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How to escape a toxic workplace

For years, I worked in a really toxic environment. It seemed like almost everyone in the office was blaming and gossiping non-stop. And that included my boss who played favorites and liked to place blame constantly. It was completely draining and although I wanted out, I had zero energy by the end of the day…

Spring Clean Your Money Habits

If I have learned one thing on my money journey, it’s that good money management isn’t just about the numbers. I love a good system, but managing your money in a sustainable way (that feels good) is also about your habits. Money habits tend to have a mind of their own. If you ignore them…

The Biggest Mistake New Budgeters Make

You’re all pumped; You are going to do this for REAL this time. You are going to conquer the budget game! So you diligently set up a monthly budget that you vow to stick to… but pretty soon you realize it isn’t working. You start busting through certain budget categories early in the month and…

How To Set Prices For Your Service Based Business

Charge what you’re worth. I hear this simple little saying everywhere. But let’s unpack it a little bit… Really, what you charge has nothing to do with your worth. Your worth is separate from any pricing conversation and should never be impacted by money. Sure, I get what the phrase is trying to say. Make…

The #1 Thing You Can Do For Your Financial Health

Budgeting, cutting expenses, trying to earn more, student loans, 401k contributions… managing your money has a lot of different pieces requiring your attention. And at the end of the day I know you just want to feel GOOD about it all, that you are doing the RIGHT things and that you are headed in the…

Afford To Be A Stay-at-Home Mom In 6 Easy Steps

The decision to go back to work or stay at home can be a hard one. It also can feel like a polarizing topic to discuss with friends and family, with most taking a hard stance with whatever side they most agree with. But, that’s stupid. Every family has a unique set of circumstances, experience,…