Category Archives: Money Talk

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Three Things To Do With Your Money To Better Your Life

August 17, 2017

Want to learn how to use your money to better your life? Well perfect! Because that's what I want to teach you in this post!

Hello friends! I’m excited about this post today because I’m breaking down in the simplest terms what I think you should do with your money to better your life. You see, I think that people believe that unless how much money we make changes our life can’t really change for the better either.

Let me be the one to tell you straight, you’re wrong. continue reading

How We Stopped Spending Unnecessary Money

August 16, 2017

Learn how my husband and I stopped spending unnecessary money and instead put our money towards our goals. Five tips to help you with your unnecessary spending.

I’ve talked a lot on this blog and in my free course and program about not spending money unnecessarily and how to be a “minimal spender”. I’ve always been pretty good with money but it wasn’t until a year or so ago that I became a real minimal spender!

When my husband and I made the decision that I would quit my job and pursue this little blog you’re reading we knew that we would have to cut back a little in order to do it. The thing is we were already on a pretty minimal budget. But we cut back a few more things and called it good.

Then six months later my husband essentially did the same thing I did and quit his job to pursue another job for less pay but was what he really wanted to do with his life.

When that happened we decided that if we didn’t want to spend all of our money every month and if we wanted to continue to save for a house like we’d been doing, then we needed to cut out all unnecessary spending. That meant, no clothes, no coffees to go, no new electronics, no shoes, etc. All of it went out of the budget! (You can see the difference in our budgets in my posts $1700 budget and my $1300 budget.)

Do you know what changed when we did that?

Not much. continue reading

10 Dos And Don’ts of Money Management

August 14, 2017

10 dos and don'ts of money management to help you jump start your finances! Let me help you understand exactly what to do to have financial success!

I think a lot of people start off on their own in their twenties without much knowledge of what to do with their money or how to use it for good in their life. We don’t teach it in school, you don’t have to learn anything to get a bank account, so we usually end up copying the money practices of our parents whether they are good or bad because it is the only thing we know.

So all that to say if you wanted a quick, simple, and straight to the point list of what you should and shouldn’t do with your money I’ve done it here in this post. Let me help you get a little jump start on your knowledge about money and how to use it for bettering your life, because I am ALL about that! continue reading

4 Tips For Combining Finances And Budgeting In Marriage

May 11, 2017

Manage your budget and combine your finances in marriage the right way with 4 tips for combining finances and budgeting in marriage!

Getting married and combining your lives is a really exciting time! Moving in together, making decisions together, and sharing your day to day is just as dreamy as it sounds, until you start actually living it.

Don’t get me wrong I love my husband to the moon and back but love doesn’t prepare you for change or make it any easier. You quickly learn things about your significant other that you hadn’t even thought about before, like how they do the dishes, or how often they change their oil or even what trashcan they prefer. Now most of those little things don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. But there is one thing that you don’t always know before getting married that does matter and you should definitely figure out; money. continue reading