Financial Self-Care: Transforming Stress into Money Gratitude financial anxiety financial boundaries financial health Nov 16, 2021

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us can feel an overwhelming sense of financial stress. While we want to feel gratitude and joy in the giving season, it’s just as likely you’re feeling worry and fear around your finances as the end of year closes in. From...

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Money Doesn't Have to be Scary money and emotions money talk value based budgeting Oct 20, 2021

From scary clowns to haunted houses and things that go bump in the night, Halloween brings to light some of our deepest fears. While you curl up on the couch watching ghosts and ghouls this spooky season, consider facing fears of a different variety. Money can be a scary subject to...

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Breaking Psychological Barriers with Money financial anxiety financial health value based budgeting Sep 15, 2021

Why does it always feel like money is such a struggle? Whether it’s an unexpected bill that just popped up or an emergency that you never saw coming. Or maybe it’s a more guilty pleasure, like late night online shopping when you know you should be saving. It can feel like...

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Why Financial Independence is the Right Path for Us couples and money financial independence Sep 07, 2021

 

Financial Independence

 

Financial independence (FI) is the status of having enough income to pay one's living expenses for the rest of one's life without having to be employed or dependent on others. A lot of people focus on the number you need in order to...

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How To Stick To Your Savings Goals financial health goals Aug 23, 2021

What do you dream about doing if money wasn’t a factor? Would you buy your dream home? Take the vacation of a lifetime with family or friends?  Start your own business? Or just work less? Dreams are the best place to start when you’re making your financial plan and...

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The Pursuit of Financial Independence financial health financial independence Jul 26, 2021

 

When was the last time you looked at your bank account balance and smiled? More likely, the last time you looked at your bank account or budget, you felt stress, anxiety, and maybe even fear. 

 

Money brings out intense emotions, but they shouldn’t have to be...

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Mariah Hudler, MSW, MBA
The No-Budget Budget
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The No-Budget Budget financial health value based budgeting Jul 13, 2021

This audio blog talks about the No-Budget Budget and how to make this budget work for you!

 

 

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Value-Based Budgeting: How to Budget Your Money and Time According to Your Values couples and money value based budgeting Jun 17, 2021

 

Most people hear the word “budget” and instantly cringe. Budgeting usually feels restrictive, like it will keep you from having any fun or buying things you really want. In reality, a budget is neither good nor bad. It’s simply a tool you use to make sure your...

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Navigating FOMO: How to Align Your Spending With Your Money Values May 19, 2021

Scroll through social media or turn on the TV and you’ll find yourself faced with pictures of gourmet dinner dates, perfect destination vacations, and countless designer brand products. FOMO is real, and that fear of missing out on life is at the root of a lot of financial...

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Mariah Hudler, MSW, MBA
Values and Cars - Mom says "Cash only"
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Values and Cars - Mom says "Cash only" May 14, 2021

Values are things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They should drive our priorities. This audio blog talks about the money message my mom instilled in me about cars..."cash only"  and how this has been instrumental and funnily played out in my...

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Money Beliefs: The Cost of College college money beliefs Apr 20, 2021

 

Money can bring out all kinds of emotions, especially when tied to big ideas like what you want to do with your life. There’s a widely accepted idea that going to college and getting a four-year degree is the best way to a successful career or financial future.

 

In...

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“I want to live debt free”. couples and money financial caregiving financial health money story Mar 24, 2021

As part of honoring Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), March blogs are dedicated to inspiring money (hi) stories that transcend the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Important are those who have made significant and...

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