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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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Avoiding Appliance Drain

Lower your electricity bill this month by eliminating all vampire charges. The term, “vampire charges,” refers to all the electricity used by your appliances when they’re plugged in but not in use. This means that – even when your toaster and cellphone charger aren’t being used – they still drain electricity just by being plugged…

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DIY Costumes

It’s fun for the family when everyone dresses up on Halloween, but it can also get pricey. With a little bit of creativity, though, there are lots of exciting costumes you can put together at home. The grunge-style clothing you wore in college would look hilarious on your teenager. Have your kiddo step into a…

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I have a rather large obsession with Rifle Paper Co. and about everything she illustrates and sells. So much so, that for my birthday in September, I asked for this 2018 Inspirational Quote Calendar: Which is now hanging in my office, despite the fact I’ve got another 3 months before I can really even use…

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