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Simple Steps for Better Health

As a Health Psychologist, I wholeheartedly believe that exercise is one of the best medicines for the body and the mind.

Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

Money and infidelity are said to be the top two reasons for divorce. If you are hiding purchases from your partner you may be guilty of both

‘Planetary Health Diet’ Grocery Haul

How eating healthy can save money and save the planet.

Is Your Diet Eating at You?

The Standard American Diet is SAD. Getting back to real food helped me lose weight, feel better, & get back on track with my grocery budget!

28 Ideas for Free Romantic Dates

Forget about spending money! Most people want to feel young, fun, attractive, appreciated, and loved. That’s what makes a perfect date.

5 Easy Desserts To Make For Your Love

You can pick up some overpriced dessert at the store. But wouldn’t your sweetheart enjoy something you made yourself? Here are 5 easy ideas.

How to Start Decluttering: Mental Clutter

Mental clutter can be caused by distractions, notifications, commitments, multi-tasking, negativity, or decisions.

How Do 5 People Live Off 1 Income: January 2019 Expenses

How does a family of five living on one income get by when bills go up as take-home pay does down?

9 Ways to Upcycle Boring Leftovers

Rather than eating the same thing over again, re-think leftovers. Upcycling dinner can save time and money while reducing food waste.

Inspiring Reads: January 2019

Clearing out the old, reevaluating savings goals, and teaching kids about money. Here are 6 inspiring articles from January 2019.

How to Start Decluttering: Physical Clutter

Whether to save money, reduce stress, or for the environment, many people are decluttering their lives. Here are easy tips to get started.

How to Start Decluttering: Pantry Clutter

Cleaning out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry can help make for a cleaner, less cluttered home. It may also reduce food waste and save

Net Worth Calculation

Change of mindset from “Can I make the monthly payments?” to “How will it affect my net worth?”

20 Things We Do Everyday That Waste Money

Here are 20 things we do everyday that waste money.

When All Your Dough Is Eaten By Pizza

How much money are you spending eating out?

How Long Can You Go Without Pay?

Whether it’s due to a government shutdown, natural disaster, or illness, how long can you go without pay?

Healthy, Inexpensive Foods for People Who Don’t Cook

Contrary to popular belief, the culinary impaired don’t need to resort to the drive-thru, vending machine, or boxed/frozen/prepackaged meals

The One Minute Rule

Think how often we say “I’ll do it later.” If there’s something that can be done in one minute or less, do it right away.

You’re Not a Failure, You Just Need SMARTER Goals

When it comes to my approach to personal finance, I apply what I know about motivation, behavior change, and SMARTER goals.

10 Healthy Changes That Can Save You Money

Being sick is expensive! Here are 10 healthy changes you can make that will also save you money.

I’ll Show You Mine: 2018 Q4 and Year Over Year Expenses

I was shocked to see that I blew my food budget over the past few months. See how my 2018 expenses compared to the previous two years.

How Much Is Coffee Costing You?

Thinking about small changes that can save you a lot of money over time? Consider how much recurring purchases like coffee are costing you.

I Can’t Believe I’m 40! Personal and Financial Goals for 2019

As this is a milestone year for me, I am sharing my successes and failures. Here are the goals I had for 2018, and new goals for this year.

The Debt Shrink: Best of 2018

A summary of the 5 most popular articles from The Debt Shrink, and a peek at my personal and professional plans for the next year.

Inspiring Reads: December 2018

Here are 6 reads from around the web this month that inspired me, including She Picks Up Pennies, Zach’s post on GRS, RB40, Costa Rica Fire