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Money Hacks: The Kool-Aid Test

Leaky toilets can really inflate your water bill. Try the Kool Aid test! Dump a package of orange Kool-Aid into the tank of your toilet and don’t flush for an hour. If you still see orange water in the toilet bowl after an hour, you have a leak. Stop throwing out money and get it…

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Back-to-school season can be exhausting — and expensive! Take the hassle and the hefty price tags out of this year’s school shopping by downloading these 5 apps. Who knows? Maybe school shopping can be fun again! 1. School Supply List (iOS, $0.99) Keep things organized with this app created just for school supply lists. You can…

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Apps like Ibotta and Checkout 51 will give you cash rebates on your groceries – all you have to do is scan your receipt. For just a minute of your time, you can earn a little bit back, potentially putting hundreds of dollars back in your wallet this year!   The ones I use: Walmart…

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Anybody remember that scene in Gone with the Wind when a disheveled and destitute Scarlet O’Hara pulls herself up from the dirt and clenches her fist to the sky claiming, “With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again!”? Well, sometime around my second year of marriage and third broken IKEA dresser, I…

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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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I’ll admit. I’m a sucker for advertising, pretty product packaging, subscription services, freebies and deals. Which is dangerous because 1.) I’m always on social media 2.) So are ads that fall almost exclusively in this category. You know the ones I’m talking about – offering you free things only to reel you in to a…

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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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Summer is here, which means it is HOME. BUYING. SEASON. (Let’s face it, no one wants to deal with moving during the school year, so this ends up being a hot time. For home buying, and weather. See what I did there? I crack myself up.) Anyhow, I wanted to share some food for thought:…

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Entertaining Through The Ages

If you have read any of my posts before then you already know that I have a twelve year old and a two year old and I always tell people this is because God has a sense of humor and, luckily, a plan.  Our children are literally 10 years and one day apart.  I think…

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