Category Archives: Budgeting

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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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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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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What a Personal Financial Policy is & How it Makes Your Life Better

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

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The Likely Reason Why You Haven’t Done Anything With your Finances & Why It’s Okay

I was recently hired by a couple who originally met with me almost four years ago. The husband’s reason, “I wasn’t ready.” Another couple is hiring me after about two years and only on a limited basis because, “We’re never … Continue reading

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