Author Archives: Amy Jo Lauber

About Amy Jo Lauber

I help people who are overwhelmed take control & make good financial decisions with confidence and experience peace and abundance. Are you ready to say goodbye to working hard but not having anything to show for it? Go to www.lauberfinancialplanning.com "Let's Talk" tab to schedule your complimentary initial consultation and take the first step on the path to financial empowerment.

Hate Budgeting? Take Step 2: Acknowledge a Higher Power & Ask for Help

Over this past summer I decided that the I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money) support group would use the 12 steps used by other support groups. The 12 steps were designed for those struggling with addiction. In applying … Continue reading

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Hate Budgeting? Take Step 1: Admit Powerlessness

The “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support group was started because I realized there were support groups for some people to help with some challenging aspects of life (alcohol, drugs, overeating, gambling) but there really wasn’t anything … Continue reading

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Did You Get a Flat Tire on the Road to Financial Wellness?

I met with a client the other day who was simply trying to pull up his most recent 401(k) statement for me to review and, forgetting his password, got sucked into Log-In-Reset- Password-Hell. I have another client who was supposed … Continue reading

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104 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

In a nod to a wonderful post titled 101 Ways to Feel Better About Your Recent Weight Gain I am offering my 104 ways to feel better about your finances. This too shall pass. Even if it takes a long time, … Continue reading

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Budgeting with Irregular Income & The Basics of the 3 Budget System

The 20th century saw great advances in manufacturing and, therefore, employment, especially after WWII. Reliable, steady employment created a foundation of financial security from which many benefitted, around which an economic system was built. The 21st century, not so much. … Continue reading

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Creating & Maintaining Healthy Financial Boundaries

“You have to try tough love.” “Don’t be an enabler.” “I’m scared he won’t survive without my help.” “We’re all doing the best we can.” “We can’t afford that!“ “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” ~ … Continue reading

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How Women Navigate The Belief That “Money Means Security”

“Our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities.” ~Wayne Dyer I have a few women business friends who gather monthly to discuss goals, struggles and achievements. We serve as each other’s cheerleaders, coaches, and/or accountability partners. Two of … Continue reading

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