June 26, 2016

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Creating Money Streams

Oct26

I grew up in a home of entrepreneurs. Yes, my dad and three brothers have always been their own bosses. In fact, I can’t ever remember a time when they weren’t knee deep in creating. As a little girl, I […]

Wicked, Wicked Wealth

Oct20

Lately,  not a day that goes by where I don’t turn on the TV or radio and hear incredibly strong, opinionated views on wealth, debt, finances and then some. For a geeky personal finance kind of girl like me, I […]

What’s the Right Money Saving Choice?

Oct13

As I glance around the conference room, gathered together are some of the most influential, money saving experts on the web. I’m spending a few days with my fellow Savings.com Deal Pros, learning, brainstorm, and sharing with each other in […]

5 Tips to Helping Children Learn the Value of Savings

Oct12

Since I frantically pack for a quick trip out of town and haven’t written my post for tomorrow, I thought I would share some short tips that were requested of me for an article. Short tips for “passing on saving […]

Money Talk is Sexy

Oct6

source Yesterday, I shared a bit about The Lies and Secret Life of Money, a touchy subject that I don’t necessarily enjoy writing about, but one which I thought was pertinent with this month’s topic. Since there are so many […]

The Lies and Secret Life of Money (31 Days)

Oct5

Debunking the most recent money lie: You Must Go into Debt to Pay for College. How we’re saving and paying cash for school.“ The scent of fir and simmering cider filled the home with the sweet aroma of Christmas. The […]

Money is Amoral

Oct2

Wars declared. Family members turned enemy. Murders committed. Lives taken. How’s that for a few encouraging words this Sunday, Day 2? Throughout history, the plethora of true life events tied to the desire for money rival any bestselling book or […]

31 Days to Balancing Beauty and the Budget

Oct1

If you are just joining in, Catch up on my entire 31 day series here. For most of us, the dreaded “B” word of budgeting shares similar feeling with housekeeping, ironing or quite possibly, finger nails on the chalkboard. We […]

Join Me in the Savings Pledge

Jul31

Don’t forget that today marks the start of our 30 days of Healthy Living (30 Day Shred). Check in at the end of the day for that extra push of accountability. I have uploaded a calendar for your use. One […]

Lessons Learned Through Unemployment – One Year Later

Jul7

A few weeks ago, my husband casually mentioned, “It’s the one year anniversary of signing my employment contract.” Wow, how has these last twelve months flown so quickly, when the year before d-r-a-g-g-e-d by so slowly? It’s amazing what a […]

Family Finances: Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Mar17

Pay Cash: the Building Block of Financial Security Since I’m often asked asked for advise and tips on dealing with the  family budget, my biggest concern hands down is the use of credit cards. I am about cause controversy, and […]

I’ve Been Laid Off…Now What?

Jan6

The depth of emotions that come from being laid off stretch a large gamet. Whether the unemployment was planned or completely unexpected, the warring psychological implications still plays on ones security. Last year, I shared a post called “The Five […]

Free On-Line Budgeting Tool

Oct21

As much as I tried to complete my budgeting posts before I went out of town, I didn’t accomplish it.  I’m speaking at a blogging Conference this weekend, and knew that filling the fridge with some food for my family […]

The Dreaded “B” Word: Where Do I Start? (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct20

For me, creating a budget is pretty similar to fingers on a chalkboard, my daughter “serenading” me over and over in my ear, spending money on underwear (what a waste), committing to workout with the “30 Day Shred” for….30 days […]

Take a Risk…Give Generously (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct15

Take a risk…give generously. This picture of my daughter’s hands exemplifies my hearts desire – to generously open up my hands and heart to give of my resources. And not just give, but give generously.  The problem is that sometimes […]