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Budgeting

YNAB Tutorial Part 1: Setup

I have another video tutorial for you today. The last one I did was on the basics of Excel. You know by now how much I love Excel. And now, today, I’m introducing you to another great tool, YNAB. (Note: select the settings icon and adjust the

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These cards are just the right size to fit in your wallet with your credit cards and keep you focused on achieving your financial goals!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Your Financial Decisions Determine Your Destiny

Of the tens of thousands of decisions that you make each day, how many of these decisions are directly related to money? Throughout the past year, we incurred 2,129 outgoing financial transactions (thanks YNAB for making that count easy!). That’s 178 per month and nearly 6 per day.

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It's so simple to calculate the return on your time (or money) with this simple tool! Is couponing worth it? Is it worth it to hire something out? Is it worth your money to use a grocery delivery or picking service? LOVE this post and calculator!
Changing Your Money Mindset

Balancing Saving Money and Saving Time

Have you ever done something to save money, just to wonder whether it was worth all the time you spent after all? Or on a similar note, have you spent a significant amount of money to save you some of your own time and then debated whether

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The FIRST book you should read about personal finance. I totally agree with this about the book Your Money or Your Life. This completely changed the way I thought about money.
Adjusting Your View Of Money

The FIRST personal finance book you should read

There really is just one personal finance book you should read if you’re not quite there yet in taking control of your financial situation. That book is Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. Maybe you just can’t stick to a spending plan,

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LOVE these lessons learned about how being wealthy doesn't make you happier or solve all your problems. This is an amazing perspective!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

What Having It All Taught Me About Money

I’ve had it all. I’ve lived in a multimillionaire dollar home with gardeners, a private car and driver, and a full-time nanny and housekeeper. I’ve experienced what it’s like to be the upper 1%. And I learned a lot about myself! Growing Up Poor I grew up

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Check out this video for some basic excel functions that will help you get started in using excel to create your financial plan!
Budgeting

Beginner Excel Tips for Financial Planning

If you’ve been around here for a while, then you likely know that I LOVE spreadsheets. I took an Excel class as an elective in college (wow-nerd alert!) and it was possibly the single best class I could have taken to really set me apart from my

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Celebrate graduation from this series of free personal finance classes with a commencement speech and a diploma!
Creating a Financial Plan

It’s MYMM Graduation Time!

Congratulations! You’ve made it! It’s been a lot of time and a lot of work, but you’ve finally reached graduation! You’ve created your financial plan and are well on your way to achieving your financial goals. Whether your goal is to retire early and travel the world

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