Planning matters

Spending Awareness

As we’ve spoken about previously in What’s the Magic Number?, in many ways your spending is key to meeting financial goals or even being able to retire. Does that mean everyone needs a strict budget? Not necessarily. However, I would argue that everyone needs spending awareness. Before my husband and I purchased a house, I…

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Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party (on a Budget)

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party? But let’s be honest. Between deciding how many people to invite, preparing and buying food, making signature cocktails and wanting your house filled with the perfect holiday decorations, it’s easy for your holiday party to turn into a large expense. Keep reading to learn a few ways to…

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71 Days Until Christmas…Are You Financially Ready?

Christmas is a magical time of year for kids and adults alike. Family traditions, company parties, serving in your community, baking cookies and shopping are all part of what we anticipate with the holiday season. With so many cherished events on the horizon, the costs can add up. In today’s blog post we look at…

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How is Your Financial Health?

It’s easy to maintain our physical well-being with diet and exercise but when is the last time you checked on your financial health? There are several aspects to financial health—many which Johnson Bixby can assist with diagnosing and treating. However, there are few things you can do on your own. Let’s take a look: Set…

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Back-to-School Shopping Budgeting Tips

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and the kids are preparing to go back to school already! If you have kids, you may have already heard the requests for specific back-to-school supplies and clothing necessities. As my kids are letting me know all the things they “need” before school starts, the calculator…

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