My Self Employed Dilemma

When I quit my job to work for myself I was terrified of not having my weekly paycheck. My husband has always been self employed, but I always had a steady paycheck. That first winter was rough. Winters have always been the lean times for my husband’s business. We save in the summer and it…

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Carnival of Money Stories

Welcome to the Carnival Of Money Stories Labor Day Edition! I used to love Labor Day. My excitement would increase as I got closer to the three day weekend. I thought, “A Sunday night that I didn’t have to dread going into work the next day, yay!” Now, it’s completely different. I love working. My…

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Gather Your Data: Debt and Net Worth Worksheets

So the last post in this series involved how to be honest. Being honest means facing up to the facts and accepting them for what they are. Here is your chance! This is the part that everyone hates. Who wants to know how much debt they are in? Who wants to know that they have…

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July Income and Expenses Report

It’s already August, so it’s time for another income and expenses report. I love going back through the month to see how we did. At the end I’ll explain a little more about my lax method of budgeting and income and expenses. INCOME This is usually our best month of the year, and it looks…

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You Are Not the Numbers

Whether you like them or not, the numbers show reality. They exemplify what is important to you. You might say being home with your children is the most important thing to you, but unless you are spending money consciously then the numbers don’t lie. Why do people avoid numbers like the plague? Because it makes…

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The First 4 Steps to Owning Your Money

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be having a teleclass on Wednesday evening at 8pm Eastern time (7:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Pacific). Here is a quick bit of info about what you will learn: The first 4 critical steps you need to know before you start How to set yourself…

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How I Handle an Irregular Income

This month will be a little different. I won’t actually be sharing our income and expenses for June. As noted in my post Stolen: $1084, my laptop was stolen. It had Quickbooks and all of my data. While I do have a lot of it backed up, I didn’t have June backed up. Instead I…

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Stolen: $1,084

My laptop bag was stolen in New York City. It’s actually a crazy story. We had the Uhaul with the Coke and Mentos Rocket Car next to the Letterman studio. We went to drive it to the Early Show around 5am so we put all of our luggage in the back. My friend closed the…

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What is True Wealth?

An old woman found a precious stone within a stream while she was traveling. She put it in her bag, and continued on her way. Later she met a hungry man, and she offered to share her food with him. The man saw the stone in her bag and kindly asked the woman to give…

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