The Balanced FI podcast is all about practical, real-world ways to pay off debt, save money, and balance life with financial goals. Each week your host, RaLea, dives into a family finance topic that will improve your life: the steps to financial security, debt payoff methods, easy ways to save money on everyday expenses, and more... all with a dose of intentional living, a dash of minimalism & a splash of the realities of parenting a child with disabilities.
42. How to Make the 52 Week Savings Challenge Work for You
In this week's episode, we are discussing what a 52-Week Savings Challenge is, how to complete it, and what to do with all the money you save. You can also download one of four different challenge trackers to keep you motivated throughout the process.
41. The Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Moms of Young Kids
In this week's episode, we are discussing the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who are in the trenches of raising young kids. The first few years of a child’s life are so hectic and so involved, which makes it even more important to acknowledge and ease the mom’s burden.
Listen in for my top 5 gifts for Mother’s Day for moms of young kids!
40. How to Start a Virtual Bookkeeping Business
In this week's episode, we are discussing how to start a virtual bookkeeping business.
Starting a virtual bookkeeping business is a great side hustle or small business IF you know what you’re doing.
Setup costs are low, there’s a low barrier to entry, and training is readily available. A virtual business easily crosses state lines and time zones, so you can work when you want to.
39. Investing Terms 101
In this week's episode, we are discussing basic investing terms: types of retirement accounts, types of investments, and ways to buy investments. Don’t worry, I kept everything light & high level, so it’s not super boring.
These are things you should know though, especially as you begin investing or if you want to get serious about your financial future.
38. The 20 Best Money-Saving Life Hacks
In this week's episode, we are discussing 20 different ways to save money in your everyday life. Nothing earth-shattering, but super helpful and possibly life-changing.
Planning for your money, conserving, meal planning, and more… little changes can lead to big improvements in your finances.
37. Quick Tips for a Frugal Wedding
In this week's episode, we are discussing tips & tricks for saving thousands on your wedding, such as:
- Skip the planner but ask for help
- Keep the guest list small
- DIY all the things
- Shop around for clothing and an officiant
- Consider alternatives to a traditional wedding
I’m even sharing what I did to save money when I got married as a broke college student.
So easy to follow!
A super easy listen is simple, doable steps to follow!