I’m sure you’ve heard this saying. When I was a kid, I mostly thought of it in terms of people being something gross or weird that they ate. Now that I’m a few years out of childhood, it means something a little different. I have a young and otherwise healthy nephew that was diagnosed with … Read moreYou Are What you Eat (or What What You Eat Eats)
If you live in a cold weather climate, make sure all of your storm windows are closed, and stop any major leaks of air coming into your house. This can be done in under an hour. If your outer door lets a draft in, buy an under door insulator from your local hardware store. You … Read more10 Easy Ways to Save Money This Year
When I first started my business almost two years ago, I read a great book by Lewis Howes, “The School of Greatness.” I loved it. He talked about how you should make your bed every morning, how you should stay physically fit, and how you should get up early every day to be successful in … Read moreWho says you can’t be lazy and make money?
Background A couple of weeks ago, I made up a little quiz about “What type of holiday shopper are you?”. It was something I typed as a last-minute inspiration that seemed fun and would get my post writing finished for the week. Quite a few people responded and it was going along just fine, … Read moreIs it Selfish to Buy Christmas Presents when Others are Suffering?
Take care of your mental health. A healthy head equals a healthy wallet. Does that sound a little silly to you? If it does, stop and think about the term “retail therapy.” As easy as it is to shop online these days, it has become even more important to avoid that budget pitfall! So do whatever it takes … Read more5 Non-Traditional Ways to Successfully Manage Your Finances
Have you ever heard of Perfection Paralysis? I hadn’t until just a few years ago. The best definition I could find this: “Perfection paralysis is a trick your mind plays on you in an attempt to keep you safe. Whenever you are about to put a piece of yourself into the world (say by starting … Read moreOvercoming Perfection Paralysis in Five Easy Steps
I’ve been thinking about what to say in this blog all week. Then a few things happened today that I wanted to highlight. The Morning’s Adventure It started right away this morning. I signed up about a month ago to attend a coffee meet and greet with some other female entrepreneurs. It was being held … Read moreOn Being Willing
Shopping for gifts on a budget, isn’t that an oxymoron? Ha – no. A budget is simply a set amount of money that you have to spend on certain things. If you are buying gifts, you should have a set amount of money that you have designated to spend on gifts. As with almost every … Read moreHow to Shop for Gifts on a Budget – 3 Simple Steps
Get at least three bids. Price is not the only consideration, but it’s pretty important….obviously. 🙂 Have a detailed conversation about the job with the contractor. Follow it up with a written description of the agreed upon work. Set a written payment schedule that is based upon scheduled milestones in the project. Do not pay … Read more7 Essential Ways to Protect Yourself When Hiring a Contractor
Sending kids in primary school back to school can cost some money buying clothes and notebooks, but nothing has the ability to break the bank quite like sending a kid off to college. Is it even possible to send a kid to college on a budget? Yes, but it might be a large budget. The … Read moreBack to College on a Budget