Debt Repayment Strategies

Mark Cuban said, “Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn.” I must admit that I agree with him – especially in regard to consumer debt! Your greatest wealth building asset is your income, so it’s important to have it fully at your disposal and notContinue reading “Debt Repayment Strategies”

Four Tips For Keeping a Budget

Budgeting advice is often cut and dry.  Write out all your expenses and then pay them on time – oh, and don’t overspend in any category but stick to that written plan! That’s easier said than done. However, with a shade more advice it really can be super easy to keep to your budget.  Here are myContinue reading “Four Tips For Keeping a Budget”

Your Purpose is Waiting

Mark Albion writes in More Than Money, “It’s easy to slide into a career that matches your skills but not your deepest desires. When you get good at something you don’t want to do, you feel as if you’re dying a little bit each day – that your soul is being sucked out of you. WorseContinue reading “Your Purpose is Waiting”

Do you know about the FIRE Movement?

I was first introduced to Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) by a YouTuber named Mina Irfan. Ironically, I stumbled across her content while researching Louis Vuitton handbags.  Picture it, I’m in debt up to my eyeballs, and I’m shopping for a $1200 purse.  It’s ridiculous, and absolutely true. I wasn’t a dummy, I swear! Heck, my bachelorsContinue reading “Do you know about the FIRE Movement?”

Conversation Starters: Talk Money with your Partner

Frequently in relationships, one person is more inspired to clean up finances and communicates it with such enthusiasm that their partner is likewise convinced.  This process may be quick or may take some time. Once I had my paradigm shift and strongly desired to become debt free, it took about six months for my husband andContinue reading “Conversation Starters: Talk Money with your Partner”

Tidy Up & Build a Runway

When others heard that I gave my resignation and was leaving a corporate career after nearly two decades, several people expressed that I “was brave” and that they “couldn’t do what I’m doing” even if they wanted to. I totally understood them – I felt the exact same way just three years ago. I wasContinue reading “Tidy Up & Build a Runway”

Seven Principles for Success

There are seven principles that, when follwed, deliver the results you desire.  This is true whether your goal is tied to finances, fitness, career or your social life.  They are well known to everyone who has seen a measure of success in their lives, and most likely, you already know them too. Know what you want andContinue reading “Seven Principles for Success”

Tips for Handling Variable Income

Some people’s paychecks all look the same, and some people’s paychecks don’t. Those of you who work in sales or are self-employed likely understand exactly what I’m talking about.  When you are in a sales or entrepreneurial role, you usually experience variable income.  This makes budgeting harder, but also more important. The added complexity of irregular incomeContinue reading “Tips for Handling Variable Income”

Count the Costs

I want to buy a boat.  I’ve told a few people, and every one of them has replied back with, “Don’t you know that the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it and the day you sell it!” Literally, every…single… one has said this to me. Why is that?  Well, each personContinue reading “Count the Costs”

Put First Things First

Six months ago, a podcast challenged me about my priorities.  It asked me to list out my priorities, which was easy enough.  Heck, I’ve had the same ones my entire adult life. Family, Faith, Health, Work, and Social Life – in that order.     The podcast then asked me to re-evaluate my priorities based on how I actuallyContinue reading “Put First Things First”