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How to be Financially Successful in Your First Year of College

  August 24

The first day of college is an incredibly exciting time for students. After all, you’re finally on your own! You don’t have to ask permission to go anywhere or do anything. It’s completely up to you how you want to spend your time, what classes you take, what type of job you’ll have, and how … Continued

Why We DIYed Our Taxes Our First Year of Marriage

  April 14

This post is part of the TaxAct #DIYtaxes blog tour which empowers you to take ownership of your finances by doing your own taxes. TaxAct provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file your taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxAct.com. You got this.  It seems that life has gotten more complicated than ever over the past few years. After getting … Continued

4 Steps for a Successful and Cost Efficient Move

  March 31

This post is brought to you by You Need a Budget. Try their budgeting tool for free for 3 months (no credit card required – you know I’ve got your back!) I’ve been blogging for nearly six years now, and in that time, I’ve written about living in numerous different places, major life changes, and … Continued

This Is What Happened When I Spent $1,500 on Food

  March 7

Over the past few years, I’ve tried many different ways to reduce my grocery bills. There were times in my life, even recently, where I would try to spend only $250.00 a month on groceries. I wrote posts on how to spend $50 a week on groceries. It was hard, but at that time, I was trying to … Continued

Why Money is the Most Important Topic Imaginable

  February 22

I’m sure I’ll get some backlash from this post, from my declaration that money is the most important topic imaginable. So, let me just go ahead and shock you even further by saying I actually believe money is the most important topic in the world.  Hear me out. It’s important you know that I’m not advocating … Continued

32 Tricks to Save Money Fast

  February 20

Sometimes you want to save money fast. Maybe you don’t have an emergency fund and it’s driving you crazy. Or, you want to save up for a big vacation or a home purchase. Whatever it is, if you’re anxious to build up that savings account ASAP,  there are lots of great ways to save money … Continued

50 Creative Ways to Save Money

  February 13

I’m always looking for creative ways to save money. As a busy mom and entrepreneur who is trying to pay down student loan debt and save for the future, I am constantly learning about new ways to save. I hear from many of my readers that sometimes, saving money in small ways doesn’t feel worth … Continued

The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Store Family Photos

  January 25

I was never very careful about saving and storing online photos until I had kids. Yep, in the past, I was one of those people who had computers die on me with no backups, and I’ve lost photos of trips before. It was always disappointing in the moment, but it never affected me in a major … Continued

How to Start the New Year Off On the Right Financial Foot

  January 5

I already talked about my resolutions for this year in my last post (thanks, by the way, for all the supportive comments on that one!) But, I do want to talk more about getting on the right financial foot this year. The way to do that is, of course, to get organized. Even though I’m going to … Continued
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