Money + Life Balance

Master your money so you can do what you love without a second thought.

Maximize Your Summer Money Mindset With 3 Simple Steps

Whether you are an educator looking to stretch your income over the next couple of months or juggling fluctuating income for a short period, how can you embrace a summer money mindset to enjoy the season and set yourself up for success in the fall? … Read More

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Money Made Simple

“I’m trying to be a better steward of where my money goes and putting a name to every dollar. “- Ayauna … Read More

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Automate Your Way to Financial Progress

Automation makes our lives easier in so many ways. We automate our meeting invites, our prescription refills, our Netflix subscription! Automation is also a powerful tool for our financial wellness. … Read More

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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


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

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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

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Build Generational Wealth

We often think of the next generations as our own children; however, it can also include our extended family, our neighborhoods, causes or organizations we care about, or even the culture we come from. The decisions we make today to grow our wealth have an impact on those who come after us. This is the concept of generational wealth. … Read More

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This is your Brain on Money

Looking at the neuroscience and chemistry of the brain can help us examine how money actually impacts our health. Is it possible that money can buy happiness? Here at the Beans, we both challenge and affirm that assertion. … Read More

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Meet The Beans

When our founder and CEO, Melissa Pancoast, was a teacher, she noticed that her community’s stress, from the teachers’ lounge to her students’ parents, had financial roots. … Read More