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4 Financial Mistakes I’ve Made and What I Learned From Them

  October 22

This post is by staff writer, Kayla. Even though I’m a personal finance blogger, I’ve made some financial mistakes. I think we all have and sometimes they are even pretty recent ones. Sharing them, as my friend Alexa did here, just makes us seem more human to those who read our blog. They know that … Continued

How We Have Family Fun on a Budget

  September 16

Over the past few months, we’ve had some pretty major expenses in the Budget Blonde household. We had to pay around $8,000 for health insurance for the 4 of us last month. I had a pretty large business expense that was several thousand dollars, and last night the hubs finally applied to residency, and the … Continued

How to Choose Your Splurges in Life

  September 9

I think we can all agree that a splurge every now and then is really nice. What I find interesting is that my idea of a splurge has really, really changed over time. Just a few years ago, I had the opportunity to live in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada for 3 years … Continued

Why You Need Life Insurance at Every Stage of Life

  September 8

This post is part of the TermLifeInsurance.com blog tour, which helps spread awareness of the importance of providing financial security for your family. September is Life Insurance Awareness month, so learn more with LifeHappens.org and how life insurance can protect your family and your finances. This post is by staff writer, Kayla. Wow you guys! How … Continued
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Top Apps to Help You Manage Your Personal Finances

  September 1

The following is by staff writer, Kayla. Whether you need to dramatically reduce your debt levels, want to save up for Christmas, or would like to save more money each year, it pays to keep on top of your personal finances. The only way to cut costs and save money though, is by being aware … Continued
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How I Track My Budget In 5 Minutes

  August 11

Do you hate money and budgeting?  Many people do.  Everyone says you have to track your spending in order to achieve financial success… but what a pain.  Even though I’m a CFP, I struggled with budgeting for years.  Don’t misunderstand me; I actually loved the idea of knowing how we spent our money but I … Continued

How I Finally Decided It’s Ok to Spend Money

  August 6

Last month was the month of the unexpected expenses, y’all. I shared my July budget with you at the beginning of the month, and I promised to give you an update. Here are the highlights lowlights: Unexpected Car Expenses So, the worst thing that happened in July was that we had to fix both our … Continued

6 Crucial Money Lessons I Learned From My Father in Law

  July 31

I’ve mentioned my father in law a few times here and there in posts on here and in other places I write, but I thought it would be good to write down six of the crucial money lessons that he’s taught me over the past 10 years. Yep, come October it’s been 10 years since … Continued

Why Every Millennial Needs a Side Hustle

  July 27

The following is by staff writer, Kayla. With today’s economy and job market, new college grads are having trouble finding full-time jobs at all, let alone a career within their chosen field. Many are unemployed or under-employed and not earning nearly enough to live off of and pay all of their monthly bills, including their … Continued
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