An Easy New Year’s Resolution to Cross Off the List

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How are you guys doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? Good? Bad? Undecided?

Yes, I realize it’s early but not that early! New Year’s is six weeks away and I am trying to wrap my head around that one. Wasn’t it just summer? Didn’t we JUST have our annual New Year’s Eve bash with our best buds only weeks ago? Well.. no. It was six weeks under a YEAR ago!? I’m not sure I ever used make them, or make them and keep them, because it seems so wide and untethered to me. It’s almost like it’s something I can’t quite touch. I like to believe I always meet life goals head-on. I want to be active consistently, and I nearly pulled that off for a full two years. (summer’s humidity gets me)

I have also made great career moves.

One thing I love is to make specific goals – smaller resolutions. Do I stick to them? You bet I do! It’s not easy, but I’m an all or nothing person. When my mind is set, I want to soar. There are different parts of my life, and when it comes to finances, that’s where I really want to make improvements! I love to make small resolutions – but with the big picture fully in focus.

This year I resolve, as I always do, to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, connect better with my loved ones, AND, for the drumroll – handle my 401K like a real champ! How do I plan to do that? Well I just found out about Blooom. Are you familiar with them? They are a low cost ($10 per month) financial advice solution that leverages technology to manage people’s 401k’s – lowering the barrier to financial advice. Blooom is simple, smart, affordable help for your 401K.

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Blooom says they can give peace of mind when it comes to your 401K. Without worrying about your 401K, what would you do with that time? For me, I would spend time reading, running, going out to eat, taking pictures, and all around spending time with my kids for hours on end.

Blooom is a start-up right out of Kansas City by retirement experts who were tired of managing money for millionaires. They believe everyone deserves the right to retire. And at only $10 a month, it’s less expensive than hiring a financial planner. It was founded on the belief that professional 401K help should be smart, simple and available to all Americans.

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What would you do with that free time spent not worrying?

5 Ways My Daughter Expresses Her Individuality

This post is a collaboration with FabKids. All thoughts and opinions are proudly my own.

I love the way my daughter expresses her individuality, starting with amazing fashions and boots from FabKids. Which pair is your favorite? #ad #BootsHerWay

From the time my daughter was a very little girl, I have found her to be bold, expressive and inventive.

She’s eight-years-old now and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t worry she’d lose all or any of the things that make her so unique. I didn’t know she’d be this cool! She loves reading and science fiction. She wants to be a scientist or teacher, or both. I love the eclectic clothes she pairs together, and the signature ways she expresses emotions. She loves running, student leadership, and dance fitness class. She does things in her own fabulous, special ways. And when I find a brand that aligns with my kid, it makes me SUPER happy. That’s how I discovered our love for FabKids. They have a boot for every girl.

From trendy fashionistas to sporty soccer stars – or like my kid – somewhere in between.

Here are 5 ways Scarlet expresses her individuality:

1 – She picks out her favorite clothes that make her feel comfortable, confident, and pretty. I love that she tends to wear clothes that make her feel her very best. Whether she feels like dressing like a cowgirl one day, a fashionista the next, and a sports star the very next day, it’s been empowering to let her develop her own sense of style. FabKids has us covered.

This brand is built by moms and for moms.

2 – She doesn’t forget the shoes! My girls is a boots girl. I LOVE the two pairs she picked out from FabKids. They’re unique in their own ways, and comfortable too. I let her choose the boots that catch her eye! For a limited time they’re starting at $19.95, and now your girl can wear #BootsHerWay! Let’s talk more about them. They’re durable – meant to withstand the stress of the playground. FabKids boots are expertly designed to last and since they will inevitably be outgrown or past the season, you can get them from $19.95. They’re easy to wear – not fussy at all – with easy on and off zippers and closures. Lastly, they’re in style! The FabKids team looks at what’s trending in boots and scales it down for your mini-me.

They have on-trend fringe booties and plush and cozy fuzzies.

3 – Scarlet ignores the pressure to wear what other people are wearing. I am aware that may change, but for now, she so knows what she likes. And that makes her look even better in everything she chooses, because it’s worn with love.

4 – Scarlet dedicates her spare time to hobbies. Whether it’s art, reading, writing, or sports, she has her own unique style of living, loving, and wearing. I think she radiates happiness and comfort from within.

5 – Scarlet surrounds herself with loving and accepting people. Sometimes it’s as simple as that to feel fabulous!

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So, what pair will you get for your daughter?