• 3 Quick Tips to Try for Better Budgeting

    Don’t be discouraged if you’re having a hard time budgeting. If it were easy we’d all be a lot richer. So, whether you need some quick wins or you want to strengthen your game, here are 3 easy-to-follow tips to try. 3 Quick Tips for Better Budgeting 1. Weekly Accounting I’ve found weekly accounting to be a really important part of my budgeting process. Here’s how it works: I pick a day (Sunday for me) and a general time (after my kid goes to bed) when I’ll enter all my expenses into my budget spreadsheet.  I open up my online banking and go to the transactions page for my checking…

  • Want to stop being overwhelmed by housework? Here’s my secret!

    Do you ever feel like your house runs you instead of the other way around? You know, the never-ending pile of dishes, the laundry, the rotting leftovers in the fridge, the counters that are never clean, the husband that can’t see the mess… it’s exhausting. I’ve been there too! It’s discouraging and hard, but it can get better. And, contrary to what I initially thought it would take (i.e, cleaning harder and/or hiring a maid), improvement comes by focusing on your mindset. 3  T h i n g s  I  D i d  t o  G o  F r o m  O v e r w h e l m…

  • The crazy truth about how organization saves you money

    The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money

    If you’re looking for a way to spend less money, focusing on organizationis actually one of the best things you can do.  Did you know it’s actually proven that getting organized can help you control your spending impulses? And, that being disorganized actually has a negative effect on your brainpower (and spending impulse control). But, organization doesn’t just help with impulse control.  It also helps you save money in other ways. Here’s how: The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money 1. Organization Reduces Money Mistakes Getting organized doesn’t mean you’ll never make a money mistake again, but it can help cut back on late fees for bills and lost reimbursements when…