Money Problems, Marriage Solutions – Book Review

Life has been so crazy busy lately, but I’ve been trying to read more. I recently read Money Problems, Marriage Solutions by Chuck and Ann Bentley, through a blogging program I’m a part of.

I absolutely loved the cover. I mean, look at it?!! What a cool way to illustrate a married couple handling their money, a blue and pink piggy bank. So cute.

This book was good, but It really focused a lot on uniting your marriage first, and aligning your finances through that. Which is good, but I really wish there’d been more on money management and tips for solving those.

Although I did enjoy where they spoke about saving an emergency fund for 15 months, rather than 3-6 months. That seemed smart to me. Another tip I really loved was that they would match however much their children saved. So that would definitely encourage them to save, which is a really good thing.

But, this would be a wonderful book for newlyweds or engaged couples to read. I would definitely read their other books, but was expecting more on solving money problems.


Are You Ready For An Awesome Book Club?

health, book club, am reading, Creating A Fit Life, Devin Joubert, Berglund

Ever longed for a tightly knit group of friends who love discussing books? And chatting about things that can improve your lifestyle? Like healthy ways to eat better or how to get more steps in a day, while working a desk job?

If so, you are in the right place. Because this March, we will be having a book club focusing on Creating A Fit Life – A Woman’s Guide To Being A Fit Creative In An Unfit World. It will be held on my Facebook page (and Instagram Live), where I will do a Facebook (& Insta) Live video for each section.

Here is the link to where all the action is going to happen!

If you want to join on Instagram, go here.

Goody Bag and Buy Book Special

If you buy the book, Creating A Fit Life – A Woman’s Guide To Being A Fit Creative In An Unfit World, on Amazon then send me an email to devinberglund(at)live(dot)com (with CAFL Book Club in the Subject Line. This is very important!), with your email receipt to receive the book goody bag that’ll help you reach your creative and fitness goals this month.

Your Goody Bag Includes

Everyone loves a goody bag filled with fun stuff, right?

This is what is included in your goody bag:

  • Coloring sheets (Worth $30)
  • 3 printable motivational art pieces (worth $20 each)
  • Creative Reader To Inspire You To Live An Inspired Life Daily (Worth $25)
  • Video (Worth $30)
    = $105 total

That means you’ll actually get $105 worth of awesome goodies to help you on this create a fit lifestyle journey. And all for the price of the book.

Book Club Schedule

The book club will be held at 12:10pm central time and will run for 10-15 mins.

Monday, March 6th – Topic: Choose Yourself (Chapter 1 + 2)

Wednesday, March 8th – Topic:  A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Chapter 3)

Friday, March 10th – Topic: What About Those Naggy Thoughts? (Chapter 4)

Monday, March 13th – Topic: When People Disappoint (Chapter 5)

Wednesday, March 15th – Topic: Things That Can Hurt Your Confidence (Chapter 6)

Friday, March 17th – Topic: I Have Confidence (Chapter 7)

Monday, March 20th – Topic: A Great Place To Begin (Chapter 8)

Wednesday, March 22nd – Topic: Everyone Needs to Eat (Chapter 9)

Friday, March 24th – Topic: Fitness and Happiness at a 9–5 (Chapter 10 +11)

Monday, March 27th – Topic: Relaxation and Meditation at Work (Chapter 12)

Wednesday, March 29th – Topic: For When You Are Sick (or Just Tired) (Chapter 13)

Friday, March 31st – Topic: The Triple R (Chapter 14)

Itinerary Of Each Book Club Session

We will meet around the noon hour and I will read a section from the book. And then will give an action step for the day.

I really look forward to having you join us. Be sure to join the fun!

5 Ways Reading Your Work Will Make You Grow as a Writer

reading, my writing process, writing process, writer, Devin Berglund

I get nervous before reading or speaking aloud.

But, who doesn’t? Right?

When I was recently at a writing workshop I read my work aloud to about 15 other people. I got nervous. Butterflies appeared in my stomach and I felt shaky. If you know me personally, you probably wouldn’t think I would get nervous.

But, my thoughts were all over the place:

Why am I feeling this way?

Will they like my writing? I hope they do!

What if they don’t? 

Have you ever found yourself wondering about these same questions? If so, read on to find out 5 ways reading your work will make you grow as a writer. Honestly, I think every writer is afraid of people not liking their work. It’s normal. But, don’t let fear stop you from living or reaching your dreams. (click to tweet)
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Katie Cross – Miss Mabel’s School For Girls

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 12.24.15 PMNote from Devin’s Desk: Please welcome my friend, Katie Cross to the blog! Her new book is coming out tomorrow!! How exciting!??? Let’s give her a warm and big welcome!!

For me, writing a book involved a lot of staring at a computer screen, erasing text, pulling my hair out, and Pinterest.

Oh, yes. You heard right. Pinterest.

The power of Pinterest comes from the images. I always find photos that I want to remember and have access to, so I pin them to a board for later reference. So, I thought to myself, Hey, I’m releasing my first book, Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. Why don’t I give the readers something to look at in anticipation of the book?

So instead of a boring interview where I talk about how great I am, I’m here today to take you on a visual tour to give you a few ideas of what you can expect to find in this exciting new YA fantasy novel, Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

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