Do Your Money Goals Reflect What You Want?

Do Your Money Goals Reflect What You Want?

The keys to having a happier and more secure financial life sound easy, in theory. Set up a budget and stick to it. Have frequent money conversations with your partner. Know your money values and let them guide your financial choices. Spoiler alert: these tips won’t...
The Pros and Cons of Using Percentages in Your Budget

The Pros and Cons of Using Percentages in Your Budget

If you’re totally new to budgeting, you may have looked up beginner’s budgeting guides online and noticed something called “budget percentages.” Using budget percentages involves assigning a percentage out of one hundred to each category in your budget. Housing gets...
Aligning Your Budget with Your Values

Aligning Your Budget with Your Values

“Every budget has a story.” We’ve mentioned that before on this blog, but it bears repeating. Why? Because we could all use the reminder that your budget is unique to your values. In working with so many couples and families over the past decade or so, one thing I’ve...
How to Make Sure Your Budgeting Sticks

How to Make Sure Your Budgeting Sticks

While around 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% of us achieve them. Yikes. With that not-so-motivating statistic in mind, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve made any?  With everything we all experienced in 2020, it’s...
Our Top 4 Tips for Budgeting With Uncertainty

Our Top 4 Tips for Budgeting With Uncertainty

Happy New Year! You know what the turn of the calendar means…it’s time to start a new budget for 2021. If you struggled with budgeting the past few months because of COVID-19, you’re definitely not alone. The uncertainty many of us faced — and continue to face...