How my five-year plan made me financially independent at age 36.

By | 2019-05-29T15:54:37-04:00 March 15th, 2019|Budget, Choice, motivation, Planning, Rising|

Yes. Financially independent. That means if I wanted to stop working tomorrow, I could live the rest of my life without worrying about how to pay my monthly expenses. I dont want to stop working (I love my job!)… but I could. By making a plan that guided my choices and decisions in life, I am now in a position where I can breathe easy when it comes to money. It wasn’t always that way though, friends. For quite a while, [...]

Planning your Holiday Budget Part 1: “The List”

By | 2018-12-03T16:01:04-04:00 December 3rd, 2018|Budget|

The first step to surviving the Holidays with money left over: MAKE THE LIST. Santa's not the only one who lives by the list... it can work for you too! Making a detailed gift list is what sets you up for budget success this season. Join me this month in a 3 part video series about how to survive the Holiday Season without blowing your budget! Budget is NOT a bad word... it's your financial superpower! Rising Above Your Expenses is [...]

The Envelope Accountability System

By | 2018-12-03T14:26:20-04:00 September 18th, 2018|Budget|

Budgeting doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the basics are EXTREMELY simple. The HARDEST part about budgeting is holding yourself accountable because the REASONS we break our budget aren't black and white. They're an emotional issue.   When I began my "5 year plan" for the future as a young woman, my solution was to make budgeting and saving as simple as possible... so I went for the basics and established an envelope accountability system for myself. And you [...]