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Budgeting is the foundation of managing your money well.

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"9 Ways to Take Your Budget to the Next Level" Course

Take your budget to the next level with this email course. You’ll get 9 tips to level up your budget and clear next steps to take so you can take action today!

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I’ll guide you personally in creating a budget that works for you and the life of your dreams. 

The Atypical Finance Tree

Budgeting is the root of your financial tree. If the roots are strong, your tree will grow strong and big.

Budget well, and you’ll know how much you can spend, save, invest, give, and put toward debt. Budget well, and you can expand into every other part of finance.

The Atypical Finance Tree

Let me personally guide you on how to build your budget and strengthen your roots.

After we’re done, you’ll have a budget that reflects who you are, is easy to maintain, and will skyrocket you toward your life goals.

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Latest Blog Posts

3 Big Reasons Why You Can't Stick to a Budget

3 Big Reasons Why You Can’t Stick to a Budget

Creating a budget can be difficult. But why is it even more difficult to stick to a budget? A few years ago, I was in the same boat most other people are in. Budgeting was difficult. I felt like I was overspending on a lot of different things. I would research different tips and tricks for how to manage my money better. Nothing seemed to work. My debt kept climbing and my savings kept dropping. What’s worse is that not only was I making decent money, but I was putting in honest and real effort to better my financial life.

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Launching February 25th: How Exactly to stick to your budget

Launching February 25th! How EXACTLY to Stick with Your Budget (and do it with Ease)

Ugh. Budgets. Creating one can be difficult. Sticking to one can be even more difficult. But what sticking to a budget didn’t have to be so difficult? What if you could create a budget that works specifically for you, and then stick with it almost effortlessly? Launching February 25th, 2019! I’m SUPER excited to announce that I’ll be releasing my first course on February 25th, 2019! In the course, I will show you exactly how to create your own budget, or mold the current budget you’re using, into something that you’ll be able to stick with long-term. By the end

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I NEED YOUR HELP – What Will Help You Stick to Your Budget?

I’ve been blogging consistently now for a little over three years with one goal in mind—to teach people how to manage their money in a way that will work for them. Well, we’re about to take it up a notch and I need your help deciding what that looks like! From my research, one of the biggest issues people have with budgeting is actually sticking to it. That sometimes looks like consistently overspending, following through with creating a budget, or even just giving up entirely and NOT budgeting even though you want to budget. I want to create something that will

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Here are 9 budgeting quotes and how to take action on each of them within your own life.

9 Inspiring Budgeting Quotes (and How You Can Use Them to Take Action NOW)

I love a good inspirational quote. There is just something about them that can motivate you.

Quotes that you can apply to budgeting are no different!

Some of the greatest minds in history gave their thoughts on money. We have the privilege of being able to learn from their thoughts and apply it to our own budgets.

But being motivated and inspired to take action is only half of the equation.

Action is the key to moving forward. You can be motivated all you want to make changes, but if you don’t take any action, you’ll stay where you are now.

Sometimes we want to take action when we’re motivated but we don’t know exactly how to take action. I can help out with that!

Here are nine personal finance quotes and how you can take action on them now.

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The 7 Best Budgeting Methods

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more info. There are many different budgeting methods out there floating around in the ocean of information that we call the internet. Some are simple and some are complicated. A lot of them don’t work. This makes it hard to find a method that will work for you. Why is budgeting so difficult? For that, I think we need to look at the definition of “budget.” Merriam-Webster defines the verb of budget two separate ways with those being broken out in two additional ways each. So that’s four possible definitions

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Here's how to make real progress on your goals in the new year and beyond.

7 Ways to Make Real Progress on Your Goals in 2019 and Beyond

Studies have shown that not very many people keep their New Year’s resolutions. A few years ago, U.S. News reported that two weeks into February, about 80% of those who set resolutions had given up on them already. Back in 1988, a study was published by John Norcross and Dominic Vangarelli where a group of 200 people were tracked with their New Year’s resolutions for two years. They found that only 77% were able to last a week and only 19% had success after the 2 years.  Not much has changed in the span of almost 30 years. Why is

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"9 Ways to Take Your Budget to the Next Level" Course

Take your budget to the next level with this email course. You’ll get 9 tips to level up your budget and clear next steps to take so you can take action today!

Where should I send the course?