All posts by: Diane

  • Dream big and start living the life you really want.

3 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Dream Big

Dream big first, then plan. I have a confession to make. For most of my adult life, actually, no… For ALL my adult life, I’ve hated work. Yes, I know, hate is a very strong word but it’s entirely appropriate...
  • The to-do list. Love it or hate it, it's a fantastic way to keep your day on track. Take it a step further by adding these must-have lists...

5 Powerful Lists for Your To-Do List

The to-do list. Love it or hate it, it’s a fantastic way of keeping yourself on the right track. A to-do list is your step-by-step instruction for reaching your goals whether it’s making sure all the household chores are done...

7 Easy Ways to Save Cash for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holiday season is almost upon us. Only 10 weeks to go! Have you got a plan for surviving the holidays yet? Every year, around this time, I start planning in earnest so the whole holiday season is as organised...
  • Start Saving: Take control, stop making excuses and start saving money, today. Your future depends on it! The top 11 financial excuses we love to make...

11 Excuses to Stop Making So You Can Start Saving

Start saving more money today by dealing with the financial excuses you tell yourself. Saving money for retirement or anything else can seem like hard work and it’s true, you need discipline and motivation to make it happen. But, the...
  • Minimize the risk of your financial information falling into the wrong hands. Here are seven clever ways to keep your information and your money safe...

7 Clever Ways to Safeguard Your Financial Information

Safeguarding your personal financial information is more important than ever. Every day we hear about new risks and new ways our personal financial information can be compromised. So, more than ever we all need to know the basic ways to...
  • Your long term success depends on changing your mindset from the one that got you into debt, to the best mindset to keep you out of it once and for all...

How to Build the Best Mindset to Pay Off Your Debts

Finding the best mindset to challenge your spending and your debt can take a bit of effort but it’s definitely worth it. Living in a society where credit is easy to get and we’re encouraged to buy more to be more…...
  • three simple ways to stay positive on a tight budget

3 Simple Ways to Stay Positive on a Tight Budget

A tight budget and single parenting go pretty much hand in hand. At least in my experience they do. But, that’s probably true of any household that lives on a single wage. It’s easy to start feeling down about yourself,...

Blog Income Report – July 2016

Welcome to the latest blog traffic and income report for Smart Money, Simple Life; where you’ll learn about my efforts to create a semi-passive income via a self-hosted blog. Whether you’re old or young, blogging is a great way to build a side...
  • shopping around for savings on regular payments

Shopping Around For Savings on Regular Payments

All of us spend money every day. This doesn’t mean that you actually pull cash out of your wallet or swipe a card. We’re talking about purchases that ooze out of your bank account all the time. These are the...
  • What if money was no object? What would you do? What COULD you do? Can you live the life you want and still pay the bills? Yes!

What Could You Do if Money was No Object?

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if money was no object? What would you do? What could you do? When was the last time you asked yourself those questions? Sometimes, there’s an event or a sudden...