Budgeting

October 10, 2020
How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

It can be so frustrating when you have more month than money! Everything is a battle and a challenge, just living day to day. The trick to getting out of that cycle is to make a plan for every single dollar. If you decide where you will spend your money before you receive it, you…

September 29, 2020
How to Start Couponing

Using coupons can be a great way to stretch your grocery budget. Whether you save $2.00 or $25.00, that is money that you can put towards your financial goals. It’s easy to get started, according to The Krazy Coupon Lady. What to Buy with Coupons She suggests when you are starting out, focus your energy…

September 07, 2020
What should I do to budget if I’m on unemployment?

I’m sorry to hear you are unemployed. I know for many people it has been very difficult to access unemployment benefits since the CARES Act was enacted in March 2020. On top of that, the extra $600 per month payout ended July 31, 2020. So, congratulations on breaking through the red tape. You finally have…

August 24, 2020
Game Plan for Starting a Small Business

When I first became a financial planner, my specialty was small business owners. I also headed my local Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business committee. Over the years, I received a lot of excellent business advice. Below are the top five most impac...

September 17, 2020
How Distinguishing Between Needs and Wants Can Help You Build a Better Budget

In order to create a budget that not only works, but that you can thrive on, it helps to consider your needs and wants. It can be hard initially to see any of your spending as a want because you can’t see your life without it. But if you take a ste...