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How Much Money Do You Need to Save for Car Maintenance Costs?

Let’s find out how much you can expect your car maintenance costs to be this year and how to plan for it.

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when you feel stuck

5 Unique Tricks to Get Unstuck

Lately I’ve been feeling stuck. Trudging through the mud stuck. Swimming through a sea of molasses stuck. Everything and everyone racing past me while I try to get my feet unglued from the floor stuck.

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buy a reliable used car

5 Steps to Buy a Reliable Used Car

If you could get rid of your car payment, would you? I think it’s safe to say most of us would, under one condition: if you buy a  used car, it has to be RELIABLE. In this post, I’ll show you how

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Budget App Review: Every Dollar Plus

As a coach and as a busy mom and wife with little time or patience for clunky budgeting software, I’ve taken it upon myself to scour the internet for the best budgeting app out there. I’ve tried everything

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10 Ways a Budget Makes You Happier #generosity #contentment #savemore #spendless #budget

10 Ways a Budget Makes You Happier

Budgets are often a topic of dread, so the goal of today’s post is to debunk this and demonstrate how an effective budget actually makes your life better and happier, in real, tangible ways. 1. Freedom

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Essentials to Add to Your July Budget

Three Essentials to Add to Your July Budget

July is the month for kicking back and eating popsicles, busting out the red, white, and blue, and enjoying evening walks accompanied by summer sunsets. And, it’s time to put three very important non-summer

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