The True Cost of Pet Ownership [+Checklist]

Have you been contemplating adding a new pet to your family? Or maybe you're like me and can't remember a time when you didn't have a furry companion. Regardless of if you already have a pet or are planning to get one, there are several costs involved that you may…

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6 Steps To Spring Clean Your Finances

Follow these 6 steps to clean up your finances. It's spring and you know what that means...spring cleaning! But I'm not talking about deep cleaning your baseboards, as fun as that sounds. I'm talking about spring cleaning your finances! (Which totally does sound fun to me.) If you're like me,…

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Gratitude Is the Secret to Financial Success

Start practicing gratitude to resist temptation and be more content with what you have. We live in a consumer driven world. All day we’re bombarded with ads exposing us to all sorts of temptations. Whether it’s that Olive Garden email that has you suddenly craving pasta or that Apple commercial…

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Why Feeling Scarcity Is Good For Your Budget

It's no fun being broke. It's less fun being broke and in debt. But if you've ever been either, you'll know what scarcity feels like. Scarcity is that feeling of crushing disappointment you get when you realize that thing you want is just outside of your budget. It's depressing, frustrating,…

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Happy Presidents’ Day!…Or Is It?

To celebrate this Presidents' Day I thought I'd round up some fun trivia. It's not all money related, but even I can use a break from money talk every so often. Well, not really but I figured you could. ;o) So...did you know...? The federal holiday isn't actually called Presidents'…

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