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Have you ever heard of the No Spend Challenge or financial freeze? Basically, you stop spending money on any and all unnecessary purchases for a set amount of time. You can do a several weeks or even a whole month. Sounds crazy, I know, but it's a powerful challenge to help you get on track Continue Reading...

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How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

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Furnishing your home can be an expensive endeavor, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are several ways you can find amazing furniture for your home without spending a fortune. Instead of going into debt while decorating your new home, consider these ideas for furnishing your home on a budget. These are also Continue Reading...

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5 Smart Strategies to Stop Spending So Much Money

Have you ever been blindsided by your bank account? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has pulled up my monthly statement and asked myself where it all went! The answer, of course, is often right there in front of us - the third Starbucks run of the week, the $100 we didn’t really Continue Reading...

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How to Teach Kids to Manage Money

As parents it's our job to teach children life skills. Money seems to be one topic many families are reluctant to discuss openly, but it is so important and managing it is definitely a life skill. I was fortunate my parents owned a small business and 'shop talk' was a regular at the dinner table Continue Reading...

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6 Bad Money Habits To Break Now!

Whether you think you have a solid handle on your finances or know you have room to improve, there are several common financial traps to avoid. Don’t find yourself a victim of these bad money habits: 1. Carrying a balance on your credit cards - If you’re only paying off a partial balance on your Continue Reading...

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Sometimes in life there are books that leave a lifelong impact and change how you view the world. In my late teens and early 20's I read many finance and money books (I know I'm a total nerd.) During that time my views on money changed drastically because of these four insightful finance books.

These authors challenged the money lessons I learned in high school and provided a broader picture of what it takes to be financially secure. I am forever grateful these books because they have shaped my financial path. Read More...

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How To Travel Even When You’re In Debt

If you're sitting around wishing you could be taking a summer vacation this year like all your friends but just didn't have it in the budget – no worries! You are not alone. Traveling when you're in debt can be a tricky task, but with these tips, you'll learn how to travel even when you're Continue Reading...

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