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One Simple Way To Take Care Of Your Money

Clean out your wallet. Whether you think it sounds “woo woo” or not, money has an energy. It demands to be treated with respect and doesn’t like to be ignored. Just like our language affects our wealth, so does our daily interaction with money. Crumpled up bills in your wallet send the message that they…

How To Beat The Credit Card Habit

I hate credit cards. This hasn’t always been the case. Credit cards have been really useful to me in the past. They were my safety net when I was short on cash, my fail safe Ialwayshavethecard back up plan. But then I realized that credit cards had me trapped in an ugly cycle. Sure, I…

Winter Blues? How To Stay On Track With Your Money

It’s a very grey January around here. Spring is nowhere in sight, it gets dark way to early and its flu season! For me, it takes a few weeks to snap out of this post-holiday, mid-winter fog. And when I’m in it, I’m not always my go-getter, Type-A-To-The-Max self. So, some stuff slides. It happens,…

Four Reasons NOT To Shop On Black Friday

I wonder what the pilgrims would think of the Black Friday phenomenon? I bet they’d say “What the hell?” Heading out at 4 am to snag the best Black Friday deal under the guise of saving money is well… shortsighted. You might have saved a buck, but are you evaluating the true cost of the…

How To Vote With Your Dollars

I love this quote by Anna Lappe. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” I have a awesome farmers market within walking distance of my house. The produce is organic, locally sourced, fresh and tasty. Shopping there is definitely more expensive then going to my local…

Investing: It’s A Lot Like Laundry

Managing your money efficiently can sometimes feel like a chore. (Even to me from time to time!) It’s the same with household chores. I love my house clean, but the actual cleaning it part? Not so much. But if I had to pick, I would say my favorite chore to do is laundry. After some…