The Checklist You Need to Manage Your Life

  Dear Smart Money People, Cinderella had a fairy godmother. Luke Skywalker had Yoda. We all need someone in our lives giving us a little sage wisdom every now and then. It is important that someone provides the insights they have gained from having been there.  As a busy wife, mom, employee, blogger, I thought…

I almost lost my mind

Dear Smart Money People, A few years ago, when we were really focused on looking at our budget and areas where we could reconsider our spending, Bill and I talked about the Cable bill. We talked about how we really don’t watch very much television. However, I was a HGTV addict, so the idea of…

What Now? Life After The Baby Steps

Dear Smart Money People, Do you ever wonder what it would be like if you could earn money without doing anything? Wouldn’t it be awesome if your raise came from your investments, not if your boss thought you were doing a “good job” and “gives you” 2 – 4% raise. That actually covers the cost…

8 months and counting…

Dear Smart Money People, In 8 months Christmas will be here.  Ah, Christmas! What did you think I meant?  As a person that works in Corporate America, my life is divided into quarters. Q 1 flew by. We are just about to begin month 2 of Q 2. Also flying by. That gave me pause.…

Get Organized

Dear Smart Money People, It has become wildly popular to declutter and organize thanks to Marie Kondo. I have always been a fan of the organized desk, closet, and pantry. Then life happens and the once organized and alphabetized shelves of beans and soup quickly devolves back into chaos. I think we all yearn for…

Got problems? Here’s how to solve them

Dear Smart Money People, I am a big fan of always learning and growing. When I have a problem, I immediately turn to a book, blog post, YouTube, Google, a friend. You get the point. I rarely rely on my current level of expertise to get me through a struggle. Clearly that is the reason…