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Book Review: Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

For this month's focus on habits, I thought I'd review Ingrid Fetell Lee's wonderful book, Joyful. This book is a great resources for getting into the habit of seeing the joy in our everyday lives. Who doesn’t want to make that a regular practice?  Isn’t the point of working for yourself to allow yourself flexibility and greater opportunities to enjoy [...]

Why DIY Business Owners Can Still Use a Bookkeeping Partner

Recently, several people have reached out to me who prefer to do their bookkeeping on their own, but want to have a second set of eyes on their numbers. I can't tell you how pleased I've been to receive these requests. I think consulting someone else about your books is a great idea, even if you typically keep your records [...]

Pick One of These 5 Ideas To Automate Your Wealth

Last week we talked about loving our future selves, and dove into the world of IRAs. Today, I'd like to share a way you can love yourself and share the wealth with both future and present you - automation! I've written about automation before, and why it is so beneficial to our financial lives. The idea is simple: by automating [...]

Love Your Future Self

One of the best forms of self love is this: put some money away for 65 year old you! Starting an IRA is the perfect way to do this. Beginning to put money away now so that you can take care of yourself in retirement will vastly improve your life as a whole. It's important to remember your future self, [...]

Money and Marriage

Ah February, the month of love. What better time to dig into your finances with your partner, right? Marriage and money can be a complex subject. I've written a little bit about the money moves my husband and I have made over the years to stay on top of our money game. But my best suggestion? Make time to go [...]

Book Review: The Art of Money by Bari Tessler

If you read my newsletter (you can sign up by clicking here) then you know that this month, I'm focusing on how we can love ourselves through our money. This idea touches on financial self care, but also folds in the idea that looking after our finances can be a pleasant and loving thing we do in our lives. If [...]

5 Steps to Get Ready for Tax Time

Yep, it's that time of year again! As a small business owner, or let’s face it, just as an individual, tax time can be stressful.  But there are ways to reduce that stress and be ready for tax time before you know it.  As a former tax preparer and practicing bookkeeper, here are my top suggestions; #1 – Designate a [...]

How to Set Informed Income Goals

This article is the fourth in a month-long series on taking care of your finances as self-care. Specifically, I’m focusing on what you can do with your money to take care of yourself and improve your business in 2019. You can read the whole series by clicking here.  One of my favorite sayings comes from the artist-turned-business mind Jennifer Armbrust: "A [...]

Know What Your Numbers Are Telling You

This article is the third in a month-long series on taking care of your finances as self-care. Specifically, I’m focusing on what you can do with your money to take care of yourself and improve your business in 2019. You can read the whole series by clicking here.   In the last installment of this series, I talked about how important it [...]

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