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Bring back the Brown Bag

We’ve all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but some new findings about the importance of lunch are challenging that. But going out every day will cost you well north of $2,000! By shopping carefully and doing your preparation and packing ahead of time, you can brown-bag it and save big bucks. Continue reading
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Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality

Everyone has a dream vacation. For those with limited funds, though, the vision never gets a chance to become a reality. I'm here to help you change all that. Continue reading
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Financial Tips for Single Parents

As tough as budgeting is for couples, it’s even worse for single parents. You’ve got to keep your eye on all the balls simultaneously. As tight as your budget might be, squeeze out enough for a safety net account for financial emergencies. You can do this, it just takes planning! Continue reading
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5 Tips for Preparing a Post-College Budget

One of the biggest tasks you’ll face as you start your post-college life is setting up a budget. If you haven’t lived on your own before, you won’t have a history of bills and expenses to use as a reference, so you’ll have to estimate. Allow room for some mistakes, and use a personal finance app to plan. Don’t forget to leave a bit of your budget for fun, so you don’t burn out just as you’re getting started! Continue reading
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Prom on a Budget

Prom season is upon us. You could be spending a ton unless you do some careful planning and shopping! Work with your teen to set a budget, even splitting it out into categories. Look on Pinterest for some creative, low-cost “promposal” ideas and cut costs on flowers by shopping at the grocery store instead of the florist. Prom can be just as magical even on a budget! Continue reading
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Kids + Extracurricular Activities = $$$

It's National Son's Day! If you have sons or daughters as active in extracurricular activities as mine, you know how draining that can be on your checkbook. Check out these money saving tips when it comes to paying for ALL THE THINGS! Continue reading
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How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

Making a budget is the most basic, but in some ways the most difficult, step toward financial security. We’ve got a simple six-step process to make it easy! Continue reading
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Budget Bootcamp

Rosemarie Groner and her husband found themselves $30K in debt with their finances in disarray, and managed to turn it all around thanks to her self-developed 90 Day Budget Bootcamp. For those struggling with how to make a budget and stick to it, her blog is a wealth of information. Check it out! Continue reading
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How Much Money Should I Keep in My Checking Account?

You want to make your money work for you so how much should you keep in your checking account versus a savings or other higher interest earning account? The following blog gives you a few ideas and different options when it comes to making the most of your money! Continue reading