If reading “Why God Keeps Interrupting My Shopping Sprees” nudged your heart in anyway, then I’d like to invite you to join me on The 30 Day Money Saving Challenge.
I know starting something new can be overwhelming but the challenge is really simple. For the next 30 days, let’s commit to:
- Set a weekly cash budget and not exceed that spending limit…unless it’s a life or death situation.
- No credit cards and no debit cards. (Because when’s the last time you tracked EVERY SINGLE TIME you swiped on your debit card?…exactly!)
- No unnecessary spending…not even if there’s an amazing sale.
- No impulsive shopping.
- No retail therapy.
- DIY whenever possible (like DIY hairdos, manicures, and pedicures to name a few)
- Bring a bag lunch to work.
- Home cook meals, instead of dining out…unless someone else is treating of course.
- Make a list whenever we do have to shop, and STICKING to the list once we get to the store.
- Sign up to receive our free annual credit report to get a true indication of our credit health.
- Actively look for ways to reduce spending (like coupons, canceling services we don’t absolutely need, attending free events, etc.)
- SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
These are just a few quick and easy lifestyle changes that will benefit us spiritually, physically, and financially.
The goal isn’t perfection or to stop spending money completely. The goal is to develop more self-control and to be more discipline with our shopping habits.
Throughout the 30 days, I’ll post more practical money saving tips and encouragement on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
And I’ll be looking for comments and pictures from your journey as well! Just be sure to use the hashtag #30daymoneychallenge
Some days will be easier than others but I’m excited to see how much money we can keep in our purses and wallets. Most importantly, I’m excited to see how this challenge will help change our spending patterns for the long haul.
So before we find another sale, let the savings begin!
Valentine’s Day is one of the few holidays that people either really love or really hate.
There are those who rightfully preach the message of showing love every day of the year. Then there are the people like me who see nothing wrong with having an extra day to be pampered and loved on even more.
If you can identify with that second category of people AND you’re single then chances are you’ve probably wished you could skip the month of February altogether.
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching (3 days for those who are counting) I’ve decided to share my 5 simple tips to help you survive this Valentine’s Day!
With terms like “boss chick” or “boss” becoming the new standard for female empowerment and success, it’s always refreshing to see women who aren’t conforming to the world’s standards; women like Anesha Collins, the CEO of Unashamed Imaging.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Anesha has deservingly become one of Florida’s rising stars in the field of visual media.
She is a published and award winning photographer and cinematographer.
Her portfolio ranges from the modern-day family or person to well-known clients like the NFL Corporation, Nina Sky, and Martha Munizzi to name a few.
Her company is also listed as a preferred vendor for various premiere venues.
While Anesha could easily brag about her bossness (let’s pretend that’s a word), she’s one of the most humble and down to earth women you’ll meet.
I recently caught up with Anesha to chat about life and of course business. Check out our interview below to meet the brain behind the brand, Unashamed Imaging.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.
Holiday parties. Family gatherings. Spending time with close friends and loved ones.
And of course, presents!
For many of us Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the giving and receiving of gifts.
But gifting can be tricky.
Have you ever had a moment where you were just blown away by something God did? Something so unexpected yet incredible that you knew it was only Him?
I recently shared my story about a Facebook challenge that forced me to reexamine my relationship with my daughter’s dad. (CLICK HERE to check out The Facebook Challenge I Wanted to Ignore)
For weeks, I hesitated to complete the challenge.
Will he pick up my call and will it even make a difference?
What if I’m opening up myself to be hurt again?
Despite my efforts to shake off the challenge, I knew it was something I had to do.