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How to Break the Budget Blues

We’ve been there…  Working ridiculously hard on our money goals, sacrificing every day and sinking into a rut.  It can get pretty difficult working that budget week after week.  This is especially true if you’ve been at it for a while. The humdrum of the day to day budgeting can get old.  You begin to Read More

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Our Biggest Debt Payoff Mistakes

We’ve been debt free now for about five months and there have definitely been some aha moments since.  You know, “if I had known then what I know now” kind of thing.  Paying off debt is a complicated road.  At some point, you have to decide which direction to take and run with it.  You Read More

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Important Budget Categories for Every Family

I’ve known for a while now that there are suggested budget categories and percentages to income for each category.  Why it has taken me so long to write this or compare our budget to the suggested percentages is beyond me.  We recently did a no spend week which sparked my curiosity.  I learned during that Read More

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Book Review: Your Money God’s Way

One of my last articles of 2017 was my reading list for the New Year.  I was, and still am, excited to dive into some new books this year.  A few weeks ago I finished my first one of the year and thought I’d do a quick book review for those of you who are Read More

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Do you have Negative Equity? Fixing it and Avoiding it for Good!

I have been so excited to share this article by Katie at Chain of Wealth.  The lessons Katie learned are valuable for each of us as we navigate the sometimes difficult decisions with our money.  Without further delay, here is her excellent article on negative equity with an important lesson on co-signing on a loan.   Read More

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6 Tips to Build Your Emergency Fund Fast

One of the best ways to get your finances in order is to get an emergency fund in place.  With an emergency fund, you no longer have to rely on your credit card or overdraft protection to cover those unexpected expenses.  And when you work your tail off to build your emergency fund, you’ll be Read More

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A Practical Guide to Getting Your Finances in Check

Happy New Year! I hope you ended 2017 with a bang and can look back on the year with a grateful heart and joy at what you experienced throughout the year. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for me to get back at it. I look forward to helping you thrive with your Read More

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10 Incredible Books for your 2018 Reading List!

Goal setting is big this time of year.  I talked about my goal setting process last week… click the link below if you missed it and need some help setting goals.  As I’ve been brainstorming goals for 2018, I’ve been thinking that I’d like to set a goal to increase my reading next year.  I’ll Read More

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2018 EPIC Goal Setting Guide!!

New Year’s resolutions are lame!  I’ve gotta be honest, I am not a fan of resolutions because they are typically unrealistic and unattainable.  Folks are setting themselves up for failure on the onset.  I’ll tell ya one thing though, I love this time of year for so many reasons and one of those is planning Read More

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Year-end Charitable Giving Guide

Hopefully, you survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday today… Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and if you’ve been with me long, you know that I am a HUGE fan of giving!!  The holiday season is all about giving to others.  I love this time of year because of that.  It warms my heart Read More