Have you ever been in a job and felt trapped? Maybe you felt like you were stuck there because you didn’t think there was anything better out there. Maybe you didn’t think you were good enough for a new position. Feelings of bitterness and hopelessness quickly follow those types of feelings. I was stuck in......
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Budget burnout is a very real thing. You get the motivation to make some changes, make some progress for a few months, and then burn out from the effort you’re putting in. After a few months, you feel like spending money and don’t feel like doing anything to track or take care of your finances. What’s worse......
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A great manager is a great coach. And a great coach has methods that relate directly to personal finance. At the end of April 2017, my manager left the company where I am employed. At the time, I had worked under him for almost all of my career at my current company. Honestly, he’s probably......
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Budgeting on a variable income can be a beast. There isn’t any normalcy. You aren’t sure if you’re going to make enough money this week to pay your bills. Things can feel really uncomfortable trying to budget when you’re not bringing home the same amount every paycheck. You may have even given up on budgeting because it seems too difficult.  If you’re not getting paid the same amount of money regardless of how many hours you work, I’ve got some hope for you....
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Budgeting for a date night is a double-edged sword. When you are planning them out, it can be fun to come up with things to do with your partner. Actually finding money for a date night–that can be a real challenge. If you and your partner are budgeting for date nights, there may be some......
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Mother’s Day is fast approaching! There’s no better way to say “Mom, you’re special to me” than doing something to show her. And I’m not talking about just with gifts. Mom’s have given so much to their children and deserve our time and gratitude as well. If you haven’t gotten anything to tell your mom how special she is yet, here are some great ideas—and all of them are under $30! Woot woot!...
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Fear sucks. I don’t know of one person that actually likes to be afraid. We’d all much rather be confident in what we’re doing and not afraid of anything. I’ve started to notice fears in my own life. Some are normal, like having a fear that something will happen to my children. Others are because......
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Unexpected expenses, or what we think are unexpected expenses come up all the time in our personal finances. Have you ever been hit with an unexpected expense?...
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When it comes to money, most of us want the same thing: more of it.  Sure, you might be able to negotiate a raise, but that’s not your only option. The truth is, you don’t have to be at the mercy of your boss when it comes to growing your money.  Take control of your finances today by trying these four simple ways to make your money grow faster. ...
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The past couple of weeks were not good ones for me. A couple of weekends ago I had a bunch of stuff planned that I wanted to get done for my blog. Want to know how much I worked on it? Zero. Nada. Zilch. Why? Because Influenza B happened....
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