How to Use and Maximize Your Stimulus Check

While millions have already received their stimulus check through direct deposits, others are just now getting them. Joe Mecca from Coastal Credit Union and I discussed a few things to consider so you can make every dollar go further! You can watch it right here or read the edited transcript below! Elle Martinez: Joe, thanks […]

Is the 50/20/30 Budget Right for You?

One hang-up people have with budgets is that they have to do a line by line review of of all of their expenses and income. For those new to budgets or people who are busy already it can seem overwhelming. If that’s you, proportional budgets may be the way to go. And for a practical […]

Essential Things You Need to Know About Wills and Estate Planning

No one likes to think about it, but preparing for the unexpected can give you some peace of mind now and protect your loved ones later! This is the essential guide to wills and estate planning for busy parents! Creating or Updating Your Will So heads – this episode’s topic and interview were planned and […]

5 Key Tips to Reprioritize Your Money Through Tough Times

While things are really fluid right now and some big decisions are still up in the air, it’s important to review and if necessary reprioritize things with your finances. Today I’m sharing 4 tips to help you prepare your finances to weather out the tough times! Shoring Up Your Finances for Tough Times I usually […]

Where to Automate Your Money

How do you feel about managing money? Is it something you enjoy doing or do you see paying the bills, knocking out debt, saving for your future, etc. a bit much? When we started off as newlyweds, it honestly was little overwhelming. Part of it was we were trying to tackle too many goals at […]

10 Budget Busters You Need to Review

Trying to pay your debts off faster? Here are ten potential budget busters you need to review ASAP! Once you got your budgeting process down pat there’s not much to it, right? Don’t rest yet, there’s more work to be done. You need to review those regular expenses. Bills tend to creep up over time […]

Marriage & Money: How to Talk and Work on Your Finances Together

Trying to pay down debt, but having a hard time talking about money? these tips helped us to get on the same page and win with our money goals! One of the biggest reasons marriages break down is money problems. Remember your marriage is much more important than money. You can improve your marriage and finances […]

Tracking Your Spending Quickly and Easily

When you hear or read the word budget, what’s the first thing you think of? Do you see an endless spreadsheet tediously tracking every penny? Do you see something to fight over? You’re not alone. Too many times, budgets are constraints that tell us what we can’t have instead of being a handy way for […]