October 9, 2015

Money Talk is Sexy


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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 […]

Give Every Dollar a Job: Budgeting


Friends, for this Type Z (yes, as opposed to Type A) personality, this next topis is one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn. I’m a free spirit and never did I think I could do this. But […]

Free On-Line Budgeting Tool


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)


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)


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 […]

Enjoying my Free Shopping – Super Swagbucks Friday


Today is Mega Swagbucks Friday! That means it’s the best day to search on Swagbucks because they often give out higher Swagbucks just for searching! Swagbucks is just a way to search on the internet but they award you “bucks” […]

This is What We are Striving Towards….


How would you like to save $100,000 in fifteen years? For most of us, the thought of paying off our mortgage doesn’t hold one tiny spark of reality for the future. (Please, don’t click off because you think this isn’t […]

31 Days to More with Less: How Much Do You Want It?


From personal understanding, getting ones family finances under control requires many of the same tactics that I’ve been experiencing as I ride this weight loss roller coaster. As I share tidbits of money lessons learned, there will be those reading […]

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