Changing Your Money Mindset

Change Your Financial Situation, Change Your Life
Changing Your Money Mindset

Change Your Financial Situation, Change Your Life

This post was originally published on 4/21/2016 and updated on 5/21/2024. Being financially secure is going to change your life. And no, I’m not just being dramatic here. It’s not an understatement. It is literally going to change your life. If you don’t believe it, then you don’t yet

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

Spending Money to Maximize Life (Without Sacrificing Retirement)

In mainstream financial planning, all roads lead to one ultimate destination: retirement. The word retirement invokes a picture of a gray-haired couple relaxing on the beach or (even worse) on rocking chairs on the front porch. Indeed, if you look at the websites of financial planners who

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Budgeting

The Power of a Spending Plan to Maximize Your Life

I’m convinced that everyone has a budget, even if they don’t consciously recognize it as such. From the solid anti-budgeter to the simply agnostic to the hardcore money nerd, we all have ways of managing future spending. Maybe you simply add and subtract from your bank balances

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

2024 Year Theme: Healing

In the past, I’ve had a “word of the year” that signified my main intention for the new year. These words represented things that I wanted to spend my time, energy, and money on. Not only did these words mark themes in my life that were most

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money rules
Changing Your Money Mindset

Money Rules: Focusing on Financial Abundance Not Scarcity

As a kid, I was always one to follow the rules. I walked the straight-and-narrow and avoided getting in trouble, mostly because I didn’t want to be singled out or be in the spotlight (also, I grew up in the 80’s so I also needed to avoid

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

Your Spending, Your Life

Creating a spending plan that truly aligns with our values is an essential piece of optimizing your financial life. It doesn’t matter what you spend your money on, just that it aligns with your own personal values.

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The Importance of Money

4 Things to Remember in Uncertain Times

I started writing this blog post on the flight back to the U.S. back in January. News of the novel coronavirus spreading throughout China prompted us to return, and naively we thought we would be able to wait out the health situation for a few weeks and

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Minimalism & Frugality

2020 Word of the Year: Health

The last two years, my word of the year was “Simplify”. Yes, it did take me two years (2018 and 2019), but I finally feel like I accomplished it! I simplified my financial accounts, my daily processes and even my own expectations for myself. This year, my

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I’m Kathryn Hanna and I love to budget (really, I do!), build spreadsheets, and spend money on travel, sewing supplies & good chocolate.

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