5 Fun Ways to Save Money

Note: this article contains affiliate links I have a confession to make: I am not a natural saver. While I like having the comfort and security of knowing that I have a nice fat emergency fund as my cushion between me and life, there is a part of me that would love to...

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How I Crushed $56,000 of Debt to Have a Debt Free Life

“I-I-I-I’m Debt Fre-e-e-e-e-e-e-e!” I was never so excited to utter those words than I was on March 5, 2015. I can tell you it was a long five-year journey with many twists and turns. But with persistence and focus, I was able to achieve a financial milestone that...

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How to Create an Emergency Fund

Emergencies are going to happen. As long as you are living and breathing, you will have emergencies in your life. Job loss, a death in the family, a medical event, a flat tire. So, if we know emergencies are going to happen, why do we choose not to prepare for them?...

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How to Start Budgeting Without the Overwhelm

Budgeting. The word alone just freaks people out when they hear it. Right? I mean, whenever I think of budgeting, at least in my past life when I thought of budgeting, I thought of constraint, no fun, following the rules, and being told what I could spend my money on....

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5 Easy Steps to Set (And Reach) Your Financial Goals

Goals. It’s such a small word but it can strike fear in the hearts of so many. What do you think of when you hear that word? Big? Looming? A mountain that seems impossible to attain? Something that appears to be off in the distant and feels aspirational, but you are...

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Why I Started Every Single Dollar

Several months ago, I completely stepped away from my blog. I was making a move to a new city. My health issues with my autoimmune disease had gotten out of hand. And to be honest, I hadn’t been very consistent with my writing. In fact, I hadn’t done any writing at...

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