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Whether you’re looking to pay off debt or pump up your emergency fund, there are plenty of ways to learn how to make an extra $1000 a month. An extra $1000 a month can be a real game-changer when it comes to paying off debt. Plus, it’s a small enough amount that can be hit…

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The best passive income ideas to boost your income

As we got serious about paying off our debt and budgeting, we also decided it was time to look into passive income vs active income. There’s always overtime at work or picking up side gigs, but as the kids (and I) get older, the less I want to work 60+ hours a week. Call me…

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Our neighbors were recently preparing to go on an anniversary cruise when they realized their printer wasn’t working. She texted me to see if I could print some paperwork for them to put in their in case of an emergency binder for their parents, who were watching their kids. Of course, I obliged. And being…

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Hands pulling money out of wallet with text that reads How to Slam Dunk Getting Approved for Any Loan Immediately

Are you considering getting a house, car, or personal loan this year (or in the next 2 – 3)? If so, you’re going to need to know about the 4 c’s of credit. No, they’re not horsemen bringing the apocalypse or the top cuss words your kids will spout out in front of their kindergarten…

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If you’ve wandered around any personal finance site or listened to a money guru for very long, you’ll hear the importance of living below your means mentioned often. We’ve all heard the term thrown around, sure, but do you know if you’re genuinely living below your means? In this post, I’ll cover what it means…

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Cheap dinner ideas for when you're broke

When it comes to budgeting, one of the easiest places to overspend is the food category. Finding dirt cheap meals is a great way to help balance your spending and feed your family with little effort. We’re so busy running from work to picking up kids to extracurricular activities, it’s important to find the easiest and…

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Chances are, you’ve probably heard the term “liquid net worth” thrown around a time or two in the personal finance realm. But, what exactly is liquid net worth? And, why is it an important thing to know? Liquid Net Worth Defined Liquid net worth is basically the amount of money you’ve got in cash or…

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I started using Arcadia Power over a year ago, and wanted to share my Arcadia review on how it’s working out – if I’ve been saving money, if I’m really making an impact on the environment, and if it’s worth signing up for their services. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, by…

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Using frugal living tips from the Great Depression era is a great way to teach yourself how to live frugally on less and save more. The Great Depression was a time of vast struggle, pain, and hard times for many people due to a lack of jobs, money, and resources. However, one small good thing…

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If you’re pursuing true financial independence, it’s essential to find ways to keep yourself inspired to stay on task. Reading financial freedom quotes is a great way to keep your head in the game and focused on a good financial plan. What is the meaning of financial freedom? The meaning of financial freedom can vary…

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