Dealing with budgetary setbacks

Dealing with budgetary setbacks

Goals are important. Without them, it's really hard to anchor our time. 

When we make a to-do list, that's a goal. When we set out to lose weight with a number in mind, that's a goal. 

Why not deal with finance the same way? 

Jason and I are currently working on some big savings goals. We decided in February of this year on a specific number we needed in our savings account and estimated how long it would take us to get there. 

We've made great progress. But we've also had some setbacks. 

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When you feel discouraged in your goals

When you feel discouraged in your goals

As we head into the holiday season I like to use this as a time of reflection. As the year draws to a close I think about my goals, what I've accomplished and where I thought I would be. 

There are a few goals that I did reach this year, both business and personal. And many, many, many more that I didn't. A few a came so close to and didn't quite reach and a few where I failed miserably. 

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When you feel discouraged in your goals

When you feel discouraged in your goals

As we head into the holiday season I like to use this as a time of reflection. As the year draws to a close I think about my goals, what I've accomplished and where I thought I would be. 

There are a few goals that I did reach this year, both business and personal. And many, many, many more that I didn't. A few a came so close to and didn't quite reach and a few where I failed miserably. 

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The FIVE minute project that brought me sanity for under $10!

The FIVE minute project that brought me sanity for under $10!

While I love our house, its layout, location and airiness, I was becoming increasingly frustrated because there is no real entryway or place to put things like purses, backpacks, coats and bicycle helmets. 

I love our new home. The first time I walked in it I knew I wanted to live there. 

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How to not give up when paying off debt

How to not give up when paying off debt

“I can’t do this anymore, I feel like I am running but not getting anywhere and I want to quit.” That’s what the message I got on Facebook read. 

It wasn’t the first time I have gotten a comment or email from someone who was just at the end of their financial rope. I get hundreds of messages and comments each week from women who are frustrated, exhausted and they just want to give up. 

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