Are You Ready to Finally Fix Your Finances - For Good?

Hi, I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna). I want to help you finally crush those financial goals you've been putting off.

Whether it's paying off debt, making more money, or saving more money, I'm here to help.

I've been where you are. Our family recently paid off over $27,000 in 18 months, and can finally say we're officially debt-free.

Tana, author of Debt Free Forties

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How to Chalk Paint a Dresser for a Cheap Makeover

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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The 9 Best Financial Books for Beginners

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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How to Use Cash Envelopes as a Budgeting System

May 6, 2021/Tana/No Comments If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of budgeting. I don’t call myself a budget & financial fanatic by night for nothing. So, I thought I’d shed some light on a budgeting technique that has helped tons of people: the cash envelope…

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How to make an extra $1000 a month in 2021

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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Which Personal Budget Categories You Actually Need

Let’s be honest – the idea of budgeting freaks a lot of people out. Budget basics can be hard enough – and then toss a bunch of budget categories into the mix? No wonder the majority of folks nope right outta there and never come back. Not that I can blame them. Think about it…

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Passive Income vs Active Income: What’s the Difference?

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…