Saying No to Build the Lifestyle You Desire

Saying No to Build the Lifestyle You Desire

Success depends on getting good at saying no without feeling guilty. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to someone else’s projects. You can only get ahead with your desired lifestyle if you are focused on the things that will produce...
Budget Stretching Secrets from a Frugalista Mom

Budget Stretching Secrets from a Frugalista Mom

I have often been called Thrifty, Frugal and now the best term yet Frugalista!  I don’t mind these terms, in fact it is almost a little like a badge of honor.  I think it is in my blood (German I am!) to be a smart shopper, always looking for the deal.  It definitely...

Marriage and Money: Do You Have a Plan?

‘He who fails to plan, plans to fail’, Proverb When you got married, did you and your spouse sit down and develop a plan for your family finances? I am a big believer that those who are proactive achieve the most success, and I have experienced this to be true in the...

Leave Your Work (Mostly) at Work

As technology brings us closer, it also makes it tough to maintain healthy boundaries with our time.  For many of us, this is especially true when it comes to our work/family balance and our time spent online. Forty years ago, most careers allowed you to simply punch...