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How to Budget for Unpredictable Income

Your income for the month ahead is unpredictable next to impossible to guess. There are some really good months, and there are some super tight months. The not-knowing is stressful. You wonder if next

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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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money saving kitchen essentials

Top 5 Money Saving Kitchen Essentials

Have you ever looked around your kitchen and thought about which gadgets are simply nice to have, and which ones are saving you money? I recently took stock of this and came up with a list of my top 5

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how we saved $257 this week

A Week in Review: Three Choices that Saved Us $257

This week has been a little nuts. Anyone else? The twins got a cold (it’s the second week of preschool) and it’s felt kind of hectic trying to settle into the new school routine. Usually when this

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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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