—Topic: Working toward big, house-sized goals
Are you worming towards a massive goal? How are your finances helping (or hurting) the realization of that dream?
Bethany and Ellie start the show talking about their future goals and (house) dreams. Ellie wants to eventually downsize their home and move to another state, because California is expensive. Bethany discusses how difficult living in So Cal can be and how she and friends from the Personal Finance community want to make a tiny house community. Ellie points out that major events can help hasten dreams.
Brandy Baxter, founder of Live Abundantly and author of The Three Little Divas™ Reach Your Money Goals in 3 Steps Before You Huff and Puff and Blow Your Next Paycheck Away joins the conversation giving practical steps to work towards those big-sized goals. She talks about Grandma Diva, a character in her book that is a person that everyone looks to for wisdom and Grandma Diva believe everyone deserves to buy a house. She explained how Grandma Diva believed owning a home is a legacy and a place of comfort and stability. There is a major emotional aspect associated to that dream of owning a home.
Brandi walks through an activity she created where she uses the example of a house and how it can be used as the next step in reaching goals. For the entire worksheet, look in the resource link below.
Brandy is the Owner of Living Abundantly where she coaches families to shift their mindset and bring future goals into present reality. Brandy is a dynamic and engaging speaker who leaves audiences energized and motivated. As a Facilitator, she leads groups through various courses that challenge them to take ownership of their money, their mind, and their mission in life. When she is training a group, she knows how to take the technical and make it understandable.
Brandy is an Accredited Financial Counselor®, a Financial Fitness Coach®, has a B.A. in Communication, a M.S. in Management, is a Certified Executive Coach, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership.
She is the author of the book, The Three Little Divas™ Reach Your Money Goals in 3 Steps Before You Huff and Puff and Blow Your Next Paycheck Away, the first book in a series about three women and their money habits. The book has made an impact on women of all ages, from school aged to retirement.
In addition to serving her community by providing financial education, Brandy is very involved in her local veteran and military community. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a spouse of an Air Force veteran, and strives to be a servant leader in her community.