Why bother? I'm so glad I don't have to worry about money (anymore)... But do you worry anyway? You wonder where all that well earned money is going. You’re confused or overwhelmed by your current money tracking process. Or maybe you're not tracking at all, and it's eating at you, living rent-free in the back… Continue reading Budgeting in Abundance
In 2015, a friend approached me with a plea. "Hi! I need major help. like, major. with budget/taxes. i'm terrible and awful at it..." Doulas had known me as a sister and a money person since 2009, when I became a DONA trained and certified birth doula as a side job while working in finance… Continue reading MoneyDoula: the origin story
Around here we like words. Fun fact: I have a degree in Linguistics! I use the term budget as a noun. It's a thing. A tool. I'll also use the verb forms, such as budgeting. And when I use it as an adjective (remember your MadLibs?), it's never going to be synonymous with "cheap" or… Continue reading The B Word
Here’s the thing. I know not everyone digs geeking out in budgets, transactions and account balances as much as I do. That’s why I’m here. If you’re ready to sit down and dig in, but it’s just not getting done, I’m here. If you’ve been avoiding the topic and want to get a good look… Continue reading You can do this, and you don’t have to do it alone.
My approach is to simplify. Start where you are, look at what you own and what you owe. Look at where your money comes from and where it goes. And I mean really look at it, sit with it, open your eyes and your mind. No judgement, no shame, no blame. Look at Who you… Continue reading Money doesn’t have to be complicated