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Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke

Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke?

In Finance

Do you find yourself measuring your mom skills to what you see on Instagram, Pinterest or what your friends are doing? Are you going into debt trying to keep up with trends or what you see on social media? Do you feel pressure to carry the latest bag, wear certain brands, or dress your children in the latest styles? In this episode, we are going to discuss how you may be consciously or unconsciously engaging in mom competition.  We will examine: How to identify mom competition and recognize what it looks like How mom competition can impact your finances How to stop…

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Are You Working Too Much?

Are You Working Too Much?

In Finance

Do you wish that you could work less, but you can’t because the bills and expenses are too high? Do you feel like you never have enough money, and if you figured out how to earn more money then everything will be ok? In this episode, we will be exploring how overspending causes you to work more, have less time, and miss the things that matter.  Then we will discuss the critical money management practices (including the top question to ask before you spend) that can help you to get more of your time back and to have less stress….

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Ellevest and FNPhenomenal New Year's Resolutions

How to Stick With Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

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Disclosure: I’m excited to be working with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I may receive compensation if you become an Ellevest client. It is the beginning of 2018, which means it is New Year’s Resolution time. This is the time when many people are using the term, “New Year New Me,” but how often does the New Year become a repeat of the years before? According to Biblical numerology, the number 8 means new. Therefore, let’s make this new year truly a new year for you to live the life that you were called to live….

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Do You Need An Emergency Credit Card

Do You Need An Emergency Credit Card?

In Finance

Imagine receiving notice that a Catagory 4 or 5 was going to make a direct hit on your community and the authorities issued an evacuation. What would you do?  Would you stay or would you go?  The thought of escaping imminent danger is necessary, but at the same time how would you pay for it? As I was sitting with my sister trying to frantically look for $700-$1,000 flights (before the airline companies were shamed into reducing the cost), looking up pet policies for the airlines, and evaluating highway evacuation routes for which roads had the least amount of traffic,…

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4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

In Finance

One day, I was at the mall and I could not afford to buy the outfit I desired due to financial decisions committed many, many years ago. As a college student, I would vacation out of the country, purchase expensive clothing, and make a series of other poor financial decisions using my credit card. Thanks to those irrational spending behaviors, I found myself feeling enslaved. Between my current monthly expenses and the $10,000 worth of credit card debt I had acquired in college, it seemed as though the money I worked so hard for was being snatched away from me….

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