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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…

Need a credit card debt pep talk?

I avoid talking about debt a lot. Credit card debt, specifically. Which might sound a little crazy because I know it’s on your mind. It’s on my mind too. I hate debt. But I avoid writing about it because of its energy. It’s heavy. It’s loaded with shame. And it’s stealing your power and keeping […] Read more…

why THIS WEEK is the most important of the year

Are you thinking about your New Year’s resolutions yet? You’re probably hearing a lot about resolutions and goals, and maybe doing a little eye-rolling at all of the hype. But the truth is that the majority of people don’t take the time to set and write down their goals. …because they don’t take the time […] Read more…

Done shopping? This is your next step…..

Remember all that online shopping you just did for Christmas? How many different companies or websites did you buy from? For each website you purchased from, it’s likely you got added to their email marketing list. Seeing sales emails hit your inbox only does one thing: makes you want to buy. Sometimes out of sight, […] Read more…

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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…

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