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Welp, I’m back on the wagon. (After gaining COUGHFOURCOUGH pounds in the seven days I was in Houston…) AnyWHO, when I have had success in eating better and losing weight, it had a lot to do with planning meals. Meal planning is a simple and effective way to save a lot of money each month,…

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Budgeting Tip: The Wish List

I will be the first to admit I’m not the best at sticking to a budget. I tend to be all-or-nothing and spiral into the land of “I’m never going to get there” whenever I go over my spending limit for the month, and then it becomes a free-for-all of over-spending. I recently came across…

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Q: My partner and I are excited to soon bring home our own little bundle of joy. How can we save money while raising our baby? A: It’s hard to work and juggle child care around normal adult responsibilities! Costs have gone up as well – raising a child from birth to age 18 can cost over…

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I’m just going to come right out and say it. In the month of April alone, my husband and I spent over $500 going out to eat. I know this because we’ve been using the Every Dollar budgeting app ever since we took Financial Peace University classes together in 2016. Let me reiterate – that’s…

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At work, we’re starting to register people for our Fall 2017 session of Financial Peace University. It’s a BIG part of our mission at Texoma Community Credit Union, and I’d like to take a minute to tell you about my experience and why I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you and your significant other to take the class if…

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Dave Says.

I’ll admit it. I’m the kind of person that feels like they need to buy something from a salesperson simply because they have spent time “helping” you. I think this is called being a people pleaser. My husband calls it shopoholic. Regardless, it’s hard for me to say no. But this week, I found the…

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This past weekend, I sent seven 13-gallon trash bags of clothing to Goodwill. It. Felt. Glorious. Not necessarily for the altruistic reasons, but I felt like the weight of those bags came directly off my shoulders. (Because I am a woman, my closet still looks full, but at least I have a handy new collection…

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Grab a friend, hit the road, and enjoy some BOGO on my favorite drug. (MmmmmCaffeine….) Because this afternoon, the corner of Kemp and Kell is the Place. To. BE: As a footnote to this post, I feel like I need to say that in the world of budgeting, “fancy” coffee drinks and “froo-froo shmappachinos” as…

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