Welcome to My Blog

This is where I will be sharing what I hope will be helpful and encouraging advice, funny stories, and valuable guidance.

Spark Joy in Your Spending

It seems like everyone has been inspired by Netflix’s latest series “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo.  My facebook feed is full of either people showing off their newly organized drawers or sharing memes about throwing out bras because they didn’t spark joy.  Even if...

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Join the iValue Photo Challenge

How would you like a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card?!  (You know how much I love Amazon!!!) You may have heard I recently revamped my iValue Quiz. (It took a long time and I so excited to have it ready to share!) Not only is it a bit more entertaining to take...

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Why Budgeting Fails

It's obvious right? You're just not disciplined enough, not dedicated enough, not committed enough to stick to your budget.  If that's the voice you hear in your head, listen up.  I have some information you may want to consider before you try to muscle your way...

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Actually Enjoy Your Holidays This Season

Can you hear it? The excited chatter, little squeals of joy and your favorite Christmas carols.... Can you smell it? Pine, cinnamon, ginger bread, and cookies baking in the oven... Can you feel it? It's the magic of the holidays! It sounds so nice doesn't it? But...

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Money Anxiety – Calm It Now!

You know the type of anxiety attack I’m talking about. We’ve all been there. The shortness of breath, the tightness in the chest, the world closing in, the dread in the pit of your stomach (that’s always the worst for me), the hotness on the back of your neck, or...

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