portable office

Portable office ideas

Even though we tend to have different interests and responsibilities, we all have at least one thing in common. We all have bills to pay and papers to keep track of. I’ve tried several methods of organizing bills and papers through the years. In the end, I realized that working with my current habits and …

container principle
Money basics

The Container Principle

Do you have any empty shelves in your kitchen cabinets right now? The answer is a big – probably not! Do you know why? Because it’s human nature for us to fill containers up, and when we fill a container, we tend to get another container. That’s why we tend to fill our cabinets, our …

Money basics

Need or want?

My mother-in-law, Marcia, was raised after World War II, and when she was married, she was fully responsible for using their money wisely. She had a set amount of money to use for groceries, and learned how to purchase enough food for five people. Her top piece of financial advice is to question every purchase …

Money mindset

An open hand

My desire is for you to free yourself from the stress that poor financial decisions can bring. I understand what it feels like to lie awake at night because I don’t know how I’m going to pay a bill. I remember that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I opened the mail. …