luca upper, cash crone, budget, new year, 2018 Money Management 

Goals for 2018? Start with Grateful.

Another new year! But before we leap into 2018, let’s stop, take a deep breath, and be grateful for 2017. I know, I know – lots of craziness happened in 2017. You don’t want to think about it. But here’s the thing. Without 2017, you wouldn’t have 2018. And here we are. Waiting at the edge of something very, very exciting! So before you rip down that old, stained, inked-up 2017 calendar, flip back through its pages and remember the good things that happened. There are always good things. No…

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cash crone, car, planet, walking Money Management 

Lose the car – sometimes – and save money.

If you were forced to give something up in order to stay on budget or pay off a debt, what would you be willing to sacrifice? I have started a walking routine in the morning before I begin my work day. Now, I would rather mosey than trot, and running anywhere in my opinion has to be a joyful thing, with jumping and laughing. Sort of like Phoebe from Friends: So, I walk, and I have slowly turned up the goal from a mere 1/2 mile to 2 miles per…

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Money Management 

6 questions to ask yourself about saving money

Journalists often interview sources or experts by using the six traditional questions – who? what? when? where? how? and why? – as probes to more information. The questions can open up more discussion, uncover new information, or clarify vague or confusing statements. Ask yourself these questions to find a path to wealth: Who? When outlining your wealth path, you must consider who is involved. Do you have a partner you want to share with or support? Or do you have dependents, or elderly parents who might play a part in…

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Money Management The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Why remodeling has to wait until I’m off the ledge

I have an amazing life. So many exciting adventures have crossed my path (and if you don’t believe me, take some time to read my oldest blog, TrusttheUniverse.com), and I am grateful for all of them. All of them! The business of blogging has forced me to share things I normally keep to myself. But I also know, through my work as an optimism guide and motivational coach, that our stories help others learn as well.     At the big house If you are a regular Cash Crone reader,…

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Credit Cards Money Management 

4 Ways to use your credit cards and save money

Credit cards can be a problem. But Cash Cronies understand that those plastic cards are a bit like magic wands. They can help you manifest a bigger savings account. But they must be brandished carefully, and with the right intentions, or  they can turn into roaring, money-grabbing monsters. Warning: I am not a financial advisor. I am a consumer, just like you, who is working to save money, increase wealth, and spend wisely. Your mileage may vary! Here are a few tips to help you conjure some savings: Pay attention…

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