The perfect spender with a love for words and the deep.



Terrible, Thanks for Asking

Nora McInerny is an author and podcast host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking (TTFA).  This is available wherever you find podcasts.  She has been through loss and grief and dealt with it in the way I wish I could.  She has brought so many of my thoughts up with the content she puts out each Tuesday. 

Oh, and if you LOVE this podcast, then you'll also love her book "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)."


Afford Anything

This is a new one for me that I'm loving!  "You can afford anything but not everything" is her motto.  She teaches you how to handle on budgeting and everything she's done to be wildly successful.  She quit her job, went on adventures, then came back and earned a six figure salary as a self-employed writer (oh, the dream).  She helps us gain confidence in our abilities and gain financial independence (FI). 

My favorite episode - here! - happens to feature (and is where I was introduced to) Dr. Brad Klonz who mixes ALL of my favorite things that I want my blog to be about - money and psychology.  The thoughts behind moolah.

Dave Ramsey

The Dave Ramsey Show

Dave Ramsey is founder of Ramsey Solutions (1992) and his mission is to counsel people who are hurting from financial stress.  He has been to the top and the bottom.  His wisdom is great.  For me, it might be a little too conservative since I, with my current salary, will not be able to pay cash for a home.  A car, though... hello 2019 (thanks to Dave and my husband)!  If you're trying to get out of debt, you need to read his "Total Money Makeover" book.

Dave is very conservative.  I appreciate the general ideas that Dave has.  I first heard Dave Ramsey when one of my best friends was like "lady, you have to listen to this."  Now, this was when I was young and impressionable and would have done pretty much anything my friends told me to do.  I listened away, and told me husband about it - he laughed so hard.  This in itself was not funny and I had no clue what he was laughing about. Then I learned that my friend's then-boyfriend (now husband) introduced her to Dave Ramsey, and my own boyfriend (now husband) had introduced him to the show.  The world goes round...

Rachel Cruze

The Rachel Cruze Show

Rachel is Dave Ramsey's daughter.  She is a fantastic speaker and has her own show that you can find in the link above.  Following in her dad's footsteps, her book "Love Your Life, Not Theirs" is highly regarded as well.  (At this time, I have not gotten far in this book yet and I am loaning it out -- too many books on my 'to read' list and I'm a tremendously slow reader but this book is currently in the top five books I want to read.)

Rachel's passion includes teaching high schoolers and those in college that they can get in and out of college debt free.  Rachel and Dave have several products that will assist in teaching young humans how to get through life learning how to handle money.  All you have to do is live on less than you make (easy enough, right?).