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Whether you and your partner are looking for some good at home date night ideas because you’re strapped for cash or you are still avoiding going out to public places and are opting to hang out at home together, I can help! I’ve come up with a bunch of great at home date night ideas…

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For those of you on a tight budget, grocery shopping and meal planning might be a little on the stressful side. In fact, the grocery budget category is often the one that most people struggle with, myself included.  It’s so incredibly easy to overspend at the grocery store. And, grocery stores know this. Why do…

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How to Make Money Online: 50+ Brilliant Ways to Make Money Before Christmas

Everywhere you turn, there’s a million articles showing us how to make money online as well as working from home. But how do you know which are legit online jobs? A large majority of them are either scams, involve an insane amount of dedication to earn pennies, or you have to pay start-up fees. Yeah,…

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How to update for cheap with chalk paint furniture

Want to spruce up your house while on a tight budget? Buying new furniture and decor might be out of the question, but you can always repurpose what you have to save money. That’s why I love this chalk paint dresser tutorial. It’s taking what we already have – or have gotten cheap – and…

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These are the 9 best personal finance books that will change your life (and aren't Dave Ramsey)

From Suze Orman to Dave Ramsey – and every finance guru in between – everyone claims to have the best financial books for beginners. But how do you find the one that fits your personal finance approach? Whether you love him or loathe him, Dave Ramsey is one of the most talked about financial advisor…

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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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four people running at the beach

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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