Spring clean your budget in 3 simple steps

Spring clean your budget in 3 simple steps

Let's talk spring cleaning...

Does spring give you the urge to just chuck everything (or a lot of things) right to the curb for the charity pick-up people?

It does to me. I am so "over" some of the "piles" that have accumulated in my home.

I don't know whether you are a naturally organized person, a somewhat organized person, or an accumulator, but after a cold, dark winter we could all do with a little "spring cleaning"

I'm currently going through the pile that has built up in my closet (I don't know why i ALWAYS pile stuff in there!), my kitchen counter, and my garage.

I don't teach home organization or cleanliness, but I do teach money and mindset. And I've learned that as much as we might think money and mindset are separate, they are actually two halves of the same whole.

The natural way to plan and reach your goals for the coming year

The natural way to plan and reach your goals for the coming year

I know you’re probably seeing a lot of stuff about setting goals, planning for the best year EVER in the history of the world, and all that jazz.

I’ve been seeing it in my news feed, my email inbox, and on tv too.

In years past I naturally rebelled against anyone telling me how to set goals and plan for the coming year (that’s part of my personality type). But over the past week I have had so many moments and epiphanies when I organically assessed the past year that I wanted to share these tools with you too.

How to give "Experiences" that matter to long-distance family and friends

How to give "Experiences" that matter to long-distance family and friends

(This is Part 2 of my series on experiences-based holiday gift-giving. Part 1 can be read here.)

 

I was preparing to hit “publish” on "Why and How to choose Experiences over stuff this holiday season", when my husband read through it (as per my request) and voiced a stunning caveat to my argument.

“What about people that give others a physical gift in order to give them an experience? Especially for loved ones who live far apart from each other. Sending a gift creates a shared experience because they cared enough to select and send something they thought the receiver would enjoy.”

Why & How to choose "Experiences" over stuff this holiday season

Why & How to choose "Experiences" over stuff this holiday season

In 2017 my husband and I turned a corner in our emotional maturity. Granted, we have always been “old souls” intellectually. But like everyone else, we have our share of emotional baggage that has, on occasion, driven our consumption decisions. This particular corner came down to not equating stuff with a life of richness.