Mira Reverente

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Negotiate for a Better Job Title

by Mira Reverente It happens. You get a job offer with an acceptable salary and perks. But sometimes, your job title could use a bit more improvement. Many years ago, I was a restaurant manager. A couple of years into the job, I was offered a promotion at a different division of the company. I […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Put Yourself on a Spending Timeout

by Mira Reverente If you’re like me, we’re mid-way through January and you’re still recovering from the holidays. Not only did the bread pudding and the breadsticks (see a pattern here?) take a toll on my mostly healthy eating and fitness habits, my pocketbook was not too happy with me either. My spending wasn’t out-of-control […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Escape the Comparison Trap

by Mira Reverente Do you often catch yourself scrolling through your social media feed and feeling some resentment and envy at times? Perhaps it was the photos of your neighbor’s European vacation, your co-worker’s new sports car or your high school chum’s recent job promotion? Guilty as charged! I remember four or five years ago, […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: Four Must-Read Money Books

by Mira Reverente In doing research for my book, I read so many personal finance, self-improvement and women empowerment books. Most of them were good and concise with no-nonsense approaches to money and empowerment. As we start the new year, I would like to share four of my favorites for your reading pleasure or to […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: Why Resolutions Aren’t For Everyone

by Mira Reverente One year ago, around this time, a friend asked me if I had set my goals for the following year. I gave her a quizzical look and asked, “What goals?” Since it was almost the new year, I had resolutions in mind. Just like everyone else, I used to come up with […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Prioritize During the Busy Season

by Mira Reverente How many times have you heard these: “I’m too busy this month. Can we reschedule?” “There’s so much to do.” “I have to do this, and that (insert tasks), and so on and so forth before this and that (insert activities).” “I can’t wait until after the holidays are over so I […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How to Stay Above the Holiday Shopping Madness

by Mira Reverente Black Friday has come and gone and so has Cyber Monday. Do you still feel overwhelmed with your shopping and holiday lists? Perhaps a bit over-stimulated with all the ads, fliers and catalogs all vying for your attention? It is inescapable. We all do need to get those holiday presents at some point, […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How Being Grateful Pays Off

by Mira Reverente The simple act of thanking someone or being grateful for something releases “reward” chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, making us happy and calm. Stress hormones such as cortisol are also reduced by thanking someone. In a study conducted at Kent State University, students were divided into two groups. One group had […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: Easy-to-Make Homemade Holiday Treats

by Mira Reverente Last week in my “10-Step Guide to Rocking the Holidays,” I mentioned making homemade gifts. I have two that are my top favorites for two reasons: they are easy to make and cost-effective. I say cost-effective because one uses an ingredient that would otherwise be discarded from the first one. I make […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: 10-Step Guide to Rocking the Holidays

by Mira Reverente Today, I voted and I am hopeful. Just like many Americans, I will await election results with bated breath and hope for the best for our country and for our kids. Meantime, I am also hopeful about the upcoming series of holidays and festivities. I want it to be special just like […]