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How to shop for the holidays, get everything you want, save money and not go crazy!

We are nearly two days away from the official first shopping day of the holidays, Black Friday.  It's about to get real!!  Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and big deals can be found.  Some people like to brave the crowds and early morning camping out to find the best deal.Other people […]

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Free Stuff Friday - Books!

It's summer time here in Arizona.  If you don't have a pool you have to find something to do inside in the AC.  It's a great time find a good book to read and keep cool.  If you have a smart phone or tablet you know that the price of Kindle books add up pretty […]

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What’s the balance between loving what you have and wanting more?

What’s the balance between loving what you have and wanting more?Change hurts but it also helps us grow. Just ask my clients. They come to me not very in love with their current financial situation and they want more. They work hard and don’t feel like they are getting the reward for their effort. Often […]

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Why is Gratitude Important?

Why is Gratitude Important? I hear people talking about gratitude. Some of them even keep a gratitude journal where they write down what they are grateful for each day. I get that it means being thankful but why is gratitude important? Gratitude a mindset and it’s about more than being thankful. Gratitude is about being […]

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Tips for Thanking Clients

Tips for Thanking ClientsAs a small business owner and budgeting coach for other business owners, I know firsthand the challenges faced when it comes to attracting and retaining clients. Without clients, we don’t have a business so don’t save the thank-yous for the holiday season! Make thanking clients a year round event with these tips:Start […]

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10 Quotes About Delayed Gratification

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10 Quotes About Delayed GratificationNot buying something now in favor of saving for a better item in the future is called delayed gratification. Here’s what a few famous folks have to say about it:“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, […]

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50 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money

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50 Things to Do Instead of Spending MoneyI often hear clients tell me that they HAVE to spend money. The truth is, there is plenty to do that is no cost! Here are 50 things to do instead of spending money:                       Go to the library  […]

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An Inexpensive Baby's Room

Michael and I are excited to have our first baby on the way. Miss Carmen will be joining us as a New Year baby- her due date is 1/5/16!I know it's easy to get lost in Pinterest-Land and see all the extravagant nurseries people have designed. I think about little Carmen and how she won't […]

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Shopping Second Hand: Insider Secrets

Tips, Strategies and Tricks for Shopping Second Hand from an InsiderIf you haven't tried secondhand shopping to help build your wardrobe, I highly recommend giving it a try. I know it can seem overwhelming, intimidating or even "icky" so I hope these tips can help you navigate the secondhand shopping world.First, change your mentality about […]

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What to Ask Your Soon-to-be Spouse About Money Before You Get Married

What to Ask Your Soon-to-be Spouse About Money Before You Get MarriedWhen it comes to getting married, there are a lot of questions to ask each other. Money is one of the biggest reasons couples get divorced. Before taking the plunge, let’s talk about what to ask your soon-to-be spouse about money before you get […]

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