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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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The Steps I Take to Buy Cheap, Reliable Cars

So you need to buy a car, and you need a reliable one. The only problem is your budget is tiny. I totally get it. I have young children and they are NOT getting into a worn-out beater with the doors

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