• Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Friday Round Up-First Quarter Check In

    It’s almost spring, almost the end of the first quarter and a great time to look back at the first three months. What have you done to move one step closer to your dream life? This weekend sit down and do some journaling, write down what you what to achieve in the next nine months? I got most of my to do list taken care of this week. Currently being published is the Spanish edition of Fabulously Frugal-A 30 Day Money Makeover. I’ll let you know when it goes on sale. And would any of you like to know how you can get your books translated? Send me an e-mail…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Starting an Online Business in 2021?

    Working from home running your own business… Does it sound like just a dream or something you seriously want to put into action this year? Angela Wills has put together a new class that can help you get started and it’s called the Online Business Masterclass. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things you’ll learn- What kind of things can you offer for sale. How to decide what to sell. Getting a domain name, hosting and a website setup (simple start). Ways to build your audience / community so you have people to sell to. Easy ways to set up products for sale. Actions to take and habits…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    2021-Make Your Dreams Come True

    What are your dreams for 2021? What do you want your life to look like in the new year? For the next week or so let’s sit down and work on our goals, dreams, call them what you like, for 2021. What is you what to achieve and why? Pay special attention to the why part of the question. Knowing your why can separate success from failure. It could be that you want to start a business so you can quit your job. Finally pay off some debt. Or even be more financially secure. Do you any ideas about how you’re going to take the first step? Maybe you need…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Setting Goals and Planning

    It’s December, did you achieve all you set out to do this year? 2020 has been a strange year. If it’s taught us one thing, it’s about planning and then if those plans don’t work out, having a back up one. Whether it be connected with your money and budget, or even looking for another way to make a living, planning and thinking ahead is more important than every before. I’ve decided to make that the focus of Budget Smart Girl as we move into 2021. Ways to plan, set goals and have lots of alternative things you can turn to if the unexpected happens. In Thursday’s post, I’ll be…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  Side Gigs

    New Skills-Faster Financial Independence

    Is there a new skill you’ve been eager to learn? I guess you’d call me lucky because I’ve always been eager to learn new things and acquire new skills. In fact, I think I’d be bored if I didn’t. It’s served me well, not only for hobbies but for business too. From writing to self publishing and beyond, I’ve adapted to the ever changing world. It’s not always been easy. Some things have might a huge learning curve for me to climb and conquer but once you get over that mountain, things get a whole lot easier and clearer. I like to think that learning new skills is essential for…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Let’s Start Talking About FIRE

    Fire, no, not the type you use to keep warm or start to cook food, but FIRE otherwise know as Financial Independence, Retire Early. One or both of those things might sound good to you. I’m probably not going to go with the Retire Early part, but I’ve always loved the idea of financial independence. Yes, even before it became a catchphrase. The having enough money as not to be dependent on something else be it a person or otherwise for your everyday needs and long term survival. Never having to worry about losing your job because you’ve got enough saved to tide you over until another one comes along.…

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