Common Cents by Earn Spend Live

Common Cents: A Budget Workbook

by Earn Spend Live.

Publisher: link.

Goodreads: link.

|| Book Depository ||  Amazon  ||  Booktopia  ||


Blurb: Make the daunting task of managing your personal finances approachable with Common Cents!

Money makes the world go ‘round, but it doesn’t have to make your head spin! This budgeting workbook is packed with easy-to-use worksheets, money-saving tips, advice from financial experts, and prompts to help you set (and achieve) realistic financial goals. Customisable monthly budgets let you record and manage your expenses by category, as well as see the big-picture impact of day-to-day decisions. But setting up a good budget isn’t just about tracking daily spending; it’s about long-term financial health—so Common Cents will also help you start saving, building up an emergency fund, paying off your debts, and learning how to invest in your future.

This financial workbook includes:

• Non-boring breakdowns of financial basics

• Budgeting, purchase-planning, and goal-setting worksheets

• Step-by-step guides to getting out of debt and building your savings

• Tips that will help keep you right on track

Common Cents is designed to help organise your financial life—you’ll learn how to make money work for you.


Release Date: 1st January, 2019.

Length: 188 pages.

Series: The Totally Approachable, Not-Scary Guides.

Genre: Self Help. Personal Finance. Non-fiction.

Read as an: eBook.

Sourced: NetGalley.


My Thoughts: Common Cents is a brilliantly simple budget book aimed towards the young adult and ‘new’ adult market. What separates Common Cents from other personal finance and budgeting books is the language and forgiving nature of the content. As someone who has read widely within the personal finance genre, Common Cents is a welcome breath of fresh air.

Continue reading “Common Cents by Earn Spend Live”

You Goal, Girl by Earn Spend Live

yougoalgirl_coverYou Goal, Girl: A Goal-Setting Workbook

by Earn Spend Live.

Publisher: link.

Goodreads: link.

|| Book Depository ||  Amazon  ||  Booktopia  ||


Blurb: Get your personal and career goals in shape with You Goal, Girl!

There’s no better feeling than when you complete a task and get to check it off your to-do list, right? This goal-setting workbook combines that feeling of productivity with the motivation you need to actually get stuff done. You Goal, Girl is a personal tool kit for making your goals a reality.

With this guided workbook, you will design your own goals and break them down into small, actionable steps. Because it’s not enough to simply write down your goals and call it a day, prompts, tips, and worksheets help to determine and then track your goal’s progress every step of the way, in addition to providing plenty of space to capture doodles, notes, and brainstorms. Included in this action-oriented workbook are:

  • Habit-tracking and reflection pages to measure progress
  • Gratitude logs to stay positive
  • Daily and weekly prompts to help you self-assess

You Goal, Girl is designed to help plan, track, and achieve your most important goals– because you absolutely deserve the life you want, you just have to put in the work!


Release Date: 11th December, 2018.

Length: 188 pages.

Series: The Totally Approachable, Not-Scary Guides.

Genre: Self Help. Non-Fiction.

Read as an: eBook.

Sourced: NetGalley.


My Thoughts: You Goal, Girl is a really great motivational and inspirational workbook. Set out as a resource to (potentially) last a year, You Goal, Girl, encourages readers to define goals, set plans, maintain your progress, and re-evaluate. What sets this book aside from others of the self-help market is the engaging and approachable way in which the book is written.

Continue reading “You Goal, Girl by Earn Spend Live”

Comfort Zone Blogger Challenge

Hi Everyone,

During the time that I have been blogging, I have participated in a few challenges that I’ve set up for myself. My previous posts concerning my self-created Book Bingo card, were some of the funner and more rewarding posts that I have created. With this in mind I created the Comfort Zone Challenge.

What is this challenge I hear you ask?

I designed the Comfort Zone Challenge to give me that little push outside of my comfort zone. A lot of things in life change and often when we push ourselves we can be surprised by the results. With this in mind, the Comfort Zone Challenge allows me to identify aspects of my life that I dislike or that make you uncomfortable, and then face them head on.

By confronting your fears and experiencing them across a variety of medias, you can give yourself the opportunity to grow as a person…or reaffirm your hatred of something.

The Comfort Zone Challenge, is that for each month over the next six, I get to pick something that I don’t really like and pick a way in which I will interact with it. When I select an ‘uncomfort’ I can choose to interact with this through either a film, music, television show, book, activity, or something of my own selection.

For example, I really dislike zombies so I could potentially challenge myself to watch a well received zombie TV show like The Walking Dead.

The idea behind this, is that by challenging myself to engage in something I tend to avoid, I expose myself to something that may challenge my perspective and opinion. By watching The Walking Dead, I may discover that I do enjoy the show and that I can handle the otherwise horror inducing zombies.

The trade off with this challenge is that, despite stepping outside of my comfort zone, I may still dislike and recoil in horror at the sight of running zombies. If I find that I really cannot handle something, then I do get one free pass, where I can chicken out.

By confronting your fears and experiencing them across a variety of medias, you can give yourself the opportunity to grow as a person…or reaffirm your hatred of something. My hope, however, is that  maybe over the years, I have matured and end up enjoying some of the things that I previously disliked.


If you find yourself enthralled by my challenge, then you are more than welcome to participate. All I ask is that you acknowledge my blog and that you link back to my site. If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate ask and leave a comment below.

Comfort Zone Challenge


Have your say