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Writing Love Letters to Your Money

Several years ago, I had a mentor who told me to write love letters to money for 30 days straight. I pulled my phone away from my ear and looked at it like it was some kind of foreign object. Then, my mentor explained the process to me. Each day for 30 days, sit down and […]

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Building New Money Habits Now

Building New Habits with Your Money

Everything you do with your money is a habit.  Have you ever noticed this?  The way you spend money – do you always use your debit card? Your credit card? Cash? Whenever you go out to buy something or shop online?  The stuff you buy – the brand, the quantity, the exact type. Rarely do you ever step […]

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Best Gifts for Graduates

Best Gifts for the New Graduates

The biggest graduation season is almost upon us. Most schools have their graduation ceremonies in May and June. But there can be other times throughout the year that graduations happen too, like December.   And I see posts on Facebook on a regular basis with people asking what to get the new graduates in their family for […]

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Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Best Gifts for Mother’s Day

Don’t forget your gift for Mother’s Day this year. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. This year that means it is May 12, 2019. It is fast approaching. Get your mom the best gift this year and make it one she will remember forever. In my experience, I’ve seen so many people not know […]

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How Do I Reach a Real Person at the IRS?

I know that it can be hard to reach a real person at the IRS or even the state Department of Revenue. Both from personal experience, but also because I have spent years being a government auditor.   During audit meetings, I would get the rundown on how hard it is for my client to reach a […]

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Why do You Really Want that Money?

Why Do You Really Want More Money?

   I know, you want more money.  You want to pay off your credit cards. You want to pay off your student loans. You want to pay off your car loans. You want to have your retirement savings all ready for when you retire. You want to have that buffer in your bank account so that you are paying next month’s […]

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Tips from a Podcast Host: How to Land a Podcast Interview

Tips from a Podcast Host: How to Land a Podcast Interview

Interviewing to be on a podcast is an easy way to share your expertise with another audience. And many times it’s easier to be a guest on a podcast episode and just talk than it is to sit and write a guest post for another host’s blog. Amiright? I mean, you can say so much […]

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Build Your Authority and Make More Money in Your Business

How to Build Your Authority and Make More Money in Your Business

It doesn’t matter where you are in your business journey, you want to be able to build your authority to be the expert of the topic you talk about in your business. When you are the expert, then more people will come to you and seek out your guidance.  But in order to become the expert, […]

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money reflections and check ins

Money Check-ins and Reflections: Weekly and Monthly

How often do you actually check on your money? And when you check on your money what do you do?   I have a personal routine where I do this weekly and also monthly. And there is no better time than now to start. I also check in on my money every day just to make […]

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How to Transform Your Money Relationship at any age

How to Transform Your Money Relationship at any Age

Everyone has a money relationship, whether you want to admit it or not. And just like anything else in your life, your age doesn’t matter, you can always make changes.  Your relationship with money can be explained in simple terms as: the way in which you look at, act with, handle, spend and make money; […]

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No Longer Keeping Up with the Joneses

I’m No Longer Keeping Up with the Joneses

First of all, the Joneses are broke, and so are many Americans. According to a recent poll, 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That is a LOT of people who live paycheck to paycheck and actually count on that job security. Otherwise they can’t pay their rent, put gas in their cars or put […]

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Make Money Saving a Game

Make Money Saving Into a Game

I know that saving money isn’t always an easy task for everyone. I’ll admit that it didn’t used to be easy for me. Plus there are times when you just can’t set up those automatic transfers to your savings accounts like so many of the money gurus out there say to do.      Well, […]

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The Best Money Lessons from Mary Poppins Returns

The Best Money Lessons from Mary Poppins Returns

I absolutely love being able to go catch a new movie or two on the weekends. And then after watching the movie, I process through what I’ve just seen for what big life lessons can be learned by watching the movie. Then, since I’m all about the money lessons, I also turn those life lessons […]

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is fomo sabotaging your finances?

Is FOMO sabotaging your finances?

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, shows up in a lot of our lives. We are human, after all. And marketers, the media, our friends and family, and basically anything else in our lives has the ability to put this fear of missing out in our minds, whether we are really going to miss […]

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money story

The Ultimate Guide to Your Money Story: How to Find it, Understand it, and Rewrite it

Everyone has a money story. Everyone has the ability to rewrite this money story at any time. Your money story determines how you act with, spend, handle and save your money.      At any given time, this money story determines everything you do with money. You are also forming new parts of your money story […]

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The Biggest Money Lessons from The Greatest Showman

The Biggest Money Lessons from The Greatest Showman

It’s no secret that I love watching movies. And there are certain movies (The Greatest Showman and all of the Marvel movies) that I can watch over and over again. And since I love watching movies over and over again, I pick up the money lessons that stand out to me. So here are the […]

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Saving 1250 in a year

Saving an Extra $1250 in a Year

As each new year comes around, one of the biggest resolutions that is made is to save more money this year.  So this year, let’s make saving money into a fun game.      You also don’t have to start this savings game at the beginning of a new year. It’s a good thing to […]

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I Don’t Like Dave Ramsey & Here’s Why

Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and you may not agree with me and I’m okay if you don’t agree with me.  Back when I was in college, Dave Ramsey’s programs began to become popular. And I looked into them, but couldn’t get myself hooked into doing the work on my money that way.  And […]

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Keeping Track of Your Business Bookkeeping is Not Scary

I’ve met my fair share of business owners who find doing their business bookkeeping is scary. They are afraid of doing something wrong and being audited and having to pay fines and fees.  As an accountant and auditor, I know how scary the word audit really sounds. My clients that I am auditing tell me […]

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limiting money beliefs

11 Biggest Limiting Money Beliefs of Online Entrepreneurs

    I asked in a few Facebook groups of entrepreneurs what they think their biggest limiting money beliefs are. I had a lot of people chime in and give their answers and a lot of people repeated the same limiting beliefs. But overall, in the grand scheme of things, they only listed these 11 […]

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