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Overcome the Guilt of a New Year Resolution

The new year elicits all sorts of images and emotions in us.  Most prominently is the idea that a new year’s resolution (or several!) must be made.  Just in the past two weeks, I’ve come across hundreds of articles about how to make a new year’s resolution and how to stick to the resolution once you’ve made it. It’s a little overwhelming. In fact, a few years ago I swore off resolutions – I never...

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5 Best Ways to Lose Weight on a Budget

It’s the start of a new year and for many that means our ambition to accomplish new and amazing things has kicked into high gear. Many of us choose weight loss as our goal and, if you’re not careful, that goal can derail your budget faster than you can say “hold the mayo.” But weight loss doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many diet and exercise programs out there (some good,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Five Easy Ways to Get Extra Money for Christmas

Do you have enough money set aside for Christmas shopping? 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). Looking for easy ways to get extra money for Christmas? Easy Ways to Get Extra Money for Christmas So here we...

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Best Free Workout Videos for Fitness on a Budget

Finding time for self-care is tough. There are always errands to run, laundry to do, and meetings to get to. And when money is tight, it’s even harder to find the time because the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is a time thief. With no money to spend on a gym membership, you can still carve out time for fitness on a budget. Have you thought of trying some of the best free...

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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. We could make it easy and hit up the drive-thru a few nights, but that gets expensive. And 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...

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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 on and on and… But before summer is over and the kids head back to school, here are some must-do budget friendly summer activities for kids to get the most out of summer vacation. Neighborhood bike parade Kids love the freedom that comes with being able to ride...

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