Posts tagged priorities
F*ck single ply (AKA stop feeling bad about spending money!)

Do you ever find yourself saying, “Oh, I know I shouldn’t spend that, but…”, or “I know it seems extravagant, but…” in a dismissive way - in a way that indicates that you should feel guilty or ashamed of your spending?

Stop doing that.

I want you to stop feeling bad about your spending.

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How to feel better about your finances with a money buffer

On this blog, I talk a lot about practical things - saving up an emergency fund, budgeting like a boss, and specific tips and tools for getting ahead financially. That’s all helpful stuff and I’m happy to provide some guidance and resources to help you.

Do you know why I’m really here, though?

I want you to feel less sh*tty about your money.

I want you to feel more freedom and choice around your money.

I want you to feel less panic and more peace.

I want you to sleep better at night.

I want you to stop living beyond your dreams.

One of the best ways to achieve these things, that very few folks talk about, is a one-month money buffer. This is also referred to as living on last month’s income.

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10 Reasons It's So Hard to Save Money (And What To Do About Them)

Wanna know the #1 reason people reach out to me for help with their money?

Wanting to save more money, and not knowing how.

Why’s it so hard to save? You make a decent income. You know you make more than your basic expenses. So what’s going on?

  1. You don’t know where your money is going.

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Is Budgeting Worth All The Work?

Budgeting can feel like a chore. It takes up time, it takes up your mental energy and space. It requires a new habit in your life that’s already really busy and frankly, you’re having a hard enough time as it is keeping up with all the other ‘shoulds’. You ‘should’ exercise more, you ‘should’ be drinking more water and less wine, you ‘should’ be making home-cooked meals for your kids every day, you ‘should’ call your mother more often, you ‘should’ be saving for retirement and saving for college and...ugh. It’s a lot of ‘should’s.

So why ‘should’ you be adding budgeting to that list?

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What I'd Do If I Won The Lottery

I think about money a lot. I think about how I use it, how I can better use it, how I can help others use it differently. How I can teach about it better. How I can show my daughter how to use it well and not feel bad about herself in the process. Thinking about money is my actual job.

I’m really practical about money. Sometimes to a fault (just ask my spouse!). But there’s something about daydreaming about winning the lottery that gets anyone, myself included, feeling less practical. But only to an extent - I can’t turn off my budgeting-love that easily.
So what would I do if I won the lottery?

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Why Budgeting Isn't Really About Money

Do you remember that viral online dating video that was going around a few years ago, where the woman tried to talk about herself and kept breaking into “sorry, I’m thinking about cats again”?

Yeah, that’s me - but with budgeting instead of cats.

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