This week for our Gettin' Nosy interview, I'm chatting with Paige from Healthy Hits the Spot!
BTW-- want to catch up on old posts in this series?
- Jamie from The Jar Half Full
- Addison from Chocolate & Chaturangas
- Karen from The Mile Report
- Melissa from Mel's Miles
- Courtney from Redefining Athlete
- Cheri from Overactive Blogger
- Chelsea from the New Wifestyle
- Hollie from Fueled by LOLZ
I am super excited to interview Paige from Healthy Hits the Spot today. Paige is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and blogs about strategies and tips to help women get healthy without counting calories or resorting to diets. I LOVE her perspective on health because she's all about only eating things that truly make you happy... mostly because it sounds a lot like my philosophy on only buying things that truly make you happy! ;)
She also offers one-on-one Health Coaching and just launched a new program called Finally Free, a virtual, self-paced guide to pleasurable weight loss, a renewed relationship to food, self-love, & lasting body freedom. The program is open until March 31, so you should totally check it out ASAP! (right after you read her interview here, of course!!)
1. I LOVE learning tips & tricks that can help me to save more money. What is the best financial tip you’ve ever heard?
Creating a comfortable budget. Which means, create a budget that is minimal, and comfortable for you. As you start to make more money, stay within your comfortable budget instead of making more and spending more. This is when saving really gets fun! I am all about experiences > things, & there are SO many fun, free things that you can do!
2. What is your proudest financial moment?
For sure paying off my new Prius really early! This felt SO good!
3. Prioritizing your spending so that you spend money on things that truly make you happy is something that I think is SO important. What are some things that make you ridiculously happy and you feel zero guilt spending money on?
Oh my. I love this question! The things that truly bring me joy are: fancy coffee that is high quality and tastes amazing & a cute, new coffee mug that makes me feel happy every time I see it. Also, I think going out to eat/on coffee dates is SO fun, so I don't feel guilty about spending money there either (within our budget). I also LOVE vacations. Vacations are SO worth it. They give me memories, help me to feel refreshed, fulfilled, and feed my soul.
4. On the flip side, what things do you try NOT to spend money on?
Hmm... I'd have to say clothes? I always remember that things only feel new for a moment, and then they just feel like everything else you own. I have a "fun budget" each month, that rolls over each time I don't spend all of it. So, within this budget, I allow myself to have fun and buy clothes if I'd like. But, mostly, I just experiment with creating new, fun outfits with what I already own & I try to repeatedly wear everything in my closet once before wearing something twice. Whatever I don't wear each time, I donate to keep my closest more minimal & fresh.
5. I’m big on setting financial goals. I think it’s hard to progress in our financial life if we aren’t really sure what we’re working towards. What are your current financial goals?
The amount of income I'd like to make is private, but I definitely set a goal that feels good and also is a challenge. It motivates me. I am most motivated by the amount of women that I'd like to help. So, I usually think things like "this year, I'd like to help 100 new women with my Health Coaching." My Husband and I always save at least 10% of our income, & usually more. So in that sense, we have a financial goal of saving. We also have goals of being simplistic, and setting up savings that will allow us to have major flexibility. We would LOVE to buy a trailer and travel for a while!
Thank you so much, Paige, for letting me interview you!!
Now everyone should go check out her blog and the Finally Free program, and get a copy of her FREE 30 Days to Loving Yourself calendar on her blog :) Also, you can keep up with her on Instagram and Facebook! :)
Have you ever done a 'closet challenge' like Paige talked about, where you have to wear everything once before you can wear something again?
I have not but I think that's something I should probably try! I definitely have a few favorite items and barely wear anything else... oops :)