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Kids And Christmas: How Much Is TOO much?

Christmas is a pickle for kids, yo. I can reign in expectations for adults. Point out we clearly don’t need more presents. Shift to giving more of my time and energy instead of stuff. That’s all great. But for my two year old? It feels much more complex. I want him to have a Christmas…

How To Prioritize Luxury In Your Budget

The word luxury is rich, cozy, and chic all wrapped up into one word. It invokes warm fuzzy feelings of spa days, fluffy robes and gobs of money. While I might not find myself at the spa on a regular basis (someday!) I can still find ways to incorporate little luxuries into my life by…

How To Adjust Your Spending By Season

My new blog post today looks a little different. I don’t have a new how-to series, no free training to promote. Today, I’m sharing a little bit more about my life. Both so you can get to know me better and so I can show you how I apply my value-based spending principles to my…

The Investment Most People Overlook

What’s your most valuable asset? I’ll wait right here while you think about it. Did you think of a 401K account? Your house’s value? These are important, sure. But I would argue that the most valuable asset you have is YOU. You generate income. You decided how to spend and invest that income. You write…

4 Secrets To Mastering The Art Of Shopping Your Closet

Do you ever get invited to an event and automatically think… I have nothing to wear? Maybe you know exactly what kind of dress would be perfect for the event, or you just feel like getting something new to feel your best. I get it. But I also know how you can end up with…

Frugal Is A Dirty Word

I recently joined some budgeting FB groups to learn more and engage with a new community. But I quickly found I didn’t belong. It was a good reminder that while the goal to have healthy finances may be a uniting goal, the path to get there can have very different ideals that guide them. Here…