Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle

08 Dec 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Dine Out or Cook at Home?

Our culture values time and money over health and wellness. Do you?

So we want to save money and spend less on “everything” including food. Unfortunately we assume that eating healthy foods is more time consuming and more expensive. In many cases it is. Several years ago I lived alone and traveled a lot. I was sure that I could save money by dining out because I wasted so many groceries. At that time I was eating a lot of fast food, maybe 5-7 times per week or more.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 3
02 Dec 2009

Tree of Hope Lighting Tonight

Want some peace, love, community, hope, and refreshments in SF this early evening? Join me tonight to celebrate what this site celebrates: experiences, people, and community! I’ll be at San Francisco City Hall from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for the lighting of the Tree of Hope, a global holiday

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 0
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
01 Dec 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: The Cheapest Haircut in the World

A week ago I woke up one day and said, “I NEED A HAIRCUT!” I thought about calling one of the last two people who cut my hair, and I thought, “I don’t want to spend the money,” “I am going to be traveling and pulling my hair back, why should I pay to get a nice haircut,” “They won’t be available this afternoon which is when I need the haircut,” etc.

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24 Nov 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: Where is my money going?

Do you know where your money is going?

Before you start to think about creating a spending plan, debt payment plan, and/or savings plan it is critical to know where your money is currently going. It is hard to look at it sometimes, and most people are surprised to see how much they spend in certain areas.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
17 Nov 2009

Broke Ass Financial Coaching: “Broke Back” No Insurance

“Coach Sizzle, I hurt my back and I don’t have health insurance, and I know you hurt your back too, what should I do? – S”

What causes lower back pain?

According to Louise Hay, author of You can heal your life, one cause of lower back pain is “financial insecurity.” Over 80% of Americans will deal with lower back pain at some point in our lives. Read more about the causes of lower back pain.

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 2
10 Nov 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: The Truth About Credit Cards

“I have some store credit cards and one ‘regular’ credit card, should I get an Amex so that I can get points?” -Sam

It has been well established that we spend more money when we use a credit card versus a debit card, approximately 12% to 30% more, depending on the source. So just keep this in mind that you may spend more and therefore really pay for those points or miles. If you are not sure whether you would be disciplined or not, don’t do it, and avoid the headaches….

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
03 Nov 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: is Splitting 50/50 Fair?

“How do you handle finances in a relationship between two people with totally different incomes?” -Chirabo

Betsy Crouch - Coach $izzle 1
27 Oct 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Money and ____ don’t mix

I get a lot of questions about money and relationships from clients. Should I ask so and so for a personal loan? Blahbidy blah roommate is weird about splitting bills what should I do? My boyfriend wants to get a motorcycle and he has really bad credit, should I co-sign for him, or get the bike in my name? My friend so and so and I don’t talk anymore because of an argument with money, how do I prevent that from happening again?

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