Investing: It’s a lot like laundry

Managing your money efficiently can sometimes feel like a chore. (Even to me from time to time!) It’s the same with household chores. I love my house clean, but the actual cleaning it part? Not so much. But if I had to pick, I would say my favorite chore to do is laundry. After some […] Read more…

How to identify your money leaks

Spending one afternoon binge shopping at the local outlet mall is a pretty easy expense to call out. It’s easily identified, you say, “Oops! No shopping for a while” and move on. Small expenses are harder to identify. You need to have small indulgences built into your spending plan to keep it viable. But there […] Read more…

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How big how big of an emergency fund do you need?

We are back this week, breaking down the advice of financial gurus Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. Last week we looked at how to pay down your debt and this week we’re tackling emergency funds. Question: How Big of an Emergency Fund do you need? Dave says your emergency fund should be 3-6 months of living […] Read more…

Two strategies to pay off your debt

There is a lot of personal finance advice out there! I personally love to read all the latest books on money management, but I realize not everyone is that big of a money nerd. So today I’m going to break down the guru wisdom of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman and tell you how you […] Read more…

Three ways to start saving this week

Its September, and while in Seattle we are still having summer like weather, we know we are on borrowed time. Time to dig out the scarves, polish up the boots and cuddle up to watch some football. This seasonal transition is the best time of the year, for me, to revisit goals. If your goal is […] Read more…

Why you should invest in travel

It’s been a while since my last post, in part because I just returned from a 9-day journey to Belize. This trip was the first we have taken that was paid for before we left. It was an awesome feeling, but I haven’t always been so smart. Kevin and I have always prioritized traveling, even […] Read more…

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