Saving Money

How to Navigate the 2020 She-cession

What exactly is a she-cession as opposed to a regular recession?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  As you may have heard (I’m joking here!) – 2020 has sent various curveballs our way. One of the biggest curveballs being COVID-19 that sent ripples through the world and the majority of our lifestyles.  Yes, it’s definitely […] Read more…

7 Strategies for Financial Independence – FIRE

What I Wish I’d Learned About Financial Independence Twenty Years Ago   By Sydney Everson   If I had a time machine to go back and talk to myself as a younger woman, there’s a lot of advice I’d give myself. Hey girl, I’d say if I was trying to sound cool (and failing), go easy on […] Read more…

10 Secrets of Women Who Always Have Money

Thinking about the women I’ve known in my life, it seems like they mostly fall into two camps – women who always have money on hand and those who scrimp and struggle with money.  I don’t know about you darlin’, but I definitely want to be in the first group, and for the most part, […] Read more…

6 Toxic Money Behaviors

Money can be a delicate subject.  We all have our own ideas about how our money should be spent.  Some of these money behaviors can actually be toxic and can create some serious damage in your financial life.  The scary thing is that there are a number of these toxic money behaviors.  Unless you are […] Read more…

6 Ways to Overcome Your Shopping Addiction

Keeping spending under control can be a difficult impulse to control.  Especially if, like me, you have a bit of a shopping addiction. Nowadays, we are absolutely bombarded with advertisements flashing the latest and greatest products.  These ads are specifically targeted to make us want to spend more and more.  Sometimes, it can be hard […] Read more…

A side hustle can be very helpful for both your finances and your life. Read more to find out why.

5 Reasons Why You NEED a Side Hustle

I am guest-posting this week for my friend Charissa over at Cook with a Shoe.  She is running a whole series on the side hustle and she asked me to write about my experiences with side hustles.  Here is my post about Fiverr and I’m working on another one about being a Pinterest VA (Virtual Assistant). […] Read more…

Tips You Need to Manage Your Online Shopping

An online shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances.  Actually, ANY kind of shopping addiction can be a real problem for your finances, but online shopping is SO easy, it can get out of hand very quickly.  All it takes is a few clicks and you can really blow your budget for […] Read more…

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

This is the second post in our New Year’s Motivation series.  After weight loss, I think people’s #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money.  I feel it certainly is a worthy goal.  To me, managing your money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring […] Read more…

Several solutions to pay off your holiday overspending.

I Know How You Can Overcome Your Holiday Overspending

OK my lovelies – the holiday season is officially over.  The turkey has been eaten, the presents unwrapped, the decorations are ready to go back in their boxes, and it’s time for the Christmas bills to start arriving.  If you have done significant overspending during this holiday, this is the part you have been dreading, […] Read more…

I Never Give Gift Cards. Want to Know Why?

I know most people prefer to give gift cards for holidays and birthdays.  It certainly is faster and easier than choosing a gift for someone and in some cases, I do think they make sense.  But just as a common practice I almost never give gift cards or money.   There’s a big difference between […] Read more…

How Long Will It Take to Pay Your Christmas Bills?

Tomorrow is my second payday after Christmas. And tomorrow, I will write a check and poof!  All my Christmas bills will be paid off.  My holiday situation wasn’t always like this – like many people, I used to have credit card bills from the holidays that would take me months to pay off. But I […] Read more…

Gym memberships can be expensive and sometimes a huge waste of money. I have some great alternatives.

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

  I did a post about saving money at the gym last year.  I wanted to revisit it again as part of my New Year’s Motivation series.  The first week of January is exactly the time of year when people start flooding to the gym again to try and get rid of a few extra […] Read more…

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