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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 […] Read more…

Budgeting your way to your ideal life

In our culture, we are a society of consumers. More is better. Newer is better. And repeat. Newsflash: This is a rollercoaster to nowhere. If your spending money as fast as you are making, if your days and weeks are one big whirlwind of activity, if your are stressed or not satisfied with your life….. […] Read more…

How to spend money with intention: My exact formula

One of my favorite things to work with my clients on is value based spending. I truly believe the more we incorporate value based spending into our lives the happier we will be. As its core, value based spending is spending money with intention. I think of this in two pieces: * Do I want […] Read more…

Avoiding the comparison trap

Getting caught in the comparison trap literally steals your money. You end up spending money on things you didn’t originally want or need until you saw someone else had it. And it happens to all of us, repeat: All of us. You’re not excluded. (Neither am I!) You don’t have to be driving a fancy […] Read more…

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