Category Archives: Saving Money

How To Stay Motivated With Your Financial Goals

April 24, 2017

It's hard to keep momentum going when you are working towards financial goals. In this post I'm talking about three different ways to stay motivated with your financial goals.

A couple weeks ago I sent out an email asking you guys what other blog posts you would want me to write about. This topic was one of the most asked for posts! Which, is completely fine by me because I can totally relate!

I think we all know the feeling of starting out on a new goal. You’re excited, hopeful and ready to work your butt off to get there! Much like running a marathon you start out going strong but then somewhere along the 5th mile you realize you still have a long way to go and you’re legs are already tired.

It’s at that point in running the race, that you can start to feel really hopeless. You see people ahead of you, then people that were behind you running ahead, and all the while your legs feel like they are going to give out at any moment.

It’s in those moments that you might want to quit, throw in the towel, turn around and head towards the nearest place that serves fries (or in the real life financial marathon go drop a hundred on some new clothes). But those moments are actually really important to have because in those moments is when the marathon really starts. continue reading

Back To Basics: How To Cut Back On The Necessities

April 10, 2017

Feeling like your paying too much for your basic needs and not sure how to cut back? Click through to read about how to not overindulge and cut back on the necessities!

As a culture we tend to want more. More time. More money. More things. We dream up the perfect life where we wouldn’t have to wait around for anything and we could have as much of whatever as we wanted.

The problem with that way of thinking is that when all you want is more, you can never be fully satisfied. Once you reach that “more” you wanted, you just want more of something else, and so on and so on. We have also started to take the basic necessities and over indulge them so much yet still believe it is in fact still a necessity, which in my opinion is one of the biggest mistakes we can make.

So today I wanted to talk about this! So, I’m taking it back to basics and explaining in detail what our actual necessities are for our lives and how you can or may already be turning them into extravagant wants veiled as necessities in hopes that you learn how to cut back and remember to be grateful for what you have.  Let’s do this!

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3 Shopping Tricks We Play On Ourselves And How To Fight Them

November 17, 2016

If you've ever gone shopping and asked yourself why you bought something, this post is for you. Read what shopping tricks we play on ourselves and how to fight them!

Whenever we find ourselves in a store and looking at an item there are a few different things that go through our head. I believe once our attention is brought to an item for purchase our mind instantly goes into reasons to justify us buying it.

If you are a trained minimal spender you are able to quickly combat these thoughts and continue walking. However, if you are not trained in this art form it can be hard to keep walking and instead you keep spending. continue reading

Five Signs You Should Switch To Minimal Spending

November 15, 2016

Wanting to learn how to spend wisely and budget your money? Or maybe you think you don't need to learn good spending habits. In either case let me help convince you why minimal spending is the way to go!

Sometimes we know when change is needed, other times we have no idea. Sometimes it takes a big tragedy or road sign before we realize that the way we’ve been doing things hasn’t been working like we’ve imagined.

Today I wanted to be that sign for you, in case you needed it! Today I wanted to walk you through five signs that you should probably start moving towards minimal spending with your money. I hope they encourage you, but also give you a little shove into making progress with your spending habits!

Let’s get into it, shall we? continue reading

How To Create A Holiday Plan And Budget

September 26, 2016

If the holidays coming don't evoke general feelings of joy and instead bring on stress of money and how you are going to buy everyone gifts and feed them at the same time, well then this article is for you. It talks exactly how to budget not just gifts for the holidays but the food you need to make and outings you want to participate in. If you are a planner or if you want to be a holiday planner then how to create a holiday plan and budget is perfect for you! Click through to read now!

Now before anyone yells at me for talking about the holidays before we’ve even hit Halloween, just hold your horses and give me a minute to explain. The most common mistakes made when spending money for the holidays is not having a plan and starting too late. So in order to avoid that issue I’m writing this post today to help you get a head start so that when the holidays do come you can enjoy them without worrying about your bank account.

So, if I have your permission, I will continue. ;) continue reading