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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…

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…