Make a List and Check it Twice – Spending Tips for the Holidays

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are past and the holiday sales abound. It is that time of the year that can turn our great money plans upside down. Want to head into 2017 feeling good about your money? As you shop for your holiday gift, decorations and hosting, make sure you have a game plan. Follow these Four Holiday Spending Tips. Make A List If you are shopping for gifts, use my Holiday Spending Worksheet to clarify who you are buying for and what you want to spend per person/item. Watch out for shoulds as in “We should buy them a gift …”. Once you have your list, add it up and make sure you can swing it and still be happy with your credit card statement in January. Click Here to access The Holiday Spending Worksheet. Decide How Much You Will Spend Know your numbers, what you are willing to spend and what your stopping point is.  Consider leaving the credit cards at home and using cash.  It will help you stick to your plan.  When you run out of money, go home! Do Your Research Heading out to wander around the mall with no plan is a recipe for overspending.  Be clear on what you want to purchase and what the regular price is.  Be sure are actually getting a deal or not. Focus on the items in which you can get deep discounts and skip the rest. Check Online You may be able to get great deals without leaving the comfort of your home.  Check major retailers for online specials for the items you are buying.  Look...

Making Money in Heels

Oh my – there is so much going on here! Last night I spoke at Making Money in Heels with some other great women entrepreneurs where we shared our knowledge about money and business with a room full of fab women. TODAY I am being in interviewed on The Money Breakthrough summit. This information packed summit runs through to Nov 16. Register now to get access to all of the speakers. I am thrilled to have now completed my Certified Master Coach, Master Practitioner for NLP and Time Line Therapy and Certified Master Hypnotherapist designations. Yeah for me! Yeah for you – we are talking about permanent change for you and your money problems – how you DO money and how you BE around money. I will be hosting several workshops in the next 3-6 weeks to finish out 2014 in style and head into 2015 with great, achievable goals. The first one is in Barrie, Nov 18, 1:30-4pm. Registration information will be available shortly. One more … I will be finishing my certification to be an International Hypnotherapy Training Institute in a month and will offer my first Hypnosis for Money Workshops and Training in January.  What is in it for you? More focus, more insight, and a new revenue stream for your business. Yeah! Ready to make changes? Let’s...

Spring is here – I am so excited I wet my plants

Woo hoo! The weather has FINALLY warmed up here in Central Ontario. After a very long and cold winter, we have temperatures above zero Celsius for several days and the snow is starting to melt. Yeah! I saw this on Facebook and it cracked me up, so I just had to share. What happens when you are ready to get your spring plants? Where is that money coming from? Do you have a plan? This week’s article can give you a few tips to keep more money in your jeans … why don’t you stash it away for that trip to the...

Hell Yeah Star!

Super excited to be in Atlanta, GA for Hell Yeah Star this week.  I am looking forward to an amazing event with clients, friends and colleagues and the amazing Suzanne Evans and Larry Winget.  This event is focused on creating Your Book, Your Look and Your Talk – really important content for the entrepreneurs out there.  I will be learning it all with an eye on ways to leverage our dollars and maximize investments. With all of this small business learning planned for this week, I invited a special guest to write this week’s article.  Jennifer Trask is a Marketing Maven and she will help you see the three big ways you can Maximize Your Small Business Marketing Budget.  Read on below for great tips. Have a fantastic week and we’ll see you next week with more holiday planning tips and...

National Women’s Show Nov 1-3

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come out to the National Women’s Show for the Ultimate  girls day out!  It is at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre November 1 to 3.  I will be in booth 1123 with a great draw prize, free cds and more – come see me...