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The BEST Thing You Can Do For Your Budget After Holiday Shopping

Remember all that online shopping you just did for the Holidays? How many different companies or websites did you buy from? For each website you purchased from, it’s likely you got added to their email marketing list. Seeing sales emails hit your inbox only does one thing: makes you want to buy. Sometimes out of…

A Fun Way To Set Christmas Expectations With Kids

Today, I want to share an idea I love that helps set holiday expectations with kids. This is geared towards kids but can also keep the gift buyers (us parents!) in check with our spending. The idea is to have your kids make their Christmas wish lists by considering these four categories: Something they want…

A Simple Trick To Make A REALISTIC Christmas Budget

Fact: The information you hold in your head isn’t reliable. When it comes to money we double count, round down and forget to add the tax or shipping. It’s a sub conscious protection mechanism to make us feel better about spending. That’s why its’ important to know your numbers. Numbers don’t lie. So whether you…

A Quick Tip To Spending Less This Holiday Season

I’ve told you before that I like to shop. But I HATE shopping during the holiday season. The closer the holiday gets the more the inventory is picked over and the crowds crazy-town. You better believe when I’m fighting crowds on December 20th trying to check the last few items off my list, I will…

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The Better Way To Track Food Numbers In Your Budget

Food is a hot button topic on any budget. It’s one of the first areas my clients zero in on to cut back. When you first start tracking, your food totals can be shocking! As a coach, food is also one of the first categories I want to look at with my clients because it’s…

Life Too Busy To Look at Your Money Stuff? Read this…

We want our financial lives to be linear. Your salary, savings and net worth continually increasing. But that isn’t real life. Real life is layoffs, jobs you hate, medical issues, and kids. Real life is “I don’t care how much the pizza costs, just order it.” As you ebb and we flow through life, so…