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.

Can Financial Planning Keep You From Sinning?

“She’s really writing that? Who does she think she is?!” I am a financial planner who is trying to make the world a better place, that’s who I am. And for the world to be a better place, we all … Continue reading

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Love Your Inner Fool (But Don’t Give It the Credit Card!)

“Do not talk long with a fool or visit a stupid man. Beware of him, or you may be in trouble and find yourself bespattered when he shakes himself. Avoid him, if you are looking for peace, and you will … Continue reading

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Budgeting For Self-Care / Budgeting As Self-Care

“Stop asking your life and your body to do things for you and begin to do some things for your life and body.” ~David Drost, Evolation Yoga“Buffalo Magazine” February 5, 2017 This is the perfect beginning of a post about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Worth, Value and Income

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” ~ Marlon Brando That could go both ways (being overpaid or underpaid). Our beloved Bill Knoche presented on this topic at the monthly meeting of the “I HATE Budgeting … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Making Better Financial & Life Choices

Dear Procrastinators, I get it. It’s much too difficult to determine what to do about your financial situation that, for the sake of your mental health, it only makes sense to play it “safe” and do nothing. Dear Go-getters, I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving (& Not Going Broke)

How can you be generous if you’re secretly worried about paying your bills? How can you really enjoy the holidays when you’re emotionally overwhelmed and feeling undone? Our own joyful budgeter Mari McNeil presented this very challenging subject and the … Continue reading

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How Stress Affects Your Finances & What You Can Do About It Right Now

Our support group (“I HATE Budgeting but I like having money”) was delighted to have mental health counselor Elizabeth Galanti (www.elizabethgalanti.com) present this topic to us. She started the conversation by asking us all to take a moment to think … Continue reading

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