7 ways to Cut Christmas Costs!

… Do you hear the jingle bells, yet? I KNOW that many of you have probably already started your Christmas shopping. Many of you are still thinking about it. But before you jump into the shopping frenzy, let’s talk.  Christmas is the time of year when IMPULSE buying gets out of hand. Sure, it canContinue reading “7 ways to Cut Christmas Costs!”

Let’s Talk about Debt, baby!

I get it. That crushing feeling weighing on your shoulders… that underlying stress and anxiety you feel in your body every time you pull out your card to swipe a transaction. You’re thinking about your debt MULTIPLE times a day. It’s stressful… it’s overwhelming… it’s frustrating. Society has conditioned us to think that debt isContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Debt, baby!”

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.”

Finding your motivation

I confess that I have felt COMPLETELY unmotivated to revisit my budget…. AND THIS IS WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING! When the pandemic hit, I spent a ton of money to keep my kids entertained while I moved my office home. And it was really easy to think “Well, since I don’t have toContinue reading “Finding your motivation”

Should we talk about a guaranteed basic income program?

The concept of a guaranteed basic income (or better known as Universal Basic Income, UBI) is simple: figure out how much money a family needs for essentials, and if the household income is not enough, top it up. But putting this idea into practice hasn’t been so easy. Many experts believe that a UBI wouldContinue reading “Should we talk about a guaranteed basic income program?”

10 things to do on your family STAYCATION this Spring Break!

Are you sticking around for Spring Break this year? The number of people that go into debt for vacations is insane. You do NOT have to go somewhere exotic or drop hundreds of dollars for a few hours getting your feet rubbed at the spa to have a memorable spring break vacay. You can goContinue reading “10 things to do on your family STAYCATION this Spring Break!”