Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWeBT0nsPzU. On this episode of The Maddy Money Show, I drop some serious T on what I do to stick to my budget. Everyone teaches how to MAKE a budget, no one talks about what needs to happen to STICK to a budget. Sticking to a budget is not easy. I have not…… Continue reading The Maddy Money Show Episode 2: Sticking to a Budget
Have you ever made a financial decision based on guilt and/or pride? Making money decisions based on emotions rarely helps me achieve my financial goals. They usually end up messing with my budget and setting me back. Through experience, I learned I needed to eat some humble pie, swallow my pride, and start saying “NO.” I had…… Continue reading How Learning to Say “No” Can Help You Achieve Your Financial Goals
When I first realized I had to start taking my finances more seriously, I started by creating a zero-based budget. A zero-based budget is one where, at the beginning of every month, I take my monthly income and allocate every single dollar to a budget category (groceries, cell phone bill, eating out, savings, debt payments,…… Continue reading How I Switched My Money Mindset From Scarcity to Abundance
Impulse purchases are the dynamite that blows up any budget. I made one this week. I was cruising through town with a friend that wanted to innocently check out a few stores. $100 later I am recovering from a retail coma. $78 out of the $100 was a Halloween costume from a store that does…… Continue reading Impulse Purchases 101
It’s Friday! That means Q + A with Maddy. You can always submit your question to be answered by me anonymously by submitting here. Hey Maddy, Below is a proposal I just sent to my Spouse. We are finally both earning again, and I desperately want to get back on track with our finances. What…… Continue reading Friday Q + A with Maddy!
What do financial freedom, health and fitness, education, achieving goals, maintaining relationships, and overall success in life have in common? One word: discipline. The only way I have achieved anything in life was having discipline. This was much easier when I was younger. I was picked on a lot and had few friends, so it…… Continue reading On Discipline