Don’t let your holiday budget be a source of stress this year. Learn how planning now will make your holidays happy again.
Most of us believe that we need multiple incomes to get by. Yet each year I see more people learning to thrive on one income. Here’s how they enjoy more family time and better work-life balance on half the income.
When I’m writing a new post, I always create five titles and choose the one I think is best. The first title I wrote for this post was how to break your phone habit. But as I thought about it, it’s more than a habit for me at times. I have moments when I feel […]
One of the things people ask me about is personal finance. Those discussions eventually lead to how they deal with this topic as a couple. One of the most common things I see is couples choosing to keep their finances completely or partially separated. And even more common are the couples who combine their finances, […]
What does financial freedom mean to you? For years I thought it was a certain dollar amount. And while I still have numbers tied to different levels of financial freedom, the concept of freedom means so much more to me. As my husband and I achieved different levels of freedom over the years, I began […]
Have you ever had a friend, coworker, or family member who struggled to manage their money? No matter how hard they tried, they just couldn’t do what they needed to do to take care of the important things. I’m not talking about someone who is down on their luck. I’m talking about someone who has […]
Having spent the first part of my career in the corporate world, I’ve watched hundreds of people navigate unexpected layoffs. It was heartbreaking to watch and devastating for those experiencing it firsthand. Then not that long ago, a friend mentioned that his wife would be losing her job the following spring. Rather than being devastated […]
Are you in need of a vacation and the opportunity to disconnect and recharge? In our always connected and overly busy culture, never has there been more of a need to power down. But according to Glassdoor, two-thirds of Americans report working while on vacation. This is a problem and I have some ideas about […]
In a time when loneliness is on the verge of becoming an epidemic, this one tip will help you improve your life and the lives of others.
Relationships aren’t always easy. It’s the happy and the hard times that make them meaningful. Learn five simple tricks to create a more meaningful marriage today.