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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 […] Read more…

A simple trick to make a REALISTIC spending plan

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 […] Read more…

The power of less this holiday season

Holiday commitments are important, fun and fulfilling. But when we try to do it all it can also be stressful and expensive. There are a million strategies for saving money. What if de-stressing your holiday was as simple as just doing less? Less. A few less gifts to buy. An invitation declined. A few decoration […] Read more…

Overwhelmed by Christmas costs?

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 […] Read more…

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What your food numbers really tell you

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 […] 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…

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