Category Archives: Tackling debt

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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Money Is Not The Answer, It’s The Question

How much does it cost? How much does it pay? How much do you owe? How much did it grow? How much have you saved? Enough. Enough with the endless questions, the pressure, the anxiety, the stress, the worry. Enough … Continue reading

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The One and Only Personal Finance, Time Management & Relationship Tip You Need

I have become overwhelmed with the amount of information and advice coming at me from all angles. I was listening to Rush’s song Limelight and the lyric “…one must put up barriers to keep oneself intact.” No newspapers piling up on the dining … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Budget Like Your Parents Did

The Envelope System. Paying your electric bill by walking (or taking the bus) down to the electric company and handing over the $2.00 that was set aside in the envelope. Sending your kids to the store when they are 7 … Continue reading

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Money and Calories – Forms of Energy that Confuse Us

Many years ago, during my senior year of high school, I took part in a musical exchange student program for three weeks in Germany. My host family was wonderful to me, I had a marvelous time and overall it was a great experience … Continue reading

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Don’t Let a Number Define You

Many years ago my (then) boyfriend (now husband) was asking me about my credit score (I find his practicality charming). This was before I worked in personal finance. I didn’t know and really didn’t care. I paid most of my … Continue reading

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Young Adults Navigating the World of Finance

There are myths and realities about young adults and their financial decisions. Most people assume they are impulsive, spoiled and addicted to their devices. This may be true in some cases, but, just like people of any age, young adults are all over … Continue reading

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