Category Archives: Living the life of your dreams

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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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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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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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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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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