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One simple trick to spend less on gifts

Are you feeling it yet? The encroachment of the gift giving season? I’m feeling it: Strongly. I’m already stressed about starting to get my lists checked off. Stressed about the number of gifts I need to buy, stressed about staying on budget, stressed about how much stuff my son will get. It’s all is so […] Read more…

Don’t wait till it gets better to get started

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 […] Read more…

Trying to save money or lose weight?

I ate a lot of hamburgers when I was pregnant. They were damn delicious and what my body wanted at the time. But when Caden turned 9 months old I decided it was time to put some effort into losing the baby “hamburger” weight. So I started a workout program for the first time in […] Read more…

A budget isn’t about spending less. Its about this….

People always get scared to show me their budget because they think I’m going to tell them where they are spending too much money. But that isn’t the case. My goal is to optimize your budget, not just reduce it. Optimizing your spending focuses on where your money is going. Building a spending plan and sticking […] Read more…

What to do with your bonus or tax return

It’s tax and bonus season, and if you are one of the lucky people who gets either of these things (or both!) I want to make sure you know how to handle that big check. Before you get the check, you need to figure out how it will be allocated to different accounts or expenses. […] Read more…

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