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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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Impulse Shopping Antidotes

Our support group (titled “I Hate Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” and “The Joy of Budgeting” – depending on which side of the argument you stand) met last Saturday to discuss impulse buys, gift buying and those wonderful romantics … Continue reading

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The Mindful Budgeter

I am happy to share this post by guest blogger Nicole Newcomb, MHCP, CASAC of Explore What’s Next who presented at “The Joy of Budgeting” support group about mindfulness. Everyone struggles with making tough and stressful financial decisions. Sometimes we feel the … Continue reading

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I HATE Budgeting Support Group Notes: Get Organized!

We were happy to have professional organizer Jamie Shaner of Home Solutions present to our group about the financial benefits of being organized. Jamie works with residential as well as small office spaces and specializes in seniors who are downsizing as … Continue reading

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Notes from the “I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” Support Group: Social Pressures that Hinder Healthy Budgeting

One of the best questions Saturday was, “What is healthy budgeting?” After a pensive pause I replied, “One that allows you to meet all of your responsibilities, reflects your values, and that doesn’t result in remorse, regret, or the hiding of purchases.” … Continue reading

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Notes from the “I HATE Budgeting” Support Group: Saving Strategies, Budget Strategies, & Ways to Track Spending

Our joyful (yes, joyful) group once again gathered January 4th, this time for continental brunch at Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe in lovely South Buffalo. The chocolate mint sandwich cookies made me glad to be alive. We discussed a new savings … Continue reading

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I HATE Budgeting Support Group Notes: Swimming Against the Tide

So many of our daily decisions, including those we make with money, are influenced by the strong tide of our culture and social circle, even when the tide is pushing or pulling us in directions that are harmful. That’s why … Continue reading

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