As I stared at my budget with the glaring red negative numbers blasting into my brain, I shook my head again in disbelief. How did I do this again? Why can't I stick to a budget? Will I ever solve this mess? The numbers told the story and clearly showed my penchant for clothes, my voracious . . .
As I finish making a Caramel Macchiato that’s Cali Style with Nonfat Milk, No Foam, and Extra Drizzle; I can feel it. Without even looking up, I can feel the crossed arms, the stern looks, the glazed over eyes thinking, “I need caffeine now, why don’t you just hurry up already.” I’m only four drinks . . .
Did you do a double take on that title? Yes friends, I’m 40 (soon to be 41) and I found it interesting that there aren’t many financial articles directed at mid-lifers. It makes you feel a bit forgotten. Or could it be that everyone assumes we’re stellar at managing our finances. But what if you . . .
Too often I feel like my money is running me. One month goes great and the next...well, before you know it, it's off the rails like a runaway train. When you get tired of these ups and downs, you know it's time to simplify your finances and de-clutter your money life. Our finances somehow have a way . . .
It was another one of those days. The type of day where I sat for two hours in traffic trying to forget I was stuck, creeping along at a snails pace, and doing my best to stay calm. “Just breathe,” I told myself. I forced a smile and tried to focus on the fact that I was alive and had a job. Like . . .
You had a stellar 2016. You learned to live again. Yes, you were knocked down. Knocked right back down to the bottom. But from the bottom, there is only one direction – and that’s up. You’re standing at the bottom of the most beautiful mountain looking up at all the new and exciting things you can . . .
It’s almost Christmas, how exciting! I love this time of year, but there’s one thing I can do without – the panicked frenzy, the crazy driving, the selfishness, and the increase in rudeness. None of this sounds like Christmas does it? And yet, we put ourselves in this state of overwhelm and bah hum . . .
Switching to simple living? YouTube. Broken down car? YouTube. Learning to cook? YouTube. Trying to travel hack? YouTube. Hysterical cat videos? YouTube. Whenever I’m trying to figure something out that seems unfigureoutable (TY Marie Forleo), I turn to YouTube. I’ve found that all of life’s . . .
The holidays are a joyous time of year where we tend to indulge a bit more than usual. Endless parties, family get togethers, and outings with friends can drain our wallets quicker than you can twitch your nose like I Dream of Jeannie. For some of us, this means the holidays can be a marathon of . . .
Why is healthy eating so tedious sometimes? I mean, who wouldn't want to have a glowing complexion all the time and feel awesome in your own skin. I blame it on Starbucks cranberry bliss bars and Golden Oreo cookies. Both of which I'm known to have a craving for. The sad truth is that cravings are . . .