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7 Things They Never Taught You in School About Money

We spend 12 to 16 years in school on average. I don’t know about you, but I never once learned about how to get rich, retire comfortable, or even budget my personal finances. So today we are going to go over the 7 things they never taught you in school Read more…


10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

The dreaded food budget. I despise the food budget. I can’t help but feel that I pay hundreds of dollars for good food that gets eaten by my 5 kids, just to pay for toiletries to clean up after it! J If you feel this way then you are always Read more…


WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

Your income doesn’t matter, your age doesn’t matter, your race doesn’t matter! The only thing that is holding you back is math! This is why you cannot move forward without a written budget. a game plan for your money and your money goals! When we don’t bother to do the Read more…


WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

According to Gallup poll only 32% of households in America maintain a household budget. The rate of financial success within those households is even fewer due to approaching it with the wrong attitude. Anyone can create a budget, it can be simple or complex if desired. It can be full Read more…


THE EASIEST WAY TO START A BUDGET FOR NON-TECH PEOPLE

THE EASIEST WAY TO START A BUDGET FOR NON-TECH PEOPLE

My husband has an MBA and works in finance. He is always coming home with new million-line spreadsheets with crazy formulas for our personal budget and gets excited over the entire budgeting process. I couldn’t be more opposite! I like things crisp and clean and am more of an old-soul, Read more…