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10 Powerful Tips for Crushing Financial Goals

When it comes to financial goals, the best part about them is the results are easily quantifiable. You can’t deny your progress! And that builds momentum. Little by little, you pick up the pace and before

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A Week of Fast $10 Dinners

Since the grocery budget is the largest expense besides housing, and since preparing meals for a family is its own extracurricular activity, I thought I’d share with you some of my family’s favorite

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Homemade Larabars: My DIY Experiment

A couple weeks ago I made a big mistake. I gave my two year-olds a bite of a Larabar. Now they ask for one every day. Which I’d be happy to give them, except these bars are pricey, like more than $1

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Why You Need to Throw Out Your Budget Right Now

Take your spreadsheets, your systems, your lists of expenses, and set them aside. Stop punishing yourself with a complicated budget system.

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

A year ago, our family’s grocery bill skyrocketed. The twins started eating actual food, I was heading back to work part-time, and well, my little meal-planning system flew out the window! This was a

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5 Steps to Financially Prepare for Homeownership

I understand the longing to be a homeowner. After living the apartment life for over a decade while my friends hosted dinners in their recently purchased homes, I was beyond ready to buy! But more

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