Many years ago I decided that it was time that I bossed my money around….and not the other way around. I figured out how to, not only create a budget, but to stay within it’s guidelines too!

Now, money is a great thing to have. Money allows you to live indoors and have food on the table. Money is a commodity for trading...money for a vacation. Or a car. Or a house. But what happens when the money runs out? Or you lose your job? Then what?

I have lived with money...and without. During 1 period of 15 months we did not receive a paycheck. AND for 8ish years we only got paid 4 times a year. Talk about becoming the budgeting queen!

Managing money became a passion of mine. I used to be a budget counselor. I helped many people figure out their finances, save and stay on track while on a budget. I taught my kids, when they were little, how to stay on a budget. A habit that they keep with them today.

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Budgets….what comes to mind when you read or hear that word? Do you feel a sense of freedom or do you feel restticted?

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A sinking fund is a strategy, by way of you setting aside money each month, to save for future expenses. Like a vacation, new to you car, or an emergency fund.

Did you know that most Americans spend more than they earn?
Yup. 40% of people spend their future earnings. They borrow from their future for the present.

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Funny thing about cash. You either love it or you hate it. The biggest thing about cash is this: You can’t spend more than you have. Have you noticed that too?

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Life can certainly throw you curve balls now and again. Right? Who would have thought that our country would be shut down for weeks on end. Did you?

Some people love to go Christmas shopping and others….not so much. How about you? Where do you fit in? Do you know why you love it or why you hate it?

Do you remember when you got your 1st checking account? I remember mine for sure! It was a big deal on many levels. 1st – I had money to put in the checking account…

Does Christmas seem to sneak up on you every year? You know that it is always December 25th….but for some reason you are never prepared! The decorating, the shopping and the money…..they all stress you out.

Do you tell your money what to do? Or, does your money tell you where it needs to go? A budget is a plan to name each one of your dollars so that YOU tell them where to go…

Sometimes (or should I say most times) I think life is funny. Not in a ‘haha’ sort of way. More like in a…. ‘whoa, that is interesting’ kind of way. Have

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save money each month. There are so many benefits to saving money.

Does the word budget make you sweat? Or make you squirm in your seat? Or maybe bring out the fight in you? Whenever my husband would ask me about money (where it went, how much was left, did I save any)…

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