Episode 2 is here! 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…… 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
Hi everybody 🙂 You may have thought I have been slacking, but I have actually been learning to produce a TV show for you guys through Vermont Community Access Media. And guess what? The first show is here! Check it out here on the new Maddy Money Youtube Channel.
Most people hate Mondays. I used to hate Mondays because I hated my job. I felt like a prisoner in my life. Every time I woke up Monday morning I was reminded that I had to spend the next five days doing something I did not enjoy because it was the only way I could…… Continue reading Hate Mondays? Hate your job? Hate both? Here are some steps you can take NOW to deal with it.
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!