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Another round of our free Financial Peace University classes is starting back up again at work (March 7 – May 2, and spots are still available!) and because the class had such a HUGE impact on me and my husband, I figured I’d share some of my experience. This is something I wrote back in the…

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Cable Cutting with Kiddos

Even before we took the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class at work this past Fall (which I will have to tell you more about later!) we knew our family was expanding and were looking for ways to trim our budget. So we said goodbye to DirecTV and our $100 a month bill. Two years later,…

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So the hubs and I decided to take the 52-Week Savings Challenge Tiffany blogged about here. I really like the idea of having some extra money around the holidays this year, since December 2016 felt like such a budget blowout. So far, I have to report it has been extremely easy, since we’ve only had…

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One Wreath, Five Ways

Holiday decorations are my weakness. And I like to blame it on “being creative” and “artistic” and “don’t tread on my beautiful vision for our house!” but after completed Financial Peace University, I know it’s all really just excuses. So I’ve been almost entirely avoiding Hobby Lobby. And the home decor section of Target. Because…

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We pay so much money for entertainment. SO. MUCH. MONEY. I’m talking upwards of $100 a month just to sit on our butts and watch other people do dumb stuff (lookin’ at you, reality television). But is it really necessary? When my husband and I first moved to the Falls almost seven years ago, we…

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“Cutting” Back!

About three years ago, my husband came home from church and announced that he wanted me to start cutting his and our boys’ hair. Save the time I cut a girl’s braid off in first grade, I had literally ZERO experience. I wouldn’t let a person with my skill set within ten feet of my…

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My family of nine eats a lot. A LOT. We eat a lot of whole foods, and I’m blessed with kids who really like fruits and veggies. Pair this with the fact that Mr. TWK is a firefighter (aka bottomless pit), and you can understand why I buy ten pounds of apples each week. Over…

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Financial Peace

My husband and I recently decided to add Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) to our mix of weekly chaos. Texoma Community Credit Union was offering up the nine week course and I’ve heard amazing things about the teacher, Tara Neal. We already have a good, sturdy budget, we’ve read a few of his books,…

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Even if you don’t love Halloween in general, it’s hard not to get behind free candy and fun costumes. We don’t do the “scary” stuff, but we are HUGE fans of themed family costumes. When there’s five of you (and your children *cough*husband*cough* require that every part of each costume fits the original comic book/movie/etc),…

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