Category Archives: Personal Development
How to Be Broke, Married and (Still) in Love
How to Prevent Finances From Ruining Your Marriage Remember when you became friends with your spouse? When you did whatever you could to make each other laugh? I’m going to take a wild guess that you were broke at that time. We certainly were. Four years later, we’re still quite broke, but we’re still married […]
Don’t Let Financial Mistakes in Your Past Haunt Your Future
How I made $13,335 in my 2nd month working from home
Goals for a new work at home mom
How My Family’s Financial Wellness Journey Allowed Me to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom
The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. When I was a kid, I wanted to […]
How I Made My Wife Cry On Our Honeymoon
Talking about finances on your honeymoon may be unconventional, but the lessons this husband and his new bride learned are powerful enough to last a lifetime.
Today’s guest post is as real as it gets. James MacLean from Love and Money Matters opens up about the first moment he and his new bride had “the money talk.” It wasn’t exactly when he thought it would happen (on their honeymoon!), but it taught them both some powerful lessons. True story. I made my […]
Thank You, Mom
This post has nothing to do with SEO, social media, or freelance writing. It has everything to do with thanking one special person who has helped and encouraged me through so much in my life. On May 8th, we celebrate Mother's Day. This one's for you, mom.
I normally craft a blog post with my family & finance audience in mind. I create how-to’s and lists with bullet points in an effort to reach that audience and encourage them while they pursue their goals. Today, my audience is just one person – the person who taught me to hold a pencil, a paintbrush, […]
4 Things My Husband and I Prayed for Before We Bought a House
After a 5-year search for our first home, we placed our first official offer and here's how we made our decision.
Confessions of a Financial Blogger Who Hates Budgeting
I'll never love budgets, but I'll still use them. I'll never love details, but I know the benefits of having them in my life. When I grow up, that'll come in handy.
In case you thought every personal finance blogger was a tech-savvy, detail-oriented, finance wiz in trendy “reading” glasses and a suit, I’m here to tell you that I’m soooooooo not that dude. Or any dude, for that matter. I write Facebook updates about my socks and Star Wars memes and the ridiculous things my 3-year-old […]