How to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Emergencies


In the wake of the latest string of natural disasters it’s important to be prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. Extreme weather events can take people by surprise causing destruction and devastation that can wreak havoc on our homes and lives. We share some ways you can be prepared. Create Go Kits: A Go Kit [...]

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10 Steps to Get out of Debt

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Reducing debt is the cornerstone of leading a more financially sound lifestyle. With less debt you’ll have more money to save, invest, and to use for things you enjoy. Getting rid of debt is tough, but with these 10 steps you’ll be able to dig your way out of debt. 1. Create an emergency fund. [...]

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The Ultimate Holiday Planning Guide

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It may only be mid-October but it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. Stores are already stocking their holiday supplies, and planning ahead can save you money and time. Guide to Holiday Planning: Calendar: A calendar is essential to keep track of when you travel, days when school isn’t in session, and whose [...]

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What You Can Learn from Financial Bloggers About Being Frugal

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We shared our advice on who to meet at FinCon, a blogging conference for financial bloggers, and came home with advice from a variety of bloggers post-FinCon. We asked these personal finance rock stars to share their best frugal advice. Here’s what they had to share: Follow Your Passion Phil’s advice has led to the [...]

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7 Tips for Living on One Income (or Less)


Living on less is the key to making your money count. Most financial gurus will tell you to live on a portion of your income, and bank extra income or raises. So even if you aren’t a couple or family you can still live on ‘one income’ by living on less. It sounds simple, but [...]

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25 Fall Family Activities for Less


Fall is nearly here with cooler air, falling leaves, and lots of fun for the whole family. There are many ways you can spend your time this fall, but these are a few that will maximize the fun and cost little to nothing! Here are a list of 25, what things do you like to [...]

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How to Perform an Expense Audit


One of the wisest financial moves you can make is to ensure your money is being spent consciously. No, that doesn’t mean you’re spending while you sleep. It means many of us go on autopilot when it comes to bills and expenses without considering why we’re spending. Taking the time to set up a budget [...]

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15 Easy Ways to Live on Less


Living on less is the best way to make a huge impact on your finances. What could you do with the ‘extra’ money you find in your budget? ¬†You could use it to help you pay off debt, save more, or to reach a financial goal. The possibilities are endless. 1. Use deals and coupons: [...]

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Tips for Back to School on a Budget


Going back to school doesn’t mean breaking the bank, but it can be an expensive endeavor if you don’t plan ahead. No matter your or your kids’ ages using these tips will help you save big bucks on back to school shopping. Set a Budget: Whether you’re headed to college, or sending your child to [...]

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