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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Simplifying your finances can be an effective way to break the living paycheck to paycheck cycle. One step that has been helpful for us is tracking our spending. With so many accounts, bills, and goals, it can be easy to not know where the money is going. Easy Way to Track Your Money Keeping tabs […]

Adjust as Needed When Simplifying Your Life

As we simplify our lives this year there is one thing I will be fighting to keep in mind – it’s okay to adjust as needed. The constant in life is change. Don’t feel bad if you have to rework things. It’s said the done though. I think we can be so hard on ourselves for […]

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, […]

Understand Where You Are Now

The other day I wrote about knowing where you want to go in life and visualizing your dreams. Now we look at the other point on your map -where you are now. It sounds easy enough, but sometimes can be stress to examine where you are now. It can also liberating and empowering. You can’t create a […]