Author Archives: The Beans

Savings and debt

Building a Savings and Debt Payoff Plan

The first step is to know where your money is going. Take a look at what you are paying monthly. There are fixed expenses like rent and utilities and then there are flexible expenses like groceries and a new pair of shoes. … Read More

Summer Dreaming? 3 Steps to Enjoy the Summer Fun and Make Financial Progress

Regardless of how you plan on spending your long summer days- fun and financial progress do coexist! So how do you set yourself up for success this summer? Answer these three questions and then dust off those flip flops. … Read More

Growth Requires Change: Moving Through the 6 Stages of Behavior Change

Behavior change is not always easy, and it takes a little time, but knowing the stages of behavior change will make the process more successful and more fun. … Read More

Unlock Your Saving Superpower

Savings plays a foundational role in financial progress. … Read More

A Plan for Financial Balance that’s within Reach

There’s one strength we all must master to achieve success in the other areas of our lives, and that strength is financial balance. … Read More

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This Valentine’s Day, go on a Money Date

With your friends, lover(s), or random strangers … Read More

Love + Money

Be fearless, your people can lift you up … Read More


The Secret to Getting What You Want in 2023

It’s that time of year. Friends, family, coworkers, the barista at Starbucks, everyone wants to know: “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Whether you fanatically set them or avoid resolutions like the plague, this is the time of year when goals are top of mind. … Read More

Gifting without Regret

This holiday season, make a list to gift without regret. … Read More

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Friends with Money: Money and Relationships

How do your “people” influence your spending habits? We’re talking about your community, your circle, your friends, your family. Maybe you don’t think they influence you at all, but research says that’s unlikely. We are social beings, and we tend to match the habits of others in our circles, whether we like it (or realize it) or not. … Read More