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A long, long time ago, in a South Texas city far, far away lived four girls. Two in marching band, two in the dance team (they performed with us in lieu of a color guard for all you fellow band nerds out there). They survived three-hour, two-a-day practices in the blazing 118 degree Texas sun,…

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Our Debt Free Journey

Four years ago my husband and I decided to change our relationship with money. We were living from paycheck to paycheck, overstressed and resenting each other every time a single purchase was made. Money makes people funny, or so the saying goes, and it’s true. And in a marriage, differences with money handling may lead…

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Financial Peace for Teens

I’ll be the first to admit it. Right out of college and into my first job, I developed some bad spending habits. I relied too heavily on student loans (my husband went on to law school so they were still available to us), I used credit cards like they were free money, and an “emergency”…

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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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