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.

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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What People are REALLY Thinking About the New Tax Bill

I’m surrounded by conversations about the new tax bill. In between “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and a remix of Leonard Cohen’s “Halleluja,” my day is sprinkled with tax bill news. Colleagues, clients, friends and even strangers talk to me about … Continue reading

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Budgeting for Art

I smiled at this Tweet from Pope Francis: Pope Francis‏@Pontifex May artists spread the beauty of the faith and proclaim the grandeur of God’s creation and His boundless love for all. The “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support … Continue reading

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Plugging the Leaks in Your Financial Boat

Some years ago I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer talk about the children’s song, “Row, row, row your boat.” He went on to explain that the song provides a succinct and sweet guide to life: “Row, row, row (don’t try to … Continue reading

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Don’t Trip Over The Thin Line Between Thrift and Greed

My Mom had beautiful, long nails that she frequently painted a deep red but I don’t think she ever had a a proper manicure at a salon; that would be too much of a luxury. Every year, on the day … Continue reading

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