Saving Money

Extra Income Ideas for Retirees

7 Genius Ideas for Extra Income for Retirees

My husband and I both took unusually early retirement plans, mainly because we’d gotten to the point where we HATED our jobs!  It sounds a bit scary, but actually it was a very smart and compassionate thing to do.  Life is too short to suffer in a job where you are extremely unhappy just to […] Read more…

Save More Money on Travel

Genius Tips to Save More Money on Travel

I love to travel more than anything else in this world!  On our recent trip to Hawaii, we found some great new options to save more money on travel, so I thought I’d pass them on to you guys.  Actually, I found some ways that I would recommend along with some ways I wouldn’t recommend […] Read more…

Organize Your Monthly Bills

Clever Strategies to Organize Your Monthly Bills

I spend a lot of time doing debt-free counseling with people.  A lot of the issues I see them struggling with are just due to poor bill paying strategies for handling their monthly bills. It’s no wonder. They don’t teach that stuff in school and many parents never think to explicitly cover bill paying strategies […] Read more…

4 Skills to Teach Your Kids About Money

Learning how to use money responsibly teaches kids to be responsible in all aspects of life. If they know and understand the value of money, they’ll become responsible adults. If you teach your kids about money early, you develop their confidence and they learn to analyze situations, particularly those that deal with money. Early financial […] Read more…

10 Ways to Strategically Prepare for a Divorce

There are tons of resources, both online and offline, on things you should do when you are preparing for a divorce. A lot of these resources give practical tips, legal insight and some even provide ways to prepare emotionally. What most fail to do though, is to give insight on how to leave your marriage […] Read more…

How to Create Your Own Vision Board

Business Planning is Fun Again with a Vision Board When you think of a business plan, you probably think of pages of text and graphs and boring stats and numbers. You know, the kind of thing you’d nervously push across the desk to a bank officer in hopes of securing a loan. I don’t know […] Read more…

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 Kinds of Toxic Money Behaviors

Unhealthy money behaviors can really cause serious problems in your life and particularly in your marriage.  Some of them are bad enough that they would be considered toxic money behaviors.  They can really wreck your life unless you find a way to get them under control.  Let’s see if any of these behaviors look familiar: […] Read more…

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