Hey, I’m Alexis!
And let me tell you, I am beyond thrilled to be here, ready to help you conquer your money struggles once and for all!
I totally get it because I’ve been there too. As a married work-at-home mom of three lively boys, I know firsthand the challenges of juggling finances while trying to create a fulfilling life. But guess what? We’ve made it! We own our dream house in our favorite small town, have built a solid savings, and no longer live paycheck to paycheck. We’re truly living our best lives!
But let me take you back to where it all began for us. Picture this: It was 2013, my husband and I were young, married college students, and life was tough. We were squeezing ourselves into a tiny two-bedroom apartment, barely making ends meet. My husband worked two full-time jobs and even did military reserves every month, all to support us and put me through school. The stress was overwhelming, and it took a toll on our relationship and well-being.
Fast forward to 2015, and things had improved, but we still hadn’t found that financial peace we desperately craved. We were carrying debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and dreaming of expanding our family. We knew we had to make a change, and that’s when the journey to conquer our money struggles truly began.
The Search for a Solution
I scoured the internet, trying every budgeting tool and system out there, but nothing seemed to work for us. We were bombarded by gurus preaching about putting $1,000 in savings and cutting out all the extras to pay off debt fast. It sounded fantastic in theory, but it just didn’t align with our reality.
Were we supposed to sacrifice all the fun and meaningful things in life and subsist on rice and beans indefinitely? Sure, that may work if you can pay off your debt within a couple of years, but for us, it was looking like a 7 to 10-year journey. I couldn’t bear the thought of putting our lives on hold for that long. We needed a better way, a realistic approach that would still allow us to live a fulfilling life while tackling our financial goals.
The Turning Point
And that’s when I stumbled upon You Need A Budget (YNAB). Their money management methods and software transformed our lives. Finally, we had a practical plan in place that allowed us to set achievable goals and still enjoy the present. No more overwhelming baby steps or empty promises. Just solid, down-to-earth money management strategies that any normal person (including you!) can embrace.
And that, my friend, is precisely what my budget coaching is all about.
I want you to know that not everyone can throw everything they have towards debt payoff plans or rapidly accumulate savings. Not everyone can take on multiple jobs to get ahead. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay! I’m not here to teach you how to become a millionaire overnight or create a lavish lifestyle. My mission is to empower you to take control of your finances so you can live a comfortable, normal life right now.
You don’t need to put your life on hold or sell all your belongings. We’ll work together to strike that balance between financial responsibility and enjoying the present. Yes, we’ll focus on paying off debt and securing your financial future, but never at the expense of your mental and physical well-being.
A Comfortable Life
So, let’s talk about what a comfortable life actually looks like.
One autumn, as my boys and I went shopping for new winter coats, something incredible happened. We picked out the coats they liked and grabbed a few other things along the way. We made our way to the checkout counter, paid for our purchases, and headed home. It was later, when my husband asked about the cost of the coats, that I realized something amazing. I hadn’t even looked at the price tags during our shopping trip. Not once did I ask myself, “Can we afford this?” I had the confidence that we had the money to cover it all.
And in that moment, it hit me. We had achieved our goal.
Now, let me be clear. We’re not swimming in wealth, and we certainly didn’t find some secret hack to unlock the system. No, what we discovered was how to create a comfortable life within our means. And let me tell you, that feeling is absolutely life-changing.
Your Path To Transformation Starts Here!
So, my friend, are you ready to experience the incredible transformation that comes with taking control of your finances? If you’re tired of the money stress and yearn for a life where you can confidently navigate your financial journey, then let’s do this together. Take that leap, and let’s embark on this empowering adventure toward a brighter, more secure future. Trust me, you won’t regret it!