Is Your Bank Account Ready For The Holidays?

Are you ready for the holidays?

Let me share some quick statistics with you:

  • According to the American Research Group, Americans on average spent $929 on holiday gifts in 2016. That number is likely to reach $1,000 this year.
  • MagnifyMoney.com reports that Americans added a little more...
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Has Your Relationship Had The Money Conversation?

When you marry your partner, you vow to have and to hold them for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. I want to talk to you about for richer, for poorer. As one of the leading causes of divorce, you should make money a prioritized conversation before walking down...

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Do Your Finances Need a Little Fall Cleaning?

With autumn upon us, it's time to give your finances a little dusting off and sprucing up. Every new season brings new items to your monthly budget. To have success with money, you should look at your future spending and make a plan. Taking time to plan will eliminate your need to use credit...

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Are These 10 Spending Habits Making You Broke?

It’s time to face the music. As a financial coach, it is my job to help people improve their financial lives. That means I have to lift the curtain on the bad habits that are preventing people from having a fantastic financial life. What you are about to read are the most common bad habits...

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Five Daily Tasks That Will Put Money In Your Pocket

I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with many great people on their finances. These are regular people just like you and me, and we're all striving for a better financial life. One of the key factors in having success with your finances is your behavior. You're your own worst...

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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Erin Cianciolo

Erin Cianciolo, a dance mom of two, knew her family's finances were in trouble long before she took Roots of Personal Finance. They were making a decent income, but living paycheck-to-paycheck. After trying to fix their finances on their own for years, with little improvement, Erin knew they...

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Major Life Events and When to Slam on the Brakes

At some point in our lives we will experience major events that will affect our finances. I'm not talking about a flat tire or insurance deductible because of an accident. I'm talking about the ones that can really knock us off our financial plan.

So what is considered a major life event?

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Why Do You Work?

With Labor Day a few days away, I have a question for you: Why do you work? It may seem like a silly question as we work because we have bills and responsibilities, but you weren't born to just pay bills and die. Are you working just for a paycheck? Is it because of past financial decisions you...

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These Expenses Will Come Back to Bite You

In Roots of Personal Finance, our online course and membership site, I teach our members to wait 24 hours, and even up to 30 days when considering a purchase. Why? In most cases, the stuff you think you need is only a WANT, and when you allow your emotions and the urge to buy to die down a bit,...

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What You Might Not Expect When You're Expecting

We all know that babies are expensive. That's a fact. But do you know just how expensive having a child can be? And all the costs that come with them? No matter how prepared you think you are, there will still be costs that will gut check you.

So what are some of those costs you need to be...

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