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”

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.”

How much money does cooking it yourself REALLY save you?

Before you get into this blog post, know that I am a busy mom, wife, and entrepreneur. Even though my passion is to help women make their money pretty… I am NOT gonna tell you that going out for dinner or ordering meals in is a no-no. I GET what it’s like to come homeContinue reading “How much money does cooking it yourself REALLY save you?”

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”

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”

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.”