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Day Thirteen – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

At this point, I usually quit! I’m approaching the half way point and… Someone shoved me off the wagon yesterday. My neighbor made the hubby a cake and I wasn’t willing to be rude. Perhaps I should have stuck to my guns and had a cup of coffee instead. I could have waddled in guilt… Read More »

Day Eight – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

Tonight’s the night ya’ll… I’m hosting a wonderful birthday party for my lovely husband. And this means (you know it), Carrot Cake! If I can walk way from this temptation, I can do the rest of this month in a most beast like fashion. Did I mention there would also be pizza? Many times we… Read More »

Day Five – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

Ever have that feeling that the stars have aligned and the universe has your back? This is how I’m feeling day five of my sugar free quest. No unrelenting temptations or fooling myself by vowing to start again later. And here’s the best part… I’ve met a wonderful colleague, a brilliant visionary, who joined me… Read More »

Day One – Kicking the Sugar Pimp in the Groceries for Thirty Days

I just spent two hours wrestling with a computer issue, a barking dog and of course a reminder from la familia that my dreams don’t matter. These are all things that ordinarily would have caused me to reach for the cookies or yell “cake break”. It’s day one and already I ‘m obsessing over something… Read More »

Six Stupid Money Mistakes That Keep You Broke and Courting Homelessness

Psst.. I have a secret to share. I’ve dabbled in Six Stupid Money Mistakes that kept me broke and courting homelessness. Money is scary, confusing and a topic most of us avoid and obsess about. Here’s my offer of hope and the belief that you can recreate your life despite disastrous money mistakes. Money makes us… Read More »

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Financially, Build a Solid Financial Plan and Get the Life of Your Choosing

Whenever I teach financial literacy, I’m shocked at what people know and are willing to do with their money. Each class begins with a revealing discussion around wants versus needs. Most students have no idea what the difference is which leads to arguments when certain suggestions are made. During one passionate discussion, a woman repeatedly… Read More »

3 Mind-Blowing Characteristics Anyone Can Develop to Triumph Over Life’s Difficulties Part 3

Money management is the root of most relationship battles and is a skill that we can all learn. People share personal details of their sex lives and all manner of addictions, drug use, and personal matters. People get squeamish about financial chats. I bring this up to let you know, I get you. I get… Read More »

3 Mind-Blowing Characteristics Anyone Can Develop to Triumph Over Life’s Difficulties

Are you just leaving a problem or heading for another one? Difficulties will always torture you unless you master a few well-kept secrets. In my 20’s and until my early 40’s, much of my existence in the world was flavored with luck and enthusiasm. Whether charming some unsuspecting manager into hiring me or quitting a… Read More »