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...

What happens when you buy $1000 of llamas on a credit card

Credit is an awesome thing. You can take something home or have an experience without even paying for it! Yet. Because you will pay eventually. And when you do, it can be surprising how much it costs. But we’re not taught that part up front. I’d love to say I knew...

7 ways a nest egg will make your life better

Saving money is boring. Well, it’s boring until you realize all the awesome things it’ll do for you! I could spend days talking about all the great ways a nest egg (or probably, more than one nest egg, each for different purposes) can improve your life,...

Soar to nest egg success with an emergency fund

If you’ve read any decent books or blogs about personal finance, budgeting, or anything money, I’m sure you’ve come across the term “emergency fund.” It sounds great – a bunch of money you can use on emergencies as needed. Who...

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