’re in my innerContinue reading “3 Ways to Cut Your Christmas Spending!”

Can We Just STOP with the Gift Giving this Christmas?

Christmas has become a retail festival with a CONSUMERISM mindset… and it shouldn’t be. Christmas should be joyous, a time to relax and spend quality time with the people that we care about…. but it causes some people unhappiness, debt , and anxiety. Many people this season will feel obligated to buy gifts for friends,Continue reading “Can We Just STOP with the Gift Giving this Christmas?”

Do YOU have a UNICORN BUDGET?

You’re probably thinking that a unicorn budget is awesome, because unicorns are clearly a super awesome and popular buzz word right now. But a unicorn budget is NOT a good thing. What do I mean by “UNICORN BUDGET?” Well, if you have created your budget, your spending plan, by numbers that you THINK make sense…Continue reading “Do YOU have a UNICORN BUDGET?”