Manage Money

Take control of your finances with smart money management tips and strategies.  Learn to budget, pay off your debt and use helpful resources to achieve your financial goals.

How To Manage Your Money

Create A Budget

Get on a spending plan that maximizes income and minimizes expenses.

Pay Off Debt

Follow this guide to get out of debt for good and achieve financial freedom.

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14 (mostly free) money management tools to help you get control of your finances.

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How To Make An Emergency Fund Last Through A Crisis

I think it’s fair to say that much of America is going through a financial crisis right now. President Trump was hopeful to get businesses opened up again by Easter, but then he declared an extension of the social distancing guidelines until April 30 and a projection that the country should …
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Top 10 Things I learned from FPU Flex

If you followed my review of the 9-week Financial Peace Flex course, you’ll know that I originally signed up for it through my church but ended up flaking out. The good news was that I have access to it for up to a year, so I decided to go through it …

September Financial Checklist

The weather is starting to change here in Colorado, and boy am I thankful!  I’ve turned into quite the wimp since moving from Vegas seven years ago and can’t handle the heat like I used to. For me, the cooler weather always brings an anticipation of the holidays.  From now until …
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August Financial Checklist

As I get older time seems to go faster.  Which, part of me loves because I’m future-oriented and I’m always thinking about tomorrow.  But another part of me says “slow down!” because I know someday I’m going to miss these days when my kids are still at home and we’re busy …
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Preparing Your Kids For Financial Independence

Continuing to support your adult kids can be a real savings killer. It’s hard sometimes to tell our children no, but we’re really doing them a disservice when we just rescue them from their financial mistakes or hardships. The best thing we can do as parents is to teach them how to …
July Financial Checklist

July Financial Checklist

Summer is a great time to relax, take an extended vacation, and spend extra time with family. While things tend to slow down a little, it’s also a good time to assess your financial picture for the first half of the year.  Take a moment to review your goals and see …
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