Say Goodbye to Chaotic Mornings: Get the Kids out of the House Without the Stress

You’re completely frazzled and rushing around the house. School starts in 30 minutes! You call up the steps but you’re not even sure your kids are out of bed yet, let alone dressed.  You’re trying to get it all done. Make breakfast, sign all the paperwork/homework,...

How-to Create and Practice an Emergency Exit Plan

If you know me, you know I am all about preparing myself, my family, and my home for all of the possibilities life can throw at us. One of those possibilities that I’m hyper-vigilant about being prepared for is an emergency exit from our home. Maybe, it comes with the...

8 Actions to Take Today to Get Your Finances Under Control

Who spent way more than you wanted to for the Holidays? Yep, that’s me raising both my hands. I’m guilty. Holiday Finances way out of control.  Look, it happens even to the best of us. So there's no point in beating ourselves up over it, right? December was a bust in...

6 Things Financially Confident Kids Should Know

I have a vision. A vision that raising financially confident kids will be an easy-to-do, everyday family routine. Not just the savings and investing portion but also how to manage and make smarter decisions around money in our day-to-day lives. My dream is that one...

How to Make Sure You’re Financially Prepared for Christmas 2021

2020 was unlike any other year we’ve ever lived through. There was a global pandemic, calls for social change, unprecedented unemployment, virtual learning, and a chaotic election. It was a year of learning, change, and growth for many but also grief and struggle. One...

How to Set Up Life Changing Sinking Funds

Do you know what sinking funds are? If you do, great! If you don’t I’m about to get you hooked. They are LIFE CHANGING. They will have a huge impact on your budgeting and they are super simple to get started.  As someone who’s been debt free for over 7 years now, I...

How to Have a Family Money Meeting (Even with Young Kids)

One thing I know for sure - and you’ll hear me say over and over again is this: It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about money! I try to find spontaneous moments in my daily life where I can share with my kids about money. But, I try to teach them...

5 Tips to Stay Motivated When Working Towards Your Financial Goals

Staying motivated through these hard times can be difficult. Especially when you’re working towards financial goals. This year has been very hard, particularly financially, for many families. I think we can all agree, it’s been quite a year. I know that staying...

How-to Assemble Emergency Supply Boxes

Most people know they should have emergency supplies ready to go, but you may not be sure where to start, what to gather, and then what to do with it all. That’s why we’ve come up with a system for gathering, organizing/packing, and storing our emergency supply...

How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life

When you think of the word BUDGETING, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’re like most people, you probably say: “It’s a pain” or “It’s not for me”, and you run away from anyone who brings it up!  Here’s the thing though, what most people don’t...
How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life
How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life

When you think of the word BUDGETING, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’re like most people, you probably say: “It’s a pain” or “It’s not for me”, and you run away from anyone who brings it up!  Here’s the thing though, what most people don’t...

The 5 Behavioral Phases of the Finance Journey
The 5 Behavioral Phases of the Finance Journey

Being prepared in our finances can empower us because it impacts all of the areas of our life. Knowing this simple fact led me to put together a five phase journey based on my own experience with finances and the experiences of those I’ve helped along the way. My hope...

3 Teachable Money Lessons in Your Daily Life
3 Teachable Money Lessons in Your Daily Life

Did you know it's super easy to teach your kids about different money lessons? Most people grow up not learning money lessons from their parents. They have to go through life and learn it the hard way, like I did. I learned from my parents to just - work, work, work,...

The 3 A’s of Self Defense for Moms and Kids
The 3 A’s of Self Defense for Moms and Kids

This world can be a scary place. The news is full of stories that tell us all of the awful things that can happen in the blink of an eye. I try not to live in fear but, at the same time, I don’t want to be naïve, either. It's always best to be as prepared as we can...

How I Manage My Spending Without Cash Envelopes
How I Manage My Spending Without Cash Envelopes

Do you use cash envelopes? Or do you know someone who does? Or maybe, like me, you’ve tried it and hated it! Cash envelopes are a really good tool for some people, but not me. I’m here to tell you about why I don’t like them and what I do instead to keep my finances...