All I really want is a simple life. I want to be outside in the sunshine and relax with a good book. I want to work hard and feel like I’ve accomplished something each and every day. I want to go on adventures with my kids and
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.
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,
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
We hear this old adage everywhere in the personal finance world. Clearly, it’s also being largely ignored judging from the current financial status of most Americans. But I’ll throw it out there as one of the most important things you should be doing to manage both your
It wasn’t until I first started tracking my expenses that I realized the power of small amounts in personal finance. Of course, it applies both way to spending and saving. Spending small amounts here and there can add up to a large total that can really break
At the beginning of every single year (and sometimes months/weeks/days), I make numerous resolutions. I’m going to eat more healthy (aren’t we all?), I’m going to exercise more (join a gym!) and it’s going to be the year that I finally stop biting my nails (this really
I’m Kathryn Hanna-wife, mother of 3 and a Certified Public Accountant. I love to budget (really, I do!) , build spreadsheets and spend money on travel, sewing supplies and good chocolate.