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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”

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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?”

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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”

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About Me

Hi, I’m Christina. Previously a VP in the IT industry, I became interested in personal finance and started this blog in 2016. While life and work got busy, my blog slowed, but my interest in personal finance continued to grow. I have a passion for this space, so I left my corporate job to become a full-time Personal Finance Coach in 2020. This site has grown from a blog to a business – I’m so happy you’re here!