Are You Ready to Finally Fix Your Finances - For Good?

Hi, I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna). I want to help you finally crush those financial goals you've been putting off.

Whether it's paying off debt, making more money, or saving more money, I'm here to help.

I've been where you are. Our family recently paid off over $27,000 in 18 months, and can finally say we're officially debt-free.

Tana, author of Debt Free Forties

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How Much to Tip for A Massage

Self-care is essential for finding ways to recharge in today’s busy world. When budgeting for self-care items, like pedicures, facials, and massage therapy, it’s necessary to make sure we’re leaving enough room for a tip. Let’s talk about how much to tip for massage and the best ways to do so. Should You Tip for a Massage?…

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$26 an Hour is How Much a Year?

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What Does “You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup” Mean?

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” is an old saying that’s been around forever and recently (incorrectly) attributed to a Canadian politician, Norm Kelly. So what does it mean? And how does it apply not only to our daily lives but also to our finances as well? What does it mean when your cup…

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The Parts of a Check and How to Write One

As life becomes more digital, it’s less likely that you’ll have to continue to write checks. However, there are still some specific instances when writing one is essential, whether for security or to avoid credit card fees. Let’s talk about the different parts of a check, how to write one, and how to cash a…

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What happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket?

We’ve all been there – we stay a little too long at the coffee shop or dash into your local store and walk out to a parking ticket. It’s frustrating, but it happens. However, what happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket? You might be tempted to skip paying your parking ticket fines altogether…

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How to Stop Saying ‘I’m Broke!’ and Actually Fix It

Besides being a popular song, ‘I’m broke’ can be a common phrase uttered by folks struggling with finances. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, or can’t seem to get ahead, let’s talk about why and how to fix it. Why Am I Broke? (And How to Fix It) There are several reasons you might be broke, from…