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What’s preventing you from achieving your goals?

Achieving your goals

Do you want to retire at a certain age or take a trip to Australia or stay home with the kids? Most people have some type of goal in mind for the future. It can be difficult to achieve any type

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Posted in Debt, Financial Wellness, Overspending, Retirement, Savings, Underearning

5 Tips to Avoid Being Broke Right After Payday

I was thinking the other day about how many times I’ve heard someone say “Ugh I just got paid and I’m already broke“. Another one is “I’d love to go have dinner tonight, but I can’t afford it.” It’s one thing

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Posted in Budgeting, Financial Wellness, Overspending

3 tips to stop your impulse purchases

making an impulse purchase

Impulse purchases happen typically because we want instant satisfaction. And of course that feels good, but it’s usually temporary. Plus, buying on impulse regularly can lead to bad financial habits, empty wallets, and possibly even debt. Here are 3 tips to stop making

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Posted in Overspending

Do you nickel and dime your wallet to death?

When you have cash can you make it last or do you find yourself pulling money from the ATM and it’s gone in a day or two? A pack of gum here, a chai tea latte there…just for those couple of

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Posted in Budgeting, Grocery Shopping, Overspending

Money and Emotions: I’m getting verklempt

As a financial counselor people ask me all the time how much they should spend on different expenses.  And while there are “averages” and IRS standards, the fact of the matter is there is no right answer because it depends on

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Posted in Budgeting, Overspending
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