Budgeting

7 Smart Money Moves in Your 20’s

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Am I making the right money moves for my age?” It makes me super happy that you are thinking about that and worried about it. I’ll be honest, when I was in my early 20’s, I wasn’t thinking about “am I making the right money moves.”

Trying to figure out what to do with your money in your 20's can be tricky. I've got a handy guide to help you through it PLUS a FREE e course.

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How Budgeting Makes You Sexier + FREE Money Cheatsheet

Did you know that budgeting makes you sexier? Check this out PLUS a FREE sexy money cheat sheet. I bet you didn’t know that budgeting actually makes you sexier. It’s true, I swear by it.

Country to popular belief, budgeting doesn’t have to be a terrible horrible word. When you master budgeting and have it down pat, you can create a new budget blindfolded and in no time flat.

You see, everyone wants you to believe that you can’t figure out budgeting and that it’s going to tell you all the stuff you can’t do. Yah, don’t listen to those people.

Budgeting is there to show all the stuff you CAN do. All the goals you CAN accomplish. All the positive financial steps you CAN make.

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#1 Way to Fix Your Budget

budget, budgeting, expenses, savings, millennialWhy is my budget always failing? That’s the #1 question I’m always asked, and I can usually answer it once I know the answer to the following question, “Do you know your numbers?”

To which you might reply, “My numbers, what do you mean?”

Exactly!

Knowing your numbers is the #1 way to fix your budget, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. It is the most hated step in the budgeting process because it takes the most amount of time. Sure, you can simply this process, which I’ll talk about later, but to get the ball rolling, you’ve got to be willing to roll up your sleeve and get down and dirty with your spending. (more…)

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Goals Are Great…You Need a Freakin’ System

financial goalsGoals are fantastic.

They are the backbone to your budget and provide the GPS system for your financial future.

The problem is that most people set financial goals and never achieve them..and wonder why they can never get ahead financially.

It’s because you need a freakin’ system for success!

You would never set out to run a marathon without a game plan in place. You don’t just magically run 26.2 miles (and survive). You need to know when to train, how much to train and so on. Your goal is the date you will run the race, but the game plan (system) is all of the details for how you are going to achieve that goal.

2016 is the perfect time to get your goals together and create a system to achieve each one of them.

*If you want to travel…great… you need a system.
*If you want to pay off debt…great…you need a system.
*If you want to buy a house…great…you need a system.
*If you want to move abroad…great…you need a system.
Take a listen to this podcast where I talk about how to get your system in place so 2016 will be your best financial year yet!

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PS- I’m launching a FREE e-course on How to Build a Better Budget on January 4th. Sign up below so you can once and for all figure out how to do this budget thing (shhh, don’t tell anyone, but it’s the secret to your financial success each month and I’m going to tell you how to do it.)

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8 Step Money Game Plan for the Start of Each Month

8 Step Money Game PlanHut, Hut, Hike.

Whether you like sports or not, you know that before each game the team has a game plan for how they will win. I want you to think of your finances the same way. We need a money game plan, an action plan and goals that we are trying to achieve to keep us on track. Otherwise, most of us feel like we are just shooting in the dark, and this stuff is hard. Even if you are in a  great money situation, I’m sure that there are a few things that trip you up, or maybe that you aren’t paying enough attention to.

This is the 8 step money game plan that I came up with years ago to keep me focused at the start of each month. I use it month after month and wanted to share it with you. It’s helped a lot of my clients as well take “control” of their money and make some positive changes. (more…)

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