Budget Isn’t a Bad Word


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A budget can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, can be simple or complicated, can be restrictive or expansive. But one thing that all budgets have in common is that, at their core, they are a plan for your money. Full stop. That is their purpose for existing. And they only work when their user approaches them with that idea of their utility.

October 3, 2022

The 6 Tenants of Frugal Living


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Frugality is not about being cheap. It’s about being economical and simple. Conserving your limited resources and living simply, not extravagantly. It’s a very lagom way of living (as the Swedes say), not too much, not too little . Frugal living is intentional spending to align with your financial goals and happily living with less.

June 30, 2022

How To Figure Out What Your Life Actually Costs (And If You Can Afford It)


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The issue is not that the money is spent quickly, its that when money isn’t allocated to cover your life’s expenses it can disappear without making sure those expenses are met. Alternatively, you may find that you have enough money to cover all your expenses each month and no bills are being skimped on but your stress level is still through the roof because although you cross the finish line each month you aren’t sure how you got there and each month brings a new race to worry about.

June 21, 2022

Catching up on 2020 and 2021


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Well now I’m back…from outerspace it seems. Life has sure gotten busy and took my attention far from my blog. But here I am to tell you all what’s going on with me and what to expect to see here moving forward. In March 2020 our whole world changed. Yes, we all went into quarantine […]

December 21, 2021

How I’m Saving Today


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So let’s do a check in shall we? In the last few weeks I have been taking a lot of steps to make changes to get my financial life in order. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Started freelance writing for a few regular clients. This is awesome since I really enjoy writing and really […]

December 14, 2018