Life

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Last week we had a financial check-up. Between buying the house, some family things that have popped up, and other stuff going on, we knew it would be good to get a third pair of eyes to look over some things. As with most financial reviews, we went over our numbers – our savings, investments, […]

Monthly Goal Review and Preview: April / May 2016

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! April Goal Reviews We got slammed in April, financially and time-wise. Besides the usual, we had: both life insurance policy premiums due car inspection and taxes for our Honda Accord my driver’s license renewal our oldest’s dental check-up (we pay out of picket […]

Monthly Goal Review and Preview: March / April 2016

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! March Goal Review As bad as March was with all the unexpected expenses, I was able to get quite a few things done. I’m grateful that we’ve been able to slash or eliminate some bills, which gave a us a cushion. That said, […]

Simplify Your Work: Email Templates

I first heard about using templates at a work conference years ago, but dismissed it because I thought it was too impersonal. Why Email Templates Work Now I realize using email templates help me in so many ways. Saves Time: Since many of the emails I get are similar (meetings/guest posts/advertising), copying and pasting from my […]

How to Become an Early Riser (& Enjoy It!)

Until we can find a way to extend the day, I’ve found that becoming an earlier riser can help you gain some extra time for your personal goals. Benefits of Waking Up Earlier Even waking up an hour early can make a huge impact on your day. The biggest ones I noticed personal are: Productivity: […]

Monthly Goal Review and Preview: February / March 2016

New month, which means it’s time to review and share some goals! I’m so happy that spring is coming up, not a fan of this cold and erratic weather we’ve been having. February Goal Review So last month told you what I wanted to knock out. In the spirit of simplifying I kept it to only […]