Author Archives: Sarah Milton

Conscious vs. Unconscious Spending

“Every day brings more choices.” – Martha Beck Each week, I try to find an “aha-moment”. The aha-moment is a lightbulb moment; something that makes you think and opens your mind to a new perspective or a new way of doing things. Sometimes my aha-moment is connected to fitness, sometimes to personal growth, sometimes to finances.

Three Lifestyle Investments for success

“The only lasting investment, is an investment in yourself.” – Jeffrey Benjamin When it comes to financial planning, one of the challenges is stepping back far enough to be able to see the big picture. Logically, we know that building wealth is a numbers game and so we tend to direct most of our focus on

Tracking Expenses – The Paycheque Planner

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” – Albert Einstein If you’ve read my posts before, you might have picked up on the fact that I really don’t like the word, “budget”. There’s something about it that conjures up a sense of restriction and limitation in my brain that just doesn’t

Four Financial Numbers You Really Need To Know

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” – Ann Voskamp One of the many things I love about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to sit down with a wide variety of people to discuss their financial goals and answer questions they might have. One thing that I notice during these meetings

Making the 1% Difference

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill A few weeks ago, in my “Making Success a Habit” post, I listed, “Find Your 1%” as one of the strategies. This idea, that making multiple small changes could create a surprisingly big difference, came from an article I read