• What is a High-Yield Savings Account (and Why You Need One)

    What is a High Yield Savings Account (And Why You Need One)

      I haven’t always been good at saving. I’ve always kept a savings account at my regular bank, but admittedly, I didn’t put much money into it. I always said I’d transfer whatever money I had left at the end of each month. But whenever the end of the month rolled around, there was nothing […]

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  • How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast

    I know first-hand how financially and emotionally draining credit card debt can be. The interest rates on credit cards are insanely high, making it hard to make real progress paying it off. But they are also all kinds of crazy feelings that credit card debt brings up. Guilt from having gotten yourself into debt. Resentment […]

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  • How to Set Financial Goals

      Have you ever told yourself that you were going to get your finances in order, but then struggled to make any meaningful changes? I hear it from readers and coaching clients all the time. “I don’t know where to start.” “I know I should be setting goals, but I just don’t know what goals […]

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  • How to Get One Month Ahead on Your Budget

    For my first seven years out of college, I got paid on the first day of each month. It made budgeting ridiculously easy. I could pay all of my bills right away, and then I knew how much I had available to spend the rest of the month. Then Brandon and I got married and […]

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  • 7 Hacks to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly

      In the summer of 2020, Brandon and I bought an RV, sold most of our belongings, and hit the road to travel full-time. It’s been amazing, but we’ve hit a few bumps in the road. Most notably, our car started on fire. Yes, you read that right. It literally started on fire. As you […]

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  • How to Manage Your Money as a Couple

      This weekend marks one year of marriage for Brandon and me. One year of sharing a last name, and one year of sharing a bank account. It probably doesn’t surprise you to know that Brandon and I talked about how we’d manage our money as a married couple long before we actually were a […]

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  • How to Pay Off Debt Faster with a Balance Transfer

      When my ex-husband and I got divorced, I found myself completely starting over financially. I didn’t have anything in savings, and I had to rely on credit cards to get my fresh start. When I signed up for my credit card, I got a promotional offer of one year with 0% interest. I was […]

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  • 9 Steps to Help You Get Back on Track With Your Finances

      Despite our best intentions, we all inevitably seem to go through financial setbacks that catch us off-guard and throw off our financial progress. Mine came in 2017, when my ex-husband and I decided to end our marriage. Between the discrepancy in our incomes (I made way less than he did), the costs associated with […]

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  • How to Start a Side Hustle and Make More Money

      One of the most important lessons I’ve learned, both through working with money coaching clients and through my own money journey, is that the best way to reach any financial goal faster is to increase your income. Wanna pay off debt? Increase your income, and you’ll pay it off faster. Wanna save up to […]

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