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Editing my Closet

One day I was scrolling though Instagram and stumbled across an amazing personal stylist, The Chic Next Door. Every service related to clothes – she covers! The owner, brand, and overall feel drew me in. I needed to know more on how to make my closet work for me through editing, organizing, and pre-made look books. … More

How to Financially Plan for a Large Trip

Last week, I discussed how to make an annual budget that works for you. Within that, you will find that I like to set up sinking funds prior to a large trip (>$500). This post highlights how to financially plan for that trip, whether for personal or small business purposes. This thought process can be… More

Six Things We Learned from Our First Year of Marriage

John and I kicked 2020 off with a bang – our wedding. We did not know that our every day life was going to change so much, starting with COVID-19. We sat down and talked about our first year of marriage and how we made it through all the craziness. Six main things stuck out… More

How to Set and Maintain Annual Goals, Pt. 1

ANNUAL GOALS… The buzz is going around this time of year (December). I’ve struggled with setting annual goals in the past, so I set some time aside to analyze my process, both past and present, and create a final outline that both personal and small businesses could start with and grow from in the coming… More

Birth Budgeting Series: Postpartum

The Birth Budgeting Series was inspired by both The Doula Nurse and Functun’s audience: people focused on their goals and budget. One goal many people share is to become a parent. Even though we may be told we will never be prepared for children, we can be knowledgeable of the finances involved with having children. This series… More

Birth Budgeting Series: Birth

The Birth Budgeting Series was inspired by both The Doula Nurse and Functun’s audience: people focused on their goals and budget. One goal many people share is to become a parent. Even though we may be told we will never be prepared for children, we can be knowledgeable of the finances involved with having children. This series… More

Birth Budgeting Series: Prenatal

The Birth Budgeting Series was inspired by both The Doula Nurse and Functun’s audience: people focused on their goals and budget. One goal many people share is to become a parent. Even though we may be told we will never be prepared for children, we can be knowledgeable of the finances involved with having children. This series… More

Birth Budgeting Series: Introduction

The Birth Budgeting Series was inspired by both The Doula Nurse and Functun’s audience: people focused on their goals and budget. One goal many people share is to become a parent. Even though we may be told we will never be prepared for children, we can be knowledgeable of the finances involved with having children. This series explores key areas during the prenatal, birth, and postpartum phases that one would want to be aware of and decide if it needs to be included in their personal budget. It will… More

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The Financial Weight of Christmas Shopping and How to Combat

As we creep toward Thanksgiving, one can’t help but think about holiday sales (on top of food of course!). What sale will grab your attention first? There are plenty local and online options to pick from, but before you make your decision, I want to present you with some eye opening Christmas shopping statistics and… More

Finding My Voice During the 2020 Presidential Election

Yesterday, #HERSTORY WAS MADE. A woman has finally entered into one of the top two highest political statures in the United States as Vice President!!! After Kamala Harris finished her first national address, I knew I found my political voice. I want to start off saying I am proud of all women who voted regardless… More

Welcome to Functun

Why? Why did I create Functun? Being an engineer, I am always looking for ways to improve standard procedures and processes and knew I had room to improve my personal and small business budget and tasks. I’ve learned I can’t do it all but can’t always commit to forever with a product or service when… More