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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…


WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

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 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…


HOW WE PAID OFF $55K OF DEBT ON 1 LOW INCOME

how we paid off 55K in debt on 1 low income

Debt is a horrible thing. It robs us of what is ours, it takes away opportunity, freedom and security. It keeps people awake at night and working around the clock. I know because my husband and I have been up to our eyeballs in it since we got married. I Read more…


MONEY SECRETS OF REAL MILLIONAIRES

Money secrets of real millionaires

When we think about “success” we think money. When we think money, we think of having so much of it that it no longer brings concern. Some of us may even think in numbers like millions or billions. If you have any ambition to be successful at all, why not Read more…


HOW WE SAVED HUNDREDS BY CHANGING THIS ONE COFFEE HABIT

how we saved hundred with this one coffee habit

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer I’m not one to go out and get a Starbucks Latte every morning (although I have been known to treat myself) however I’m a huge Kurig pod coffee lover! I used to drink a half-pot to a pot of coffee a day 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…


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…


10 Easy Habits Smart People do to Save Money Everyday

Do you plan to follow your budget every month but always seem to fall short at the end of it? Do you wind up with too much month left and not enough money? I know the feeling. Even when we are doing everything that we can to tighten our budget, Read more…