Tightwad Tuesday: One Big Money Waster – Business Expenses

I’ll admit it.

I used to take months to turn in my business expenses. After traveling all week, who wants to sit down to paperwork?  Not me. I want to hang out with friends not crank out reports at my desk.

Turns out, it’s worth it to take a few minutes each week to organize and file expense reports. With apps like MileIQ, it’s simple to track mileage.

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I talk about the cost of waiting and encourage you to just sit down and get those business expenses done.

Tightwad Tuesday Episode 5: Save Money, Take A Hike

I am serious. Take a hike!

You support national, state and local parks with your tax dollars so get out and use them – for free.

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I encourage you to enjoy the great outdoors.

A Financial Planner Shares Her Most Important Piece Of Financial Advice

Financial planner and radio host, David Holland, asked me to be a guest on his show, Plan Stronger Radio.   Of course I said, “Yes!”

I shared the most important piece of financial wisdom I’ve learned in my 25 years as a financial planner. I started the interview with:

I’ve worked with millionaires, multi-millionaires, and ‘thousandaires’ on their way to being millionaires and I would say there is one piece of financial wisdom your listeners could take away that would make a huge difference in their financial futures.

I share that secret and other money saving tips on this show.  It’s about 30 minutes (kinda long) so listen to it while you are getting ready in the morning, driving to work or while you are making dinner.

Enjoy!

I’d love to hear from you!  Share your money savings tips in the comments below.

Tightwad Tuesday: No Guilt Giving

A ‘tightwad’ is someone who holds onto their money. They make conscious choices on how to spend, invest, and give money away.  It’s a compliment when you are called a tightwad.

Do you ever feel guilty when you don’t give cash directly to someone in need?  Is giving money to someone the best idea?  I wonder.

In this episode, I share some ways to help those in need — and double your gift — so you don’t feel guilty!  Instead help others and feel great.

Listen and share if you agree.

Resources:

Catholic Charities for the poor and needy:

https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/

In Salt Lake City, The Road Home:

https://www.theroadhome.org/

Money Can Buy Happiness: Here’s How To Spend It

Imagine you were given a check for $20,000 with these instructions:
Spend this on yourself within the next 18 months after answering three questions.

  1. What would make you the happiest?
  2. What do you love to do but haven’t done lately (or in many years)?
  3. What would make you feel incredibly peaceful and blessed?

Then use these funds to take care of yourself.

Wouldn’t that be incredible?

You might be thinking, “That Nancy is mean! No one is going to give me 20 Grand.”

Hold on a sec. Just dreaming about a gift like this is surprisingly valuable. Besides, this just happened to my best friend Dianne — so it is possible.

Let me explain.

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Tightwad Tuesday: A Simple Way To Save 10% Online

If someone calls me a tightwad, I take it as a compliment and so should you.

To me, a ‘tightwad’ is someone who holds onto their money and then makes conscious choices on how to save, invest, spend and give it away.  It’s a good thing!

Do you want to save money on online purchases? Who doesn’t? In this episode, I share my super simple and quick tip on savings 10% or more when you are making a purchase online.

Do you have tips to share?  Don’t be stingy now. Share them in the comments below. We want to hear them!

 

What Does Wealthy Mean? Think Like A Squirrel

Think like a squirrel. Oak trees provide plenty of nourishment for the most industrious squirrel.

We’re the same way. If we make the most of the money have, we’ve been given, earned and will earn in the future, we’ll have more than enough to enjoy life.

When I was a teenager, I saw this with my own eyes. My father retired from the U.S. Navy and my parents bought an orange grove in Central California. We designated one tree for the family’s use and the rest of the fruit was sold.

Just from the one tree, we had way too many oranges for one family!  In fact, we had so many, they would drop to the ground and rot.  My brother and I used to play “orange baseball” with the rotten ones.

We took turns pitching them to each other and hit them as hard as we could with a wooden bat. The goal was to spray the sibling with orange pieces.  We’d come in the house covered in orange juice and orange sections.

In other words, we had plenty of oranges to spare. We were “orange rich.”

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