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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…

The Top Tools You Need To Start An Online Business

Do you have an idea for a business that you have been sitting on? When I was in my corporate job, I thought starting a business meant leasing a business space downtown, putting up a sign and going to networking events. It wasn’t until I started researching that I realized there was a whole other…

How To Make Your Own Money Rules

**Disclaimer: This blog post was written back in February, and my husband is now happily re-employed. I will be sharing more in the future about how we navigated this transition period of cutting back and interruptions in income. It tested my own systems, and I’m happy to say, the systems worked perfectly.   My clients…