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WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

Why 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…


5 WAYS TO MASTER YOUR NEXT GROCERY SHOP

5 ways to master your next grocery shop

Believe it or not there is a wrong way to use coupons and shop the deals, even when you are saving money with your grocery shopping. Grocery chains spend so much money on marketing and advertising. They spend this money knowing it will pay off! After all, they are a Read more…


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

the easiest way to start a budget for non-tech people

The easiest way to start a budget, period   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 Read more…


9 Things Debt Free People Do That Will Change Your Life

9 Things debt free people do that will change your life

Live On Less Than You Make In a world of “Joneses” it can be hard to live within your means. Debt free people have mastered self-discipline in their belongings. By living within their means debt free people can manage their money to work for them, not be fighting against it. Read more…


15 Critical Things You Need To Stock A Frugal Pantry

15 items to stock a frugal pantry

Learning how to stock a frugal pantry can take a little research. There are so many tips and tricks out there. Sometimes they apply sometimes they don’t. Some people’s tips won’t and can’t help you. Things like growing your own garden and learning how to preserve your harvest. This won’t Read more…


5 Simple Ways to Save Money Today

5 simple ways to save more money today

We have all heard the ideas such as “Stop buying your daily cup of coffee” as a way to save some money. I don’t buy daily coffee (although I love it as a treat) so I have listed 5 great ways that we have saved money just in the past Read more…