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Have you received a gift card and don’t know what to do with it? If you’re wondering, “Can you return gift cards?”, it depends on the store. Unfortunately, most retail stores have strict policies regarding gift cards and store credit. But don’t worry! There are still some options for getting rid of unwanted gift cards…

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If you’ve ever wondered what the cheapest state to live in is, you’ve come to the right place!  When it comes to determining which states have the lowest cost of living, there are a lot of different sources saying a lot of different things, especially since the cheapest city to live in the USA is…

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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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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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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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Getting your internet for free is a great way to reduce your expenses because, let’s face it, internet service can be pricey. Average Cost of Internet Service The cost of internet service can vary from provider to provider. It really depends on the speed you want and whether or not you have a data cap…

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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 Use Cash Envelopes as a Budgeting System May 6, 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 If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of budgeting.…

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