Manage Working Tax Credits Shopping Worldwide Is At Your Fingertips, Even on a Budget

Saving money is important to many people. As someone who appreciates great fashion and yet has to work with the money you have available, you may run into an issue on a regular basis. You want to buy designer clothing, but you only have money to buy at a lower level of quality and style.There is an answer to your struggle, and that answer is designer consignment fashion. Most pieces are available at the quality you might have gotten by purchasing it brand new. However, the market value drops once the product has been purchased, allowing you to access the ideal designer goods at prices that are friendlier to your struggling bank account.Balancing Shopping Experience with LocalePeople who enjoy shopping designer consignment fashion may also run into issues if they live somewhere that this is not a common practice. There may not be any luxury consignment boutiques near your home. This requires planning and extra money to travel to somewhere that offers this type of shopping experience.

Travel can be fun. However, it can be costly and counter-productive. You may be shopping to show your sense of fashion and style to co-workers and management. However, taking time off of work so you can go somewhere with shopping that meets your level of style means you aren’t working, so you aren’t bringing in money. When you are spending more than you are bringing in, that makes the right clothing a non-issue.The answer to this is simple: use the internet to bring your designer consignment fashion to you. How is this possible? It turns out that luxury consignment boutiques have recognized the benefits of the internet. Boutiques worldwide have banded together to create a common marketplace for people who want to shop their inventory.Rejoice that the Market Has Come to YouWebsites now provide access to inventory at a boutique in another country, allowing you to shop for specific pieces or browse their inventory at your leisure and without a plane ride and difficult navigation of the country itself. This is helpful to you, cutting down on travel and money spent to reach an area with designer quality consignment fashion shopping. You can live and work where you choose and have greater access to luxury fashion and consignment shopping than ever before.

Shipping costs may be your only negative in this bright world of opportunity that has opened up. That can be factored against previous travel costs and money lost when not working, and you will probably still come out way ahead in terms of financial stability and budget standings.Ask yourself what you may be losing by shopping a marketplace that provides access to numerous boutiques in different countries, letting you see inventory as it comes in and not requiring extensive planning and travel from you. The answer is going to be very satisfying to your budget struggle and your fears or issues with traveling abroad to get designer consignment goods. Celebrate your good fortune and business acumen.

Bold Money Conversations That Can Change Your Life

I recently returned from Kendall SummerHawk’s Feminine Money Mastery event, where women from all around the globe (and a few cool guys as well) gathered to improve their relationship with money. One of the most interesting aspects of this conference for me was learning to identify where we need to have “courageous money conversations” in our lives. These conversations are the ones we often avoid, as they bring up all sorts of disempowering money beliefs. We discussed how to make these conversations a routine practice and give them a methodology so that they aren’t as daunting to embark upon.

Powerful conversations can follow a format that eases some of the tension. Follow these steps and engage in, rather than avoid, the money talks that change your life.

1. Take a moment before the conversation to breathe and set your intention for the way you want the discourse to go. Decide on the outcome you want ahead of time and be very clear in your own mind before the other person is present.

2. Be free from emotion and set the agenda with the other party. Inform them as to the reason for the discussion, the outcome you desire, and the discussion points you plan to cover.

3. Stop and listen. Make sure the other party has a chance to say their piece and that they know you hear them. Repeat back and summarize their ideas – whatever you can do to establish that you understand what they are saying.

4. Offer several options for resolving the situation in various ways, if at all possible.

Find agreement, even if it’s to go to another decision-maker, and detail the subsequent steps, including who will do what, by when. Be sure to close the conversation positively.

After returning home from the conference, I immediately put this methodology to use and had two such conversations. I have been breathing a sigh of relief ever since! While it is important to take on these conversations under any circumstances, if you are intent on making a career shift or growing your business, this is a skill that is especially helpful and will pull you forward dramatically.

When you avoid courageous money conversations, you can be inadvertently sabotaging your own success. For example, a mom was recently telling me about her daughter, who has a job she loves. She is appreciated by her employer, coworkers, and customers, and received a promotion four months ago. She has not, however, received a salary increase to go with the promotion. Instead of having the conversation that needs to be had about the salary increase, she decided to look for another job. Objectively, this seems ridiculous, but she is so averse to having the necessary salary conversation that she has created a story in her head about what this all means and is taking a somewhat misguided action in response. For her, she believes it may actually be easier to land a new position than to have a money conversation where she would be championing her value to the company.

Similar to this case, when I work with clients, I often see two primary challenges:

1. Putting a voice to owning their value, and believing it as well. Examples include stating their fees, saying no to a discounted fee, or negotiating their salary.

2. Speaking honestly about an issue that makes them feel vulnerable. For example, discussing business plans with a spouse or renegotiating a loan they are having trouble paying.

Of course, taking a stance for your money will feel awkward at first. However, once you get a few of these conversations under your belt, you will be looking ahead for the next one! It’s about building a muscle over time that will increase your power across the board. Don’t be afraid to jump in headfirst – I promise you will be glad you did.

Michelle is the CEO and founder of Limit Free Life®, a coaching and personal development company designed to help clients discover and transition into careers or business ventures that satisfy their souls. As a former CPA, business consultant and now a certified business coach,she combines a strong background in finance and transition management with an intuitive coaching style.