Continuing with last weeks’ topic of creating goals #goals I have created a downloadable tool to help you plan and brainstorm on paper. If you are a student, start with a small task and map out your plan for getting it done.  Once you get the hang of it, plan your next year.  Then five years, and so on. If you are a teacher, parent or mentor, share with your student(s).  Sit down …


This weekend, I had the opportunity to not only celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother and to be celebrated but I also took part in an amazing event that honored an amazing woman.  Her motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.”  As I prepare for my husband’s law school graduation and I look back on my own graduation from fellowship last year, there are many things that …

Budgeting…am I being punished?

While living life on a budget is not meant to be punishment, it absolutely does not allow for spur of the moment purchases and it simply doesn’t allow for purchases outside of your means, unless you are…well, cheating.  There will undoubtedly be things that you want, that exceed the recommended income percentage per category.  So what do you do? Take a look at Budget vs Wants PDF. My want purchases are …

Do you have an emergency fund?

  Mentor Monday is here!  We are continuing our talk about budgeting.  Geared toward high school and college students but applicable to everyone.  Take a look, join in the discussion, like our Facebook page, follow us on twitter, coming soon to Instagram.  Have a great week! Mentor Monday Budget Part 2 If you missed last week, read LIFT Budget Mentor Part 1 first.

Budget Mentor Part 1

Today we talk briefly about budgeting and walk you through a sample budget.  This may seem hard at first, but the benefits are worth it in the end.  Continue to follow each Monday as we break this budget thing down. LIFT Budget Mentor Part 1

Critical thinking, a way of life

This week’s #mentormonday is a double whammy. We are providing mentorship on a tool that will not only help you succeed in your education goals but also in life as well. Consider this scenario. A young technician is planning her day. On her schedule, she is to transport a woman to the MRI scanner but overhears another colleague talking about a device that the woman has implanted in (inside) her …


Scholarship Listings

Scholarships are an important source of education funding and even small scholarships add up.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Here is a link for scholarship listings from the Sac Cultural Hub scholarship directory And here is a link for a financial literacy challenge from Dave Ramsay- deadline April 25, 2016