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My Favorite Money Intention For Saving Money

More times than not, when I am having a money conversation with someone they share with me their big money goals: Pay off debt, save for a house, or have enough to retire. Those are big, awesome goals. But big, awesome goals take a lot of time and energy to achieve. Before you can make…

Sneaky Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Holiday Budget

It’s SO easy to get carried away during the holiday season. You have a list a mile long. You want to be the person that gets the nice, thoughtful, gift. You want to have a holiday season to remember. But you also don’t want to be paying off your Christmas in February, because bringing holiday…

Why Pinching Pennies Doesn’t Work (and how to stop)

I don’t agree with pinching pennies. There, I said it. As a Money Coach, this might come as a surprise. But it is the truth. And lately, I have been seeing a lot of blogging material on social media that takes this approach. In case you are seeing this trend too, I want to share…

5 Reasons You Buy Stuff You Don’t Need (And How To Stop)

We live in a buy, buy, buy, culture. And there is a lot of privilege that comes with that. It’s pretty amazing that we can get whatever we need, whenever we need it, with the click of the finger. But the culture of “buying” can also have unwanted consequences. Your closet becomes jammed full. Your…

The Best Way To Save Money For Education

Ever since my son was born three years ago, I have been putting checks from Grandparents and other family members into a regular old savings account.   Each check was relatively small but they started adding up fast.   Each time I deposited a check I would think to myself, “You should be doing something…

The Critical Money Moves You Have Been Ignoring

Whether you have school-age kids or not, something happens at the end of August that makes you realize summer is coming to an end. All of a sudden the evening air has a chill, your calendar is filling up and it takes a just little longer in the morning for the sun to rise. I…