This Holiday Season, RELAX yourself… NOT your budget.

As we wrap up another year, I want to offer you a huge THANK YOU for being here, on my blog. You’re here because you have a vested interest in your financial well-being. You’re seeking ways to have money for the things you want in life. You need simplicity… because you’re busy. You don’t haveContinue reading “This Holiday Season, RELAX yourself… NOT your budget.”

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!”

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!”

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”

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.”

Eat Healthy, Save Money.

No, I’m not pulling your leg. Yes, it is possible! Some of you may already practice healthy eating and find that you save money while doing it. Others may be skeptical that healthy eating actually ends up costing less in the long run. Regardless of your situation, I was inspired to write this article toContinue reading “Eat Healthy, Save Money.”

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”

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?!”