My Budget: November 2014 Edition

I think it is time to introduce you to my budget. It is one of the sharpest tools in my personal finance arsenal and it is the main reason that I started this blog. Here stands a woman that is completely wedded to her budget and yes we are happily married. As I have mentioned a few time before, I use YNAB to do my budgeting but this doesn't stop me from using the old school method of pencil and paper at times when I need to get a new perspective on where I am headed....more

A Betrayal of Trust

My tenacity is currently being tested with long struggle I have been having in the last 12 months with claiming compensation from an unscrupulous Financial Adviser who mis led me whilst I was living overseas in Thailand as an expatriate.He claimed an expertise in advising on Financial Products and specifically on Overseas Pensions. What ensued was a disaster. For me....more

Savings tips

We are now in the month of February. In which most of our new years reso’s & goals have began to fall to the way side. Theres still hope for some of those goals though! If you’re like me {horrible at saving money} & you’ve made a goal to save {every penny you can} a little money in 2013 I’ve got a few ways to help you do it. Here are a few things I’ve picked up, ok so I heard them from my financial advisors {my mother, dad, brother, & a lady from work}....more

The Smart Guide to Harnessing the Power of Love for Wealth Creation

LOVE.We seek to share it with others, we relish in it, we are made of it, and we want more of it. To give and receive love – it’s the best feeling in the world.But what does love mean to you? How do you feel it; how do you show it?...more

Donation? Investment? There's A Lot In A Word

Charity: Water Headquarters in Manhattan...more

Bloggers Make Money with ShareASale

Aside from disclosure statements, I don’t usually discuss my money-making tactics on this blog. For a long time, the reason was that I wasn’t making any money from blogging. I’m still not making a ton, but for a blog that has less than 20,000 visitors a month, I’m doing really well. Actually, I have a whole post that I intend to write after the New Year that will go into detail about my affiliate programs, what I’ve earned, etc. For my first one, I just want to do a year-end review…mostly so I can show you how slow it was to get started....more

Beyond Money and Power - a new set of values

Lately I have been experiencing a ground swell of desire for a new way to be and live. I expect to see this from my clients, however I am seeing it in places and people I would not expect.Arianna Huffington shares her thoughts about redefining success in her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder. Instead of focusing solely on money and power she calls us to look to a third metric centered on the quality of our lives....more

5 Reasons Why Moms Need to Know Their Credit Scores

Moms bear a heavy financial burden. Most moms are responsible for the finances of the entire household, which means that they need to figure out how to manage the household income well enough to provide for everyone in the family. This is a big responsibility that can make any mom panic. This pressure is even one of the most common stressors that moms experience and can effect a lot of the decisions that they family makes. These issues are very unfortunate, but moms still need to carry the burden of the household finances no matter what....more

26 and Chasing Freedom

 I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day (In Time)....more

Who Is Rich?

As kids grow up, they start to ask questions.  Lots of questions.  Some are easier to answer than others.  They constantly challenge you to help define things that in many ways are undefinable, or defined by different people in different ways....more