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Worth It By Amanda Steinberg

Book Club Audio: Worth It; Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg

Audio Interview of Worth It with Amanda Steinberg The  Audio of our second book club meeting is now available.  Join Amanda Steinberg, Alecia, Becca, and myself as we take a deep dive into discussion about self worth & net worth. A few months ago, I launched a Personal Finance Book Club.  You can join >>HERE<< We …

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Worth It By Amanda Steinberg

Book Club: Worth It; Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg

Did you read Worth It with us? I highlighted so many passages and quotes in this book that you may flip through my copy and find most all of the pages orange!  It is chock-full of great examples, witty money quotes (yes, witty quotes about money) and down to earth explanations of complex concepts that …

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Book Club Audio: When She Makes More; 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women by Farnoosh Torabi

The long awaited Audio of our first book club meeting.  Join Farnoosh Torabi, Stephanie and myself as we dive in to a little girl talk and discussion about the book and issues that may arise when the female makes more in the relationship. This book is a guidebook to partnering well together in any relationship, …

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When She Makes More The Art of Love & Money Book Club

Book Club: When She Makes More; 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women by Farnoosh Torabi

Who here read the book? A few months ago, I launched a Personal Finance Book Club.  You can join me – shoot me an email to jump in on the next book selection. I closed membership at 25 hoping to keep a small engaged group. Turns out the group was quite small, and not everyone …

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The Art of Love & Money Review Your Expenditures

Review Your Expenditures

Think of your budget as allocations in Maslow’s Pyramid. Start with your basic needs and then add your priority value sets from there.

Your goal is to do a Zero-based budget. All the money that comes in month by month gets allocated for how YOU chose to allocate your spending based on your priorities, your values. Until the amount that you Earn minus the amount budgeted to specific categories is equal to zero.

The Art of Love & Money Setup Your Budget Categories

Set up Your Budget Categories

This is what I refer to as reverse budgeting. I hit these goals first. Then I do my best to stay within my budgeted dollar amount categories. If I spend too much on eating out, it may mean less grocery or spending next month, but it won’t mean that I don’t do what I have decided is the most important to me. I prioritize my income.