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The Importance of Accountability to Your Personal Finances

The Importance of Accountability to Your Personal Finances

Have you ever struggled to do something until someone asked you about it multiple times? Sometimes it can be hard to get things done without someone else checking in on us - or holding us accountable. This can be useful when it comes to managing your money too. Today,...

How to Use a Budget Binder To Manage Your Finances

How to Use a Budget Binder To Manage Your Finances

Are you ready to stop stressing about money and take control of your finances? Setting up a financial binder is a great way to do that! Today I'm going to tell you how to use a budget binder to manage your finances and get on top of your spending! A budget binder will...

5 Tips To Help You Stick To Your Budget

5 Tips To Help You Stick To Your Budget

So you've taken the time to sit down and prepare your budget for the month. You're excited to get on track with your money on payday, but as time goes on you're finding yourself getting farther and further off from your budget. Actually sticking to your budget is the...

10 Tips for Avoiding Impulse Spending

10 Tips for Avoiding Impulse Spending

You're standing in Target, holding a candle that you don't need, trying to decide whether to put it in your cart or back on the shelf. You finally just think "whatever, it's just a $10 candle!" and start heading to the checkout. Hang on! You're about to make an...

The Budget Binder that Helped Me Get Out Of Student Loan Debt

The Budget Binder that Helped Me Get Out Of Student Loan Debt

It took me over a year after starting to get control of my finances to find a financial management system that actually works for me! I have always been a “pen and paper person” who likes to write everything down. After trying several different planners and budget...

Can Your Savings Account Make Money?

Can Your Savings Account Make Money?

I bet you’ve heard a million times that you need to be saving money all the time. Maybe you’ve just gotten started saving your emergency fund or are saving for a big purchase. Setting aside money for the future is a great idea, but maybe you’re worried about losing out on money by saving instead of investing. Can your savings account make money?

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Guy

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Guy

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The beginning of the year always feels like a whirlwind to me. As a CPA, February is when my busiest time of year really gets going. I tend to forget about Valentine’s Day until the last minute (and my boyfriend’s February birthday… don’t tell him!). To help you stay on top of the holiday this year, I’ve pulled together this great list of budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your guy! These items will help you show you care without killing your budget.

10 Expenses to Cut From Your Budget This Year

10 Expenses to Cut From Your Budget This Year

The start of a new year is a great time to evaluate and clean up your budget. Sometimes you just get in the routine of updating it for each month without really looking at what you’re paying for. January is a great time to reconsider all those expenses! Here’s a handy list of expenses to cut from your budget this year.

Home Office Makeover on a Budget

Home Office Makeover on a Budget

This little budget office makeover was so much fun! I recently decided that I needed a dedicated office space to work on my blogging and YouTube channel. Big goals are in the works for my business this year. Having an inspiring and functional office space where I can go to work is important to me to help set myself up for success.

7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Grocery shopping is one of my least favorite things to do. It is also one of the budget categories where I’m most likely to go over budget. Since food is something we all have to buy regularly, I thought I’d share my tips to help you save money on groceries!