The 2 words that will increase your savings

I could sum up this entire post in two words. To give them context, first I’m going to tell you a little story. Once upon a time Once upon a time (earlier today) I found myself feeling incredibly stressed out. My laptop had been in and out of the repair shop for...

7 ways to cut costs without cutting fun

It always comes back to short term pain for long term gain. But does it have to? Maybe you can enjoy the gain without the pain. Knowing the dough When it comes to entertainment, most of us spend more than we realize. I always encourage everyone to track their income...

Why 2+ nest eggs are better than 1

When you hear “nest egg” you probably think of a retirement account, but that’s not all it is. A nest egg is money saved up for any future purpose. There are a lot of ways this can look. Today we’ll talk about how you might set up your nest...

The #1 reason to have a nest egg

It started with a simple kitchen accident. But the truth is, it could have happened a thousand other ways, too. It only takes an instant Almost all of us are one accident or illness away from financial ruin. That keeps a lot of people tossing and turning at night....

How you might be in debt and not even know it

I get so worried every time I talk to someone who doesn’t realize that they’re actually in debt. It’s not their fault. It’s not your fault, if you don’t know. This is a concept everyone should be taught in school but it’s often...

3 easy recipes for people who don’t cook

Have you ever thought, “I know cooking would be healthier and save me money, but I don’t have time/don’t know how/am bad at it”? Yeah, me too. All 3. That’s why I want to give you three easy ways to get started cooking at home. Because...

Debts be gone! Turn past regrets into future successes

“A year from now you’ll wish you’d started today.” — Nick Loper I have 2 questions for you: What do you wish you’d done a year ago? What would you like to have done one year from now? These questions apply to a lot of areas of our...

The 3 biggest reasons I see budgets fail

Budgets are one of those things that are great in theory, but the reality leaves a lot to be desired. What we’re (not) taught I think a lot of the problem is the way we’re taught to do a budget: – write out what you earn – write out what you...

Save money by wearing your favorite clothes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we all make money mistakes, so don’t feel bad about yours. Learn from them. Then move on. But today isn’t about your money mistakes. It’s about one of mine and how you can avoid making the same...

Start fixing your finances in 5 minutes per day

Something unexpected happens when you write down what you do. I did a food diary once. Ok, I’ve done them a few times, but the first time was the one that surprised me the most. It wasn’t just what I ate that surprised me, but also how my diet changed...

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