Why It’s Important to Stick to a Budget During a Divorce

Going through a divorce is stressful and typically fraught with emotion. The last thing you may want to think about is sticking to a budget. It's one more thing to stress about during an already stressful time. People often assume living on a budget translates to all these negative things: You have to restrict yourself, you don’t get to [...]

February 27th, 2019|Budgeting, Love & Money|

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 54: Cognitive Biases and How They Affect our Spending (Part 2)

This episode is part two 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 if you haven't yet.) In this episode, we discuss how the Availability Heuristic bias is impacting the way we think of ourselves as money managers.  In this episode, you will learn: The [...]

February 22nd, 2019|Learn, Podcast, Spending|

The Pros and Cons of a Credit Card Balance Transfer (Video)

When you're facing a mountain of credit card debt, a zero percent balance transfer is really appealing. But it's not always the best option. There are some financial coaches and experts out there who believe if you have credit card debt, that you should never transfer it. At Fiscal Fitness, we believe everyone's situation is different and people respond [...]

February 22nd, 2019|Debt, Strategize|

Top 10 Money Questions to Ask Before Saying “I Do”

We all know it's important to talk about finances before committing to someone for the rest of your life. And sure, it's great to have that conversation, but how and where do you even start? The reality is most people were never taught financial and budgeting basics, so talking about finances might be a case of not even knowing [...]

February 19th, 2019|Love & Money, Strategize|

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 53: Raising Money-Smart Kids with Allowance Expert John Lanza

John Lanza, is on a mission to help families raise money-smart kids so that they can live happier, more fulfilled lives.  To that end, he has written The Art of Allowance along with three other children’s picture books. John also is the creator and Chief Mammal of The Money Mammals. It is an award-winning DVD and youth savings account [...]

February 15th, 2019|Carmen's Corner, Podcast|

Never Feel Buyer’s Remorse Again

We have all felt buyer's remorse at some point, and boy, isn't it painful? It stings a little for sure - that gut-wrenching feeling is all too familiar. It may be easy to dismiss this feeling since we've all done it. But it's the pesky little things that can lead to doubt, a lack of confidence, and the inability [...]

February 13th, 2019|Be Inspired, Learn|

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 52: Interview with Financial Therapist Kiné Corder

Kiné Corder founded Prosperity Club when she realized couples needed help with more than just the numbers. A former Morgan Stanley Financial Planning Specialist, Kiné made the shift becoming to a financial counselor about 5 years ago. As a Hypnotherapist, Financial Therapist and CEO of Presidential Lifestyle, she helps patients feel more confident in every area of their lives. She [...]

February 8th, 2019|Podcast|

The Fiscal Fitness Podcast, Episode 51: Interview with Financial Coach Mandyy Thomas

Mandyy Thomas, born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, is a former civil engineer and holistic nutritionist turned financial coach.  She was so stressed worrying about money that it created significant health and anxiety-related issues.  Mandyy was able to significantly reduce her anxiety and improve her overall health with proper nutrition and learning as much as she can about personal [...]

February 6th, 2019|Financial Coaching, Podcast|

How to Have a Productive Budget Meeting with Your Spouse

Let’s face it. Money is a tough topic of conversation, especially if that conversation is with your spouse. Before you utter the words "We need to talk about our money" with your significant other, take a deep breath and read our best tips for what to say in a budget meeting with your spouse. You can do this. It [...]

February 3rd, 2019|Budgeting, Learn, Love & Money|

Five Tips for Dealing with a Financial Hardship

The government shutdown is over for the time being. Government workers are thankfully receiving paychecks again. However, the threat of the next government shutdown is less than a few weeks away. It’s a terribly uncertain time to work for Uncle Sam. Your paychecks may not be reliant on the whims of the government, but the shutdown likely made you [...]

February 1st, 2019|Debt, Strategize|
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