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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

5 Reasons why you should never have a car payment

For middle class America, car payments are a normal way of life, everybody has one! I’ve even been told; “a car payment is a sign of being an adult”. Yes most of us were raised to believe that this is the norm and that every car we own comes with 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…


11 STEPS TO A MORE SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANIZED YEAR

11 Steps to a more organized year

I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting/researching lately on how to make this year the best one yet! Life gets in the way of our happiness a lot, at least in my world. Things seem to go a million miles an hour and at the end of the day 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…


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…