Why Quitting My Job Was The Best Decision I Ever Made!

Whitney Sparks "A Fearless Heart"

Some of you may know and some of you may not know that I quit my job this week.  Shocking!?  I am starting my own business as a financial coach – helping others save money, defeat debt, and learn how to budget.  * Disclaimer:  Before reading this, please do not think that I am trying to persuade you to go … Read More

When I Grow Up, I Want to Live off the Government!

The other day I was sitting down to supper with a good friend of mine and we were discussing some hot topics at school.  During one of our lengthy discussions (we are women!) we started talking about kids and the things they say.  She told me something that one of our students said that I will never forget. GOVERNMENT VS. … Read More

Inspiration from the Heart – No. 3

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains great understanding.”             Proverbs 3:13 Are you happy?  Do you feel content in the way that you are living your life?  This verse does a great job of telling us how to find our true happiness.  This verse could be misleading if you think that you are finding wisdom … Read More

Do You Wish to Start off This Marriage in Debt? – “I Do.”

Have you ever been to a wedding ceremony and heard these words pronounced?  I have attended  many weddings, but have never heard anyone utter these particular words.  If I were asked this question then I probably still would’ve  said “I DO!”.    I am HIGHLY hard-headed (a lot like my father).  I would like for you to know that I was … Read More

Five Quick & Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

Whitney Sparks Finance Coach

So now that you already know what an emergency fund is and the purpose it serves, you are probably wondering how you can build up this fund quickly.  Good question.  I know just the answer.  The reason I know the answer so well is because we have had many instances where we had a nice emergency fund set aside and … Read More