Your money feels like an unruly toddler – one that should have grown up long ago.
It’s bossy. It demands too much of your attention. And you feel like you’re constantly dragging it along to get it to do ANYTHING that YOU want to do.
Let’s get a little more specific – check all that apply:
- Pretty much everything that comes in goes right back out to bills (without a dime going towards what YOU want to be saving for).
- You trust that you can make it through the daily/monthly challenges to pay bills, but long term, it feels you’ll never have enough.
- You don’t always have enough time and mental energy to follow all the money saving tips.
- You’re dealing with rising costs, on an income that seems to be staying put.
- You wish you had been more serious about your finances 10 years ago…and now you’re wondering if there’s anyway to make up for lost time.
- When you sit down to budget, it’s too frustrating to look beyond this month and next month with any accuracy.
- You’re dragging debt around from last decade (when you’d rather have ditched it back in Sex and the City’s heyday).
No money shame here. If you checked off 1, 2, or 7 of these, then you’re in luck – our paths have crossed for a reason!
Money doesn’t have to be complicated, messy, or control your life.
You can learn to control your money to the point where saving up for the anniversary trip you want to plan or the new photography toy you want, or fill-in-the-blank (whatever it is you’ve got your eye on) comes naturally.
You don’t have to keep bustin’ your butt just to pay this month’s bills.
And yes – one day, you’ll be able to put what you want into your grocery cart without having to check each and every price.
Hiya! I’m Amanda – a Certified Financial Education Instructor, and fierce-lover of smart money strategies (made simple).
Together, we’re going to reverse the “working harder, not smarter” money habits you’ve gotten into.
Life’s too short to say “no” to the things and experiences that you want now, and too long to not save for your retirement dreams tomorrow.
So, let’s get started working together.
The first step for you is to figure out where your financial health is right now. Check out this free Money Kit I created, loosely based on Suze Orman’s “How Am I Doing” tv segment.
Pssst: It’s totally DIY with some guidance from me – no having to bare your money stats to everyone across the nation. Sorry, Suze!
Official Bio – 5 Things Someone Else Would Tell You About Me
Oh wait…you want to know a bit more about me?
I’m not one for official bios, so here’s the short, bullet-list version:
- I’m a 9-year personal finance writer for both my own brand, Frugal Confessions, and for several banks.
- My money work has appeared at The Dating Divas, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and lots of other publications.
- I’m mother to an almost-three-year-old (ha! Now you know where that toddler remark came from at the top), and one kitty cat.
- I've got an explorer spirit + LOVE the outdoors.
- I grew up on a dairy farm, in the middle of Amish country in PA!