Changing Your Money Mindset

My theme for 2017: YOU ARE ENOUGH. Contentment with what you have and what you are is not the same as not improving. Find your "enough" and achieve it!
Changing Your Money Mindset

2017 Year Theme: “Enough”

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

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Time's Not Money, It's Life.
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Time’s Not Money, It’s Life

At one point in my life, I bought into the saying that “time is money.”  Never was I more aware of the link between time and money than when I was a CPA stressing over tracking every minute I spent at work and allocating my time among

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How does your income stack up to worldwide income? You have the ability even on a small income to create a financially secure future for yourself-do it!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Money Around the World

I’m fascinated by learning about the way people live in other parts of the world.  I love to see what their homes look like, how they spend a typical day, what they do for a living and I love to learn about the little things that make their

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Build a strong financial foundation for your money through emergency funds, cash reserves and savings.
The Importance of Money

A Stable Financial Foundation

Now that you have a plan to create your emergency fund and cash reserve, let’s look at how this is going to create a stable foundation for your entire financial plan.  The foundation of a house is the load-bearing structure that supports it from underneath.  We’re currently

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Your definition of budget is wrong and you must read this! A budget is not a money diet! Perhaps this is why you could be avoiding it?
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Your Definition of Budget is Wrong

I love to read personal finance books (yes, I’m a nerd and I know it).  However, there is one thing that I’ve seen in multiple books that just isn’t correct.  I keep seeing the authors discuss ways to reach financial goals and plan for your money and

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

How Do You Define Wealth?

What does it actually mean to be wealthy anyway?  Is someone who lives in a million dollar home, drives a hundred thousand dollar car and is a member of the most prestigious local country club considered wealthy if they are leveraged in debt up to the value

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

Change Your Financial Situation, Change Your Life

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 and if you don’t believe it then you aren’t yet realizing how much of your life energy you spend

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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.

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