Category: Articles

Treating your money differently in 2021

As seen on If there was any New Year that brought with it the desire to do better with money, it was this year. 2020 was a nasty wake-up call for most of our wallets. Most realized what worked with our money in good times didn’t actually work all the time. For that new […]

Shame and money mistakes: How to free yourself

 Have you ever wondered where the word “shame” comes from? All the way back to its earliest traceable history, the root of shame means ‘to cover,’ because when you are ashamed, you want to hide, cover yourself from other people’s view. Inadequate, disposable, unworthy.  These are the things shame can make you feel. Friends, my […]

An Ever-Growing List of Side Hustles

We made pennies together when Dave and I first began trying to tackle our debt. Since we didn’t earn enough from our regular jobs to make a big enough dent in our mountain of student loans, we took on the almighty SIDE HUSTLE! Dave did not appreciate the “gifts” our canine guests left all over […]

Budget Myths You Must Bust

Call me crazy but I love budgets. By the time we are five minutes into sipping coffee together, you will know: I love budgets, budgeting, and busting budget myths, and I think you should too. Did reading that make you just spit out your coffee?  Track with me. How the average person feels about budgets […]

What Poker Can Teach Us About Life

Winning in life and the 7-2 offsuit Let’s talk about poker. There is so much we can learn in life from a simple card game, even if you have never played it. What does a game typically known for high stakes gambling have to do with life? A lot actually. The methods players use to […]