Life

Build Around What You Value

One of my goals for this year is to keep my work schedule to no more than 25 hours per week. With two little ones, it’s not practical for me to devote more time. I’d rather spend time with my girls and do fantastic work for a few projects than try to squeeze everything in. […]

Achieving Big Changes with Small Wins

As a new year approaches, many people you know may be making resolutions and goals. Some popular ones include: Lose Weight Exercise More Eat Healthier Spend More Time with Loved Ones Get Out of Debt Save More Money Travel More As wonderful and inspiring as these are, most people will fail. Several factors come into play, […]

Change Your Habits with Systems, Not Willpower

I learned through personal experience and from others that lasting change is less about willpower and more about creating systems. Once you figured a way to change your habits you can break out and achieve your goals. We all have blind spots in our lives. When we’re stressed out we tend to get sloppy in a few areas, […]

Getting a Snapshot of Your Financial Life

The other day I wrote about knowing where you want to go in life and visualizing your dreams.  As I describe in my book, Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money, think of your financial plan like preparing for an epic trip. You have to have a destination so you can start budgeting and figure out […]

Picture Your Future

How many times have you made big goals for the year? How many times have you came up short? *hand up* We talked about understanding and defining your why, now it’s time to nail down where you want to go. I’ve seen two key components to those who were successful: One of the best ways […]

Start with Your Why

When I began writing about couples building up up finances and marriage, I used to suggest that they start with their budget. I’d give tips on free tools to see where the money was going and give advice on how to make it easy to keep tabs on spending. There was nothing wrong about what I […]