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Quotes for Money Motivation

My Favorite Quotes for When I Need Money Motivation


We all have those days when our money goals seem insurmountable. We are standing at the bottom of Mount Everest, wondering how we will ever possibly get to the top. I’ve been struggling with that a lot lately as I look at my financial independence countdown. I want the end result so badly, but five years seems like a long…

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Free Better Budget Toolkit

Free Better Budget Toolkit!


Have you ever started a budget, only to have it fail two months in? Do you want to improve your finances, but don’t know where to start? Then the free Better Budget Toolkit is for you! I created the Better Budget Toolkit as a free resource to help you get started with a budget that actually works. The toolkit will…

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How to plan for unexpected expenses and protect your budget!

Budget Busters: How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses


There is nothing worse when you are working on keeping a budget than an unexpected expense.  You think you’re being responsible, you’re even meal planning (ugh!), and then the car needs new brakes and out comes the dreaded credit card.  Back in debt when you thought you were being financially smart!  And next, the spiral. For most people, the biggest problem is…

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Everything you need to know to grow your emergency fund

Step 2: Grow Your Emergency Fund


Welcome back to the Roadmap to Financial Health!  If you are new to the Roadmap, we recommend starting at Step 0. We live in a society of chronic over-spenders driven by a media that equates luxury goods with success, schools that don’t teach us to manage our finances, and parents that largely don’t know how to (not their fault, no…

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10 common budgeting mistakes and how to avoid them

Top 10 Budgeting Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)


Budgeting isn’t rocket science, but it does require changing long established habits which sometimes feels just as hard.  People make lots of mistakes that throw them off track.  If you have budgeted before, you may know the feeling of immense struggle after you set the budget up exactly as the gurus said and it STILL doesn’t work.  If you’re brand…

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Choosing a budget tracker

Step 1.1: Choosing a Budget Tracker


Welcome back to the Roadmap to Financial Health!  If you are new to the Roadmap, we recommend starting at Step 0. Hopefully, you have your financial goals spelled out and you’re ready to make a plan.  As you certainly already know, a financial plan is called a budget.  Budgets have gotten a bad rap in a lot of households as…

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