Certified Financial Education Instructor & Financial Counselor
Hello and welcome to Budget Brain Consulting! I'm the Chief "Budget Brainiac" in charge, and I'm dedicated to helping you tackle your biggest financial concerns!
I'm passionate about helping people manage their finances more effectively - in order to break the weekly cycle of broke. I do this for clients in ways that are not only centered around their core values, but are practical and based upon industry standards. I'm a military wife with more than "ten years of service," and the mother of three wonderful girls. Although, I'm a native of California, we're currently living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area - and loving every moment here! In addition, I'm a healthy kale enthusiast that enjoys wearing flip-flops, when I'm not working as a wife, mom, or financial coach.
I look forward to getting to know you and assisting with your personal financial planning.
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Whether you make $45,000 a year or $250,000 a year, finding ways to reduce your cost of living is vital for long-term financial stability. We know what needs to be done, but many of us struggle with how. We’re already strapped for time, and adding one more thing to our “to do” list is not Read more about 10 Ways to Reduce Monthly Expenses without Much Effort[…]
Financial success depends on doing little things consistently over time that get you to where you want to be. Sometimes it’s the little habits that hold us back and keep us broke. These are the most common. Key Takeaways: Tracking expenses is vital for knowing what goes in and out of your account. Who Read more about 4 Financial Habits That Keep You BROKE[…]
Are you looking for ways to keep control of your spending habits? It’s possible for sure, provided you follow some basic tips. When you spend a lot of money, you fall short of cash on a regular basis. Are you frustrated about facing the same situation month after month? Of course you are! To overcome Read more about 6 Tips to Control Your Expenses and Save for the Future[…]
“By 2028 the average American woman is expected to out-earn the average American man.” – nielsen.com It’s no secret that women are already winning with money, but according to an article on CNBC, “of the 63 million wage-earning and salaried women age 21 to 64 working in the United States, only 45 percent participate in a Read more about 3 Ways Women Can Win with Money[…]
Parents play such an important role in the lives of their children. Behaviors, habits, and skills are picked up early and set the precedent for how well (or how bad) their kid(s) will do in the future. Many believe that you have to have everything together to teach your kid(s) good habits and skills, but Read more about 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Smart Money Habits[…]
Renting was once considered a temporary transition on the path toward home-ownership. Today, however, leasing has become a long-term prospect for many. Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is renting – the largest renter base seen in half a century. Renting is no longer reserved for young professionals, either. Millennials make up 56 percent Read more about 5 Facts About U.S. Renters[…]
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin I generally try to read at least one book per month, but last year was kind of a dud for me when it came to reading. There was a lot going on, including an out of state move, and I just didn’t find myself picking Read more about The Top 10 Personal Finance Books to Read in 2017[…]
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey Every year, more than half of the country sets at least one money related New Year’s resolution, yet before summer even starts, those resolutions have been pushed to the back burner! Sometimes, it’s due to unexpected events that throw Read more about 3 Ways to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2017[…]
“Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience is what you get from not reading it.” -Common Every year, Americans spend thousands of dollars on insurance. In fact, according to a report done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent about $9,359 on insurance in 2015. That’s a lot of money Read more about How to do an Annual Insurance Review[…]
“76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.” -CNN.com It’s no secret that Americans struggle with managing money. In fact, “44 percent of US households are “liquid asset poor”. Meaning they have less than three months of savings.” (debt.com) In a society that encourages “instant gratification,” it’s hard to delay our current wants in order to Read more about 3 Reasons You’re Not Sticking With Your Budget[…]