Posts in budgeting
How to Buy a Car Like a Pro

How dreamy is a new car smell? There is truly nothing like it: leather seats, new carpet, a shiny new dashboard, and endless road trip possibilities. I love new cars, but I hate buying a new car, or any vehicle, in general. It always seems like you aren’t getting a good deal - even if you get one.

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Financial FOMO

Does scrolling through instagram give you anxiety? Does flipping through facebook make you feel less than? Does pinterest make you dream of a life you don’t have? Social media can be a fantastic place to give you inspiration but if you are not where you want to be it can leave you downright depressed.

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Last Minute Christmas Budget πŸŽ„(+ free printable!)

Who waits until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ hint: I do! If you’re like me, your credit card will be as full as your stomach was on Thanksgiving. If you want to get serious with your Christmas budget, follow these 4 steps to avoid a holiday spending hangover:

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How to Stop Emotional Spending

Ahh...the feel of a new purchase, a brand new, shiny object here to improve life. Buying can feel so good. It feels so good until panic, denial, and frustration set in after receiving a credit card bill. This is the trap of emotional spending. To stop emotional spending in its tracks you need to know the warning signs: 

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6 Steps To Becoming A Stealth Millionaire

It's actually very easy to become a millionaire. A shocking statement, I know. 

Nearly 1 out of 20 individuals in the United States is a millionaire and the majority of those are self-made millionaires. In the United States, there is nothing stopping you from reaching your financial goals.

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How to Discuss Financial Changes with Family

Finances and family sometimes do not mix. They can get especially tricky if you have decided to make a financial change in your life like getting out debt or trying to save more and start investing. The rest of your immediate and extended family may not "get it" and the good news is they don't have to! However, if you must discuss it, here's how you can speak to your family about your financial changes:

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Are You Keeping Up with the Joneses?

One of the best things I was exposed to at my previous job was a behavioral science department. Behavioral science? I had never heard of such a thing. Our behavioral science department studied individual's habits with money. This included how they felt and thought about money, what their actions were around money, and ultimately what worked and what didn't around financial education. 

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The Ultimate Vacation Budget

It is almost summer!! The kids are getting out of school and your vacation is scheduled but have you forgotten about your budget? Vacations should be relaxing and your splurge should not follow you home.

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Should I Get a Dog?

Our furry friends feel less like pets and more like parts of our family. They are akin to children and most of us could hardly imagine life without our fluffy family member. However, if you are still in the consideration stage, there are a couple of financial implications you may not realize. Today, we will evaluate if you have enough money in the bank to properly take care of a puppy.

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budgetingElizabeth Thompson
Take the CEO Challenge!

The CEO challenge is designed for those who are in the loop. The loop is another term for living a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. The loop can affect all income levels and is not just for the underemployed. Entering the loop seems harmless at first..

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budgetingElizabeth Thompson