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Lighten Your Load

“It's difficult to clearly see what needs to be done when your environment is burdened with half-completed projects, unfinished to-do lists, old files, clothes that don't fit, and equipment that no longer works or serves any purpose.”  Debbie…

Mothers and Money – Why They Both Matter

To all of the mothers out there, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! As I was thinking about being a mom and all the ways that moms care for their children, I couldn’t help but think of the financial impact of moms. The traditional…
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Whose Life is it Anyway?

Recently I was reading an inspirational book that talked about how people can go on for the rest of their lives doing what others tell them to do, thinking the way others want them to think and being what someone else wants them to be. When…

Tis the Season of Giving and Saving !

In the spirit of giving, I thought I would pass along a few sites that I have come across with some free activities for those of you minding your budget during this season of spending. For a list of free (or nearly free) Christmas activities,…

Creating Better Money Stories Part II

A few weeks ago, I wrote about  taking action to overcome fear, uncertainty, anxiety, or guilt around money and your financial situation. This week,  I want to expand on that and give you a step-by-step guide to getting into action. Martha…
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Let Uncle Sam Help You Fund Your Freedom

We all want freedom and we all hate taxes so let’s see how we can use some tax advantages to help fund our “freedom from work” fund. This is a topic I talk about extensively in my book so I thought I would provide you with an excerpt from…

It’s Only 5 Bucks

The phrase “it’s only 5 bucks” is the financial equivalent of a leaky faucet in your bathroom; it doesn’t seem like that little drip can add up to much until you plug the sink and see how fast it fills! You can build up to a $1,000 credit…

Summer Time is the Best Time to Learn to Budget!

Summer is that great time of year when you get to plan outdoor activities, enjoy lazy days by the pool, and spend day after day with your children by your side – all – day – long.  Gone the quiet, empty house during those school hours.…