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3 Easy Tricks to Win with Money This Year

As we say goodbye to last year, we get an opportunity to start fresh in the new year. New goals, new strategies, and new opportunities to win with our money. For us, it was a rough year. We didn’t pay down as much debt as we did last year – but part of that is because we put $7,000+ into remodeling our bathroom. We also had a lot of unexpected repairs and other expenses that“3 Easy Tricks to Win with Money This Year”

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Saving Money on New Years’ Eve: Best Tips for Couples

Merry Christmas my friend! With the holidays in full swing and everyone engulfed in the over-commercialization of everything this time of year, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters: our families. It’s probably true that time with your hubby has been sacrificed in the holiday rush, too. Between shopping, wrapping, baking, and the never-ending Christmas parties, there isn’t much time left to spend with the man you love the most. At our house, we like“Saving Money on New Years’ Eve: Best Tips for Couples”

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Top 5 Gifts your Tween Daughter Actually Wants for Christmas

Being a girl is hard. Being a tween girl is almost impossible! And if you’re like me – a mom to a tween girl – you’re struggling with what to put under the Christmas tree this year. As your tween girl teeters somewhere between the child you know and love to maturing into a full-blown teenager and leaving the land of make-believe behind, it is tough to figure out exactly what they want.  Lucky for“Top 5 Gifts your Tween Daughter Actually Wants for Christmas”

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving

When it comes to the holidays, budgets are tough. Who am I kidding – budgets are tough all year long! But there’s something different about Thanksgiving – we enter the season of joyful giving. When our budgets are tight, it isn’t easy to give graciously. What we fail to realize is that more money does not equal more fun (or more love). But this year will be different. This year we can stick to our“Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving”

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Five Easy Ways to Get Cash for Christmas

Christmas is coming. Before you roll your eyes because it’s barely past Halloween, hear me out. The holidays are coming and they’re coming fast. I always think I have enough time to put extra money away to help with Christmas expenses and every year the holidays sneak up on me faster than the year before (or so it seems). So here we are, on the fast-track to Christmas and we need some quick and easy“Five Easy Ways to Get Cash for Christmas”

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Budget Fitness: Best Free Workout Videos

With the holidays here, money is tight. It seems like I’m always forgetting to budget for something: extra money in the grocery budget for holiday dinners and get-togethers is my biggest downfall this year. And with tight budgets, it’s tough to justify spending money on a gym membership. Health is important and definitely deserves a spot on your monthly budget. But if you just can’t swing it (like me), don’t worry. There is a way“Budget Fitness: Best Free Workout Videos”

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How to Survive the First Week Back to School

As a working mom, the first week back to school is always stressful. Probably we could make it easy and hit up takeout a few nights, but when you’re watching your spending… well… that just isn’t an option. With tonight being the school’s open house, I know the start of school is near and I’m dreading it. Normally I look forward to meeting her teacher and seeing her excitement as she checks out the new“How to Survive the First Week Back to School”

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Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids

Can you believe summer is half over? I know, I don’t want to believe it either. I wish the summer months would go on and on and… But before summer is over and the kids head back to school, here are some must-do budget friendly activities to get the most out of summer vacation. Neighborhood bike parade (parents.com) – Kids love the freedom that comes with being able to ride their bike. Celebrate that by“Save Summer with these Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids”

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Break Away from Bottled Water in 3 Easy Steps

There are many reasons to stop buying bottled water. Most of the arguments against it center around the environment. While I agree that is important, it isn’t what fueled my decision. My recent choice to stop buying bottled water is purely selfish. But breaking away is hard – so how do you kick the bottled water habit? Yes, saving money is important. The trouble is, bottled water is so convenient! I don’t have to think“Break Away from Bottled Water in 3 Easy Steps”

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Working Mom v. Super Mom: How do we get it right?

Today was my daughter’s fourth-grade play. And I missed it because I was at work. I was so heartbroken, I cried. This isn’t the first time I’ve cried at my desk, and I’m sure it isn’t the last. It’s harder than I thought to find a balance between work and family. Lately, I feel like she’s growing up so fast. Where did the toddler years go? Oh, how I miss those sleepless nights! (Never thought you’d hear someone“Working Mom v. Super Mom: How do we get it right?”

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