Financial Expert and Life Coach Lauren Cobello, Profiled in Consumer Reports, Family Circle, Redbook and Oprah.com, Shares Budgeting Tips for the Holiday Seasons
As someone who once had more than $40,000 worth of debt, Debt Free Life Coach Lauren Cobello is the person who can give timely tips for keeping to a budget this holiday season. Lauren developed systems and strategies to work her way out of debt with proven strategies that have helped thousands of other busy families. It is all designed to take back control of budgets to have financial freedom. Lauren offers timely financial advice to help avoid any potential budget hurdles during the holiday shopping season. Whether shopping at usual stores, online, or at specialty shops the key is to have a budget plan and stick to it. Learn some easy hacks that will help make this holiday season happy and debt free.
UNIQUE GIFTS THAT FIT EVERY BUDGET
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GETTING THE BEST DEALS
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TIPS FOR MONITORING SPENDING
Download the Qube Money app which has reinvented how to think about how budgeting and how spending works. It is the best budgeting app to help plan any holiday spending. Within Qube, set up digital spending categories and with the Qube debit card anyone can spend directly from those categories, making it so easy to stick to the money plan for that month. To stretch those dollars this holiday, download Qube. For more information, visit qubemoney.com