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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What Does “You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup” Mean?

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” is an old saying that’s been around forever and recently (incorrectly) attributed to a Canadian politician, Norm Kelly. So what does it mean? And how does it apply not only to our daily lives but also to our finances as well? What does it mean when your cup…

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The Parts of a Check and How to Write One

As life becomes more digital, it’s less likely that you’ll have to continue to write checks. However, there are still some specific instances when writing one is essential, whether for security or to avoid credit card fees. Let’s talk about the different parts of a check, how to write one, and how to cash a…

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What happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket?

We’ve all been there – we stay a little too long at the coffee shop or dash into your local store and walk out to a parking ticket. It’s frustrating, but it happens. However, what happens if you don’t pay a parking ticket? You might be tempted to skip paying your parking ticket fines altogether…

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How to Stop Saying ‘I’m Broke!’ and Actually Fix It

Besides being a popular song, ‘I’m broke’ can be a common phrase uttered by folks struggling with finances. If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, or can’t seem to get ahead, let’s talk about why and how to fix it. Why Am I Broke? (And How to Fix It) There are several reasons you might be broke, from…

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Do Stamps Expire? Avoid Wasting Your Money

As we mail fewer letters thanks to online activities, we often end up with rolls and piles of old stamps laying around for months (Or even years). Looking at the pile of stamps on my desk, I wondered, do stamps expire? And what do I do if the price of postage changes? The cost of…

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What is Porch Pick Up When Selling Items?

One of the easiest ways to make extra money is to sell items on Facebook or Craigslist locally. And to make it even easier, taking advantage of the porch pick up means you won’t have to haul your stuff all over town just to get rid of it. So what is porch pick up, and…