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Start Small: Four Small Changes that Have a Big Impact on Your Finances
Everyone has heard the analogy of how cutting the daily latte can turn you into a millionaire by retirement. And that is one way, but believe it or not, there are tons of small things you can do every day that can make a huge impact on your financial life. So why don't more people do these things??? Because we [...]
Draft Your Fantasy Financial Team
We are financial coaches, so it's probably a given that we like numbers more than the average person. So here are a few surprising ones: 57 MILLION - Number of people in the US and Canada participating in fantasy sports each year 6.9 HOURS - Amount of time the average participant spends managing a fantasy football team each week [...]
The Fiscal Fitness Podcast Episode 61: Finance and Fitness – here are the top 10 traits that will make you successful in both!
How many of the traits do you share with financially and healthfully successful people? Over the years financial coach Jill Emanuel has noticed that the great majority (80%!!!) of our one on one financial coaching clients clients are focused on their health and fitness as well as their finances. This fact got her wondering if there were certain personality [...]
The Fiscal Fitness Podcast Episode 60: Big Fat Hairy Goals
Are you avoiding your Big, Fat, Hairy Goals because they don't feel realistic or tangible? In today’s episode Coach Jill talks about your BFHG’S, big fat hairy goals. The problem with these huge goals we have we start to feel overwhelmed and frustrated with the thought that we will never achieve those BFHG’s. It’s when we start to put [...]
The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 59: Cognitive Biases and How They Affect our Spending (Part 6)
This episode is part six of our six-part series on cognitive biases and how they affect our spending habits and financial decisions. (Make sure you check out part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5 if you haven't yet.) In this episode, we discuss what the Ostrich Effect is and how it is impacting the way we approach [...]
21-day Summer Money Challenge
THE CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE CHALLENGES! We are so excited for our Summer Money Challenge to kick off on July 15th!! It's just 21-days long ---> You can do ANYTHING for 21 days!! 🙂 We are on a mission to empower driven professionals and entrepreneurs to take control of their money and ultimately their life! [...]
Stuff 0, Happiness 1
Last month, we upgraded our kitchen. (No, that's not my kitchen in the photo. I'm not that good at staging. This is a financial blog, not a lifestyle blog.) After living in our house for more than five years, we had grown tired of our dark cabinets and dark countertops. We wanted to lighten things up. So we hired a contractor to paint our cabinets and [...]
Is Pet Insurance Worth It?: Why You Should Save Instead of Buying Pet Insurance
As financial coaches, we have seen our fair share of canine and feline-loving clients. We know pets are important, so we always account for them when crafting any budget. But beyond budgeting for the basics like food and routine vet appointments, people ask us if they should purchase pet insurance for those unexpected pet-related accidents and emergencies. Our [...]
The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 58: Cognitive Biases and How They Affect our Spending (Part 5)
This episode is part five of our six-part series on cognitive biases and how they affect our spending habits and financial decisions. (Make sure you check out part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4 if you haven't yet.) In this episode, Coach Kelsa discusses how the Negativity Bias is impacting the way we define ourselves with money, our [...]
The Fiscal Fitness Podcast Episode 57: Are you eating all your money away?
One challenge that Coach Jill sees time and time again is that clients tell her they are blowing their budget when it comes to food and eating out. So many people are frustrated with how much they are spending in this area (or are too scared to even look!), but don’t know where to begin with getting it to [...]