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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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Financial Survival Skills & The Fate of the Cake Plate

I decided I would save my family money by painting our kitchen myself. I’m a pretty good painter, a friend who is an interior designer helped me choose paint colors, and Home Depot offered a rebate on paint. The kitchen … 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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Hate Budgeting? Being Resourceful Can Help…a lot

The “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” support group met twice in September to discuss how to be more resourceful. In a few words, it’s all about creativity, fun and joy. The key to being resourceful in terms … Continue reading

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Budgeting with Irregular Income

Since I am self-employed, I’m keenly aware of how hard it is to budget when you’re not sure if or when another piece of business is going to come in. Let me share a story with you. When I first started … 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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Hate Budgeting? Try Loving Yourself

Beating yourself up about past financial mistakes will only keep you in a self-loathing pit of despair (to use a Princess Bride term – it’s a place where a machine sucks years of your life away, like the time you spend … Continue reading

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