Don’t you just love budgeting and hearing about all the changes you need to make? I mean, doesn’t it just inspire you to change everything and never go out to eat again? Riiiight… yeah, me neither.
It sounds a little odd to say I am learning how to have deep and valuable relationships from business principles, but hear me out on this one.
I just saw a blog titled “I paid off $50,000 of debt in 2 months and here is how I did it.” I think I gagged a little at how out of this world their claims are as I rolled my eyes. Yeah, we aren’t there yet either, so let’s celebrate the little steps of victory instead…
As I have started consulting with small business owners, I have noticed that when people don’t treat a business as a business, it can cause mental stress and chaos for the whole family.
I was supposed to write this blog about chore time management, but the night was so lovely, I just couldn’t. I began to feel a pressure between my to-do list and the chance to enjoy the wind in my hair.
Have you ever taken a financial or budgeting class? Maybe as part of your church or through a budgeting program that you paid for?
Remember that we are learning to refocus and find balance in all areas of life. Last week, we talk about finances (click here to read my budgeting ideas for a varying income). As I started to write this, I realized I have no idea why I decided to pursue this niche at this season in our lives.
I love budgeting! However, for the past 3 years, it was very difficult for us to create a working budget. Why? All the jobs we worked were unsteady paychecks.
Trauma? Medical challenges? A move? A relationship loss? A career shift? A new baby? Yes, we just had our first born baby by C-section, and we are incredibly happy and blessed. However, parenting is also creating stress for both of us as we try to figure this all out. Really, any change will create stress on the brain. No matter what the situation is that is creating the stressors, we always need a plan to keep moving forward.
It’s tax season, so if you were working last year, and as boring as it is, you need to file taxes. So let’s talk the most common deductions and how to simplify your tax preparation…