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The Best 30 Inexpensive Gifts for the Woman Who Has Everything July 22, 2021/Tana/No Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. In This Post Add a header to begin generating the table of contents I think we all know that it can be hard to find inexpensive gifts for the…

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How to Use Dave Ramsey Budget Percentages July 19, 2021/Tana/No Comments This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more information. In This Post Add a header to begin generating the table of contents Chances are, if you’ve heard the term “Better than I deserve!”, then you’ve heard of Dave Ramsey budget percentages. Dave…

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50 Free Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

One of the first things that get cut from every budget is expensive activities, right? Out the door goes all the lattes and visits to the movie theater. But finding fun things to do with friends at home turns out to be a lot easier than expected. It’s important to find free things to do…

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Secrets to where I change coins for cash - for free! Hands holding coins

If you’re getting ready for vacation, the holidays, or want to splurge without breaking your budget, the perfect go-to is to cash in coins you’ve been saving in your piggy bank or coin jar. Which means you’re wondering, where can I change my coins for cash for free near me? If you’re using cash envelopes…

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Being a parent means having a lot of complicated conversations, from religious beliefs to money and everything in between. Thankfully, there are some excellent resources for financial literacy for kids to help keep things age-appropriate and easy to understand. What is basic financial literacy? Basic financial literacy is the understanding of various economic ideas. The basics of…

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produce in a reusable bag

We’d been struggling with keeping our grocery on a budget for the past…well, since we started budgeting. So I sat down to make a game plan that I know you can probably use as well. Staying on track with your food budget starts with finding cheaper options and easier ones that you’ll be able to use…

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man with shopping cart looking at receipt

Learning how to hit the grocery on a budget – and not overspend – is something most normal people struggle with. I get it. I’ve been there. Our grocery budget would turn upside down at the drop of a hat, and was the one budget category we couldn’t seem to get on track. Creating a…

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9 absolutely essential steps to achieve financial freedom (besides budgeting)

If you’re wondering what is financial freedom anyway, you’re in the right place!  Think about how your finances make you feel. When you picture your latest credit card or bank statement, what feelings come to mind? Is it discomfort? Are you upset? Or have you not opened them for fear of the numbers you’ll see?…

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I have spent most of my adult life trying to pay off debt, only to accrue more in a vicious cycle. Around and around we went. While we’ve paid off big chunks here and there, we somehow always ended up with more debt in another form. A new-to-us car, another birth, a new move. We…

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14 simple ways to save on monthly expenses

With the hot mess that was 2020, we’re all looking for the easiest frugal living tips with a big impact. Whether you’ve lost your job, need to stretch your paycheck, or are building an emergency fund, these thrifty tips and tricks will help. Frugal living in 2020 doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. It’s…

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