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Simplest Budgeting Tips…EVER!

Hello to all my new friends who might have seen me on Rachael Ray! And hello to all my existing Freebs. I’ve had lots of questions lately about good old fashioned BUDGETING (yes, the “B” word…). So today I thought I’d bust out my best, most delicious secret sauce to help you get your budget

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The gift of self-reliance

Those moments when you really wish you had a photographer that magically followed you around so you didn’t always have to rely on a selfie… Brought my little sidekick (Priya) with me to speak to a gymnasium full of women tonight. I love speaking to groups. In fact, public speaking will beat out just about

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Budget Boot Camp Sale: Spring Clean Your Wallet! (LAST sale until the Fall!)

Hey Freebs! Whew. Holy. Moly. Cow. I am back home after my trip to New York and am suffering from major jet lag. (If you nave no idea why I was in NY be sure to follow me on Instagram, I keep things pretty up-to-date over there!) I’m sorry things have been slow over here on the

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BBC Conf ’17 Budget Boot Camp Conference Recap!

Wow, Freebs, I have a huge apology to make! This year’s Budget Boot Camp Conference (BBC’17) brought to you by Mountain America Credit Union and myself, was WEEKS ago! I’ve been meaning to recap it for you for some time but got swept up with other things. Have no fear, it’s time to share the loooovvveeee!!

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Focused in ’17: The Best Year EVER…FREE printable program for Freebs!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick 2017’s trash, especially after my major declaration from the other day. Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a good year. It was a great year for us, actually. But this year? Watch out, world! As mentioned in my last post, I’ve decided to go back

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No Eating Out Challenge! (Focus on Finances Month)

Before I recap how my “Say No To 3” week has been going, I want to introduce you all to next week’s  Focus on Finances challenge. This week we are saying NO to eating out…of any kind. Coffee, drive-throughs, gas station drinks, lunch money for your kids, ordering a pizza, even bottled water…you name it.

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How to Hold a Finance Date Night (or “Money Date”) …and Why You Should!)

How is Focus on Finances Month going so far for everyone? Hopefully you’ve been committed to the spending freeze this week and it’s been going well for you! I love a good spending freeze, it’s a great way to kickstart a new financial path. If you’ve been following along on the month calendar and see

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How to Sell Brass for Cash! (Trash to treasure, baby!)

Happy Labor Day, Freebs! Our Spending Freeze Challenge officially began yesterday. Are you playing along? In keeping with our challenge theme of saving and getting creative, I wanted to let you in on a secret we recently discovered. Did you know you can sell brass for CASH?! TRUE! Nuts, bolts, screws, bullet shells, even zippers can

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Grocery shopping Q&A! How to freeze fruit, use leftovers, food tips GALORE! [Ask Me Monday]

Aaaah, that beloved grocery bill. Kicks you in the pants a bit, doesn’t it? Putting it lightly…how much you spend on groceries can make or break you. If you go to the store several times per week, wander the aisles, tossing whatever sounds good in your cart…I hate to break it to you, but you’re

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Debt Free: Leslie pays off $29,474 in 14 mo, on $55K income! [Freebs Success Story]

Here’s her story: I have the most incredible debt free Freebs Success Story for you today! Just in time for the Holidays, to remind us that you can do amazing things. Leslie emailed me, explaining that she and her husband paid off $29,474.18 in 14 months $55,000/year income! Can you believe it?!? I can. I

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Focus on Finances November Challenge – Join Jess and Jordan!

FREEBS! I have the most EXCITING project for all of us! We are going to hunker down and focus on our finances in November, to make way for the BEST year of Holidays we’ve ever had. In just a few short weeks of working hard we will have Christmas completely paid for, have a stress-free

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Paid Too Much? Get Money Back…by Doing NOTHING! [Paribus]

Don’t you hate it when you buy something, then a short time later see that it’s dropped in price? It’s the worst. While many stores will refund the difference if the receipt brought in within 7 days or so, this is much tricker (or nonexistent) when buying online. I found a company that fixes all

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