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Constant Calibration and Working Moms

With COVID-19 devastating our world, working mothers are faced with the responsibility of continuing the juggle, but in many cases with no childcare and the new weight of homeschooling. In addition, mothers are losing their jobs during the pandemic at a higher rate than any other group. Many of us are wondering what else could possibly be coming our way and how are we supposed to manage it?

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Kakeibo: The Art of Financial Mindfulness

By Gina Messina, Ph.D. About a year ago, a friend introduced me to Kakeibo, the Japanese art of budgeting and applying mindfulness to our spending, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. You see, I am a major contributor to our consumeristic culture. I see something shiny and I think I have to have it. A friend jokes that she hates going shopping with me because I have to pick up and touch everything on the shelves (although I’ve eliminated that practice due to COVID!).  Like so many of us, I am easily persuaded by marketing tactics. Now that we so rarely spend cash, it feels like I can simply swipe a card, click a button, or use my fingerprint and suddenly I have a new…

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7 Tips to Help Working Moms Prioritize Our Health

Working moms need to prioritize our health. With many of us heading back to the office and yet another change to our routines is disrupting our lives, our overall wellbeing is suffering. Add balancing your job with motherhood — childcare, packing lunches, dishes, laundry, and more — it is critical that we make time for self-care and move our health to the top of our priority list. Many working moms avoid or even forget about self-care because they simply don’t have time for it. If this sounds familiar, stay tuned. These simple tips will allow you to put your health at the top of your to-do list without finding extra time for it. Why It’s Important for Working Moms to Prioritize Our Health Oftentimes, we…

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When is it Okay to Use Your Credit Card?

by Carol Strazinsky When is it okay to use your credit card? This is an important question to be asking ourselves. It can be tempting to purchase that designer handbag you’ve been fawning over, or even to pay for groceries when finances are a bit tight. However, when you are getting ready to swipe that card, take a step back and think about why you are making the purchase and whether it will benefit you and your financial wellness. So when does using your credit card makes sense and what pitfalls should you avoid? You’re strategically leveraging rewards. It’s perfectly possible to reap the benefits of cash back rewards without going into debt to earn them. How? Try using your credit card just for everyday purchases…

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