Habit is defined as behavior repeated so often it becomes almost automatic. I am in awe of the power of habit. It’s a force to change your life, and it is available to anyone no matter your situation, no matter your circumstances. For five years, author Tom Corley observed the daily habits of the rich […]
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Is money a little tight these days? You might assume it’s due to rising costs, tightening credit and the fact you haven’t had a raise in, like, forever. But truthfully, if your basic needs are being met, problems you’re having are more likely the result of bad money habits you’ve picked up.
Don’t despair! In the same way you picked them up, you can replace bad habits with good ones: Stop the old behavior, and consciously repeat the new one so often that it becomes an almost automatic response. I’ll tell you more in today’ post! See you there … Love, m xo
Finally, you found a perfect pair of jeans. They fit great and feel fantastic. Basically, you want them to last forever, but that’s not going to happen. In fact, just the opposite is what I’m hearing from my readers: These days, jeans seem to rip and fall apart long before their time, a problem that sent me in search of a solution for how to make jeans last longer.
What I’ve learned is fascinating. The problem is our laundry habits. We’re pretty much washing our jeans to death ….
Personal character is made of habits. Bad ones just seem to happen, while good ones are usually the result of considerable effort. Some people act as if their habits were issued at birth and are not likely to ever change. There are a select few, however, who know and live by the truth: It is […]
I was hit with a profound feeling of sadness recently as I learned of the death of Dr. Stephen Covey. It was his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that taught me about the single most important personal tool I own—my attitude. At the time, I was working as an industrial commercial real […]
I got the biggest shock of my life the day I realized that living on a budget wasn’t the straitjacket or rigid “diet” I assumed it would be. It was my life as a credit-card junkie that put me in financial bondage.
A budget saved my life because it allowed me to get out of debt. It gave me my freedom. Want to know my secret for staying on a budget for so many years? I splurge. Seriously. And I do not feel guilty. I love nice things and I love to travel.
Even while I was getting out of debt, I didn’t banish all of these things from my life. In fact, my occasional guilt-free splurges are what helped me stay on a budget. Since I didn’t feel deprived, I found it a lot easier to stick to my plan. Want to learn the fine art of calculated splurging? All that in today’s post … See you there! Love, xo m 💵
Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to medications, a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without all the fancy packaging and advertising. Today I want to offer you cheap generic alternatives for these three popular cleaning products—Bar Keepers Friend, Super Washing Soda, and OxiClean.
For years (and years), I lived under a dark cloud of worry that I would end up financially destitute—a bag lady. The things I did to prove I was wrong just made everything worse!
Having lived through that season of my life (which lasted for more than 25 years!) … I’ve learned a few things: First, that debt is a liar and a thief. Second—money in the bank changes everything.
No matter your situation right now, I know that 2019 can be your best money year ever. Want to get started right now? Let me show you, in today’s post. It comes with this promise: I’ll walk with you through every day of 2019, cheering you on and help you in any way I can! See you there …
Love, Mary ❤️
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