the Creative Money blog
In my blog, I don’t talk a lot about the nuts and bolts of personal finance, but recently, I was working with an individual client who was struggling with getting out of debt. I realized that I was forgetting how hard it can be, to make a shift from thinking of yourself as a person who “always” has debt to someone who is debt free.
Maintaining control and clarity over your financial management system can be a pain in the . . . neck. It’s easy to get obsessed on the one or two things that you think are going to make or break your current, short-term financial life (underwater mortgage, staggering student loan debt, being 8 ½ months pregnant . . . ). Reality is that slow, incremental consistent steps with your financial management system win out over dramatic action every time. (more…)
This week’s post is a companion piece to my own post on ways to save money on food, from Sonnet Lauberth. Sonnet is a holistic health coach, food educator, blogger, and writer on a mission to help people create fresh food that nourishes their body and tastes good! She is the voice behind For The Love of Food, a seasonal cooking blog that’s filled with recipes to help you live a healthy, sustainable life. We’re joining together to bring you Conscious Money, Conscious Eating. (more…)
If you’re looking to cut back on your spending, you are probably wondering how you can save money on food as a budget item; which makes sense, because it’s much easier to cut back on a variable expense like food, versus a fixed expense like rent or mortgage. There are a lot of good websites that discuss frugality with food—Wisebread, for one—but if you’re just starting out in your quest to find ways to save money, sometimes it can be overwhelming.
I didn’t feel right about writing about money this week. Somehow, it seemed trivial to write about personal finance when almost 200 people are injured or dead from the explosions. I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop as we figure out how this could happen. (more…)Next Page »