Budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Learn how to budget money, make a monthly budget, or even budget on a low income. These are the tips and tricks we used to pay off over $27,000 in 17 months!

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How to get your spouse on the same financial page quickly

Money and relationships: How to get on the same page

Today’s post is about one of the most dreaded financial conversations that a lot of couples tend to avoid, understandably. Grab your favorite drink, put on comfy pants, turn on some smooth jazz (hey, no judgments!), and breathe deep. You good? Ok. Let’s talk about getting your spouse on board with the family finances. Yeah,…

Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Beginner Couponing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all seen those crazy extreme couponing shows where a person has three shopping carts full of mouthwash, nail polish and cheese, right? And the whole lot cost them $2.58. While totally nuts, I still have to admit it’s an impressive feat of organization. Even though no one on earth could possibly need that much…

4 Rules to Follow When Talking the F Word (Finances) with Family & Friends

There’s a reason why finances are the top of the awkward discussions list. We’ve been taught that it’s tacky, rude and can even result in embarrassment in some form or another to discuss money. Families teach their children to never discuss finances with outsiders or sometimes even within the family boundaries. We all have differing…

Ways to Stretch Your Budget

The differences between a sinking fund and emergency and why you need both

The Beginner’s Guide to Dave Ramsey Sinking Funds

As you’ve started diving into sorting out your finances, you’ve probably heard that you need a starter emergency fund of $1,000. You may have also heard some talk about Dave Ramsey sinking funds and categories as well. But what exactly is the difference between an emergency fund and a Dave Ramsey sinking funds? And why…

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