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Two words that many mistakenly assume mean the same

by Angie Carlson | Money doubts and negative self-talked are enhanced by two words that many mistakenly assume mean the same thing. Before I reveal the words, let’s note what false doubts and negative money self-talk can sound like:~ Budgeting…
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What two organs tag-team to create a money saboteur?

by Angie Carlson Your body has two organs that tag-team to unleash a personal money saboteur. As a successful duo, they start off subtle. One small choice isn’t seen as enough to gain traction with money. Planting the initial seed…
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Importance of progress

by Angie Carlson| This is for you if you are discouraged that the progress you want to see is taking too long. Infants try to walk before they feel ready. Pull themselves up on furniture. Hold your hands to take…
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When is your turn?

by Angie Carlson| Tired of waiting for your turn to solve your money challenges? Your turn to win the Powerball.Your turn to have your money prayers answered.Your turn to not experience guilt shopping for the holidays.Your turn to ______________. Instead…
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Meaningful Gift Ideas for Less than $20.

by Angie Carlson| Friends with kids that could use a night out? Provide free babysitting and a $15 gift card to their favorite coffee shop so they can spend quality, kid-free time together. Have someone in your life that likes…
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A money skill that will last a lifetime

Looking for money skills that last a lifetime? Don’t rely on short term fixes. Cashing in your retirement could mean you do not have the tools or knowledge to prevent going back into debt. Transferring money from credit card A…
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Kind Of…

by Angie Carlson| Kind of driving. Kind of parenting. Kind of pregnant. Kind of sleeping. Kind of telling the truth. Kind of lying. Kind of making progress. Kind of eating healthy. Kind of budgeting. Kind of working out. Wishy-washy decisions…
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The difference between easy and simple

by Angie Carlson| Swipe that credit card.  Sign accepting the terms of the loan.  Make four installment payments.  Processes that were so easy.  The challenge?  Paying it all back.  On time.  Every payment.  Continuously.  Sounds simple.  Until *something* happens.  Now,…
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One way you are hanging on by a financial thread

by Angie Carlson| Hanging on by a financial thread reinforced by duct tape? One of the reasons may be your car. The monthly payment keeps increasing. What is it as of October 2022? $738 a month  (per msn.com)  Looking at it…
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The Power of the Penny

by Angie Carlson | Actual conversation today at grocery store:Lady: “Why are you looking at the expensive eggs?” (I was in organic section.)Me: “I’m not.”Lady: “Explain that to me.”Me: “Sure. You are holding 18 eggs for $6.99.”Lady: “Correct.”Me: “I am…
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