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Organize Your Life with these Free Printables

I love printables. I’m always looking for new ways to get organized, save time, and increase productivity. When life is busy, free printables are a great way to keep your household running smoothly. Plus, having one place to keep everything like meal plans, grocery lists, daily cleaning checklists, the school calendar and your budget makes life so much simpler. To make it easier for you to get organized, here are the 16 best free...

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Save Money with the 2019 Meal Planning Bundle

Saving money on groceries is one of the quickest ways to get your spending under control. If you’re like me, your grocery budget is the “wildcard” category, and you’re never sure how it’ll shake out at the end of the month. Even though I always have the best of intentions, life is busy and stressful. And when life gets busy, I find myself spending more on convenience foods or hitting up the drive-thru. When...

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Does Your January Budget Include these 7 Things?

The first of the year is the perfect time for new beginnings. You get a fresh start to do whatever you’ve always dreamed of and to be the person you always wanted to be. Though I’ve never been much for new year’s resolutions, there’s something about January that fills me with hope. Maybe it’s the mere fact that I survived another stressful holiday season! Ha! Now that the new year is right around the...

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42 New Year’s Resolutions to Save Money and Live a Happier Life

I’m usually not the type to make a new year’s resolution. Mostly because I never seem to follow through on any of the promises I make to myself, I gave up on setting new goals for the new year long ago. But this year past year has been an extremely challenging year for us financially. Starting in January, we struggled with our house payment going up $300 a month, then we paid $500+ for...

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6 Ways to Deal with Unexpected Expenses

Life happens whether we’re ready for it or not. And when it rains it pours, right? When everything breaks at once, it’s important to keep your long-term financial goals in mind when finding solutions to your short-term problems. Since our goal is to eliminate debt and find financial freedom, using credit cards to pay for everything that went wrong isn’t a smart option for us. But sometimes, the costs add up to more than...

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Why Money Isn’t Everything

More money is the key to happiness, right? Though that’s what the magazine ads and television commercials would have you believe, lately I’m not so sure. I always pursued money thinking it was the answer to all that I lacked. Money would buy me things and elevate me to a more prestigious social class. But at the end of the day, those things don’t matter. So, why do I want more money? Our Spending...

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Why You Need to Pay Yourself First Even if You’re Broke

Surely you’ve heard the advice to “pay yourself first,” but what happens if you never have any money left after the bills are paid? When you wake up every day and the bills are piling up, you’ll wish you had followed this simple piece of financial advice sooner. Now you’re broke, and the money is gone. How can you possibly pay yourself first now? Why should I pay myself first? Paying yourself first sounds easy....

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Why Is My Money Gone (and where did it go?)

Living paycheck to paycheck sucks The number of people in this world living paycheck to paycheck is insane. If you’re one of the almost 80% of Americans who struggle to make ends meet, how do you stretch your paycheck to last the whole month? Here’s my confession: Sometimes, mine doesn’t make it. We’ve had a rough couple of years (tons of medical bills), and lately the hubby and I have made some not-so-great personal finance...

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Expert Hacks to Travel With Only a Carry-On

ddddddddddddddd Traveling with luggage is a hassle. From waiting at the baggage carousel to the added fees the airlines charge to check a bag, it’s stressful and can get quite expensive. The secret to worry-free flying is to travel with only a carry-on suitcase. But is it possible to fit everything you need using only a carry-on? Is Traveling with a Checked Bag Really that Bad? If you’ve never had a bad experience traveling...

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How to Achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early

The traditional retirement age in America is 65. But a large number of Americans are unable to announce their retirement at the right age. They are spending their golden years on the job. People in our nation have to delay their retirement due to the lack of savings and debt. Many older Americans are struggling with credit card debt, and mortgage and student loan debt. Thus, they can’t say goodbye to the 9-5 work...

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