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5 ways to improve your budgeting skills

7 ways to improve your budgeting skills

As a financial counselor, I have had the opportunity to discuss personal finances with a variety of different people. The budget is almost always one of the first things we address. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of having a monthly budget– it is the key to achieving all of your personal financial goals. It will change your personal financial world, if you do it right.

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12 signs your finances need service soon

Do you wish your personal financial life had a check engine light? Wouldn’t it be nice if when things weren’t going right in your financial life that something would light up on your dashboard and tell you that you needed to get it fixed?


7 common money mistakes, including the mistakes I have made

I wanted to share some common mistakes people make with their personal finances. I am not picking on anyone, believe me, I have made most of these mistakes myself. And if you find yourself in a situation where you are being affected by these money mistakes, I’m hopeful you can look to my experiences for a little inspiration and hope. I’ve been there myself– I am a recovering money mistake-maker.


6 ways to be a better financial steward

I believe that God wants us to prosper. He wants us to be successful in our careers, in our relationships, and in our families. I believe He wants us to live free from worry and become financially independent– to achieve these things He has made numerous blessings and opportunities available.

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Top 5 Talks on Debt from LDS General Conference

Over the next several days, I am going post my top 5 conference talks on debt. There are way more than just 5 that I love and it was very difficult to narrow them down– some really good ones will be left out– but I think I found 5 good talks that everyone will enjoy and that offer some really good words of wisdom and counsel.

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5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

First of all, if you haven’t done your taxes yet, this is a good reminder to get on it. You still have time. Not filing your taxes is not something you want to mess around with.

So you’ve filed your taxes and you’re getting a refund– What are you going to do with it? What should you do with it?