Category Archives: Tackling debt

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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Hate Budgeting? Minimalism Might Help

Wouldn’t it be great if you only had to afford stuff you really loved and regularly used? <– And no matter what kind of stuff or how much stuff you have, some people simply won’t like you and that is … Continue reading

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Solving the Mystery of Where All of Your Money Goes

Some years ago my husband and I started tracking our expenditures to get a handle on what we were spending. This lasted, oh, about 3 1/2 weeks. It’s not unusual to lose steam with this task. In fact a colleague, … Continue reading

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Money for Enjoyment: Make Sure It’s In Your Budget

This may initially sound counter-intuitive (“Don’t most people spend too much on enjoyment?”) but you’d be surprised. This month at the “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support group we discussed setting money aside in your budget specifically … Continue reading

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It’s Okay, You Just Can’t Afford It

Don’t take it personally, you just can’t afford it. It doesn’t mean anything about you except that it’s not in your budget. Maybe you don’t earn enough. Maybe you have too many other bills. Maybe you don’t have enough saved. … Continue reading

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Saving for Retirement Is About Living For Today

How do you live today and how much does it cost? What elements of this life do you embrace with joy and what elements cause you worry, grief or anxiety? I’m guessing, for many of you, this is the first … Continue reading

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Want Your Wife To Shop (Spend) Less? Tell Her She’s Beautiful, Regularly

I’ve been following the blog  Why Get Hitched, which is about the benefits of getting and staying married. It’s kind of awesome. This week the author wrote about Meghan Trainor’s song “Dear Future Husband” and the requests she makes, one of which is for him to … Continue reading

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