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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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Product of The Month –> Debit Card Sleeves with Ledger!

January 6, 2020
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I know the month’s only got started, but I’m calling it now – this is The Product of The Month! Debit/credit card sleeves that come with mini ledgers! So you can track stuff on the go!! Love this $hit, haha… And if that’s not exciting on its own, check out the price: $2.75 WITH FREE SHIPPING!! Got turned on to these by Dan B. and […]

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What were your most memorable purchases this year?

December 31, 2019
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Happy New Year’s Eve!! Anyone partying it up a la 1999 tonight? I was pulling an all-nighter with my college friends back then, which is a far cry from what we’ll be doing tonight – SLEEPING IN ALL NIGHT after a cup or two of hot cocoa with our kids, depending on how wild we want to get ;) Before we get to all that […]

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8 Money Challenges For The New Year!

December 27, 2019
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Morning!! Christmas treat you alright this year? :) Did you do good and NOT think about money at all throughout it? Either way – time to get back to business and up our game in the New Year! To help with that, here are some of my favorite Money Challenges to consider as you’re making plans and setting up goals… Sometimes making a game out […]

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Are you done with your Christmas shopping already?!

December 16, 2019
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Are you done with your Christmas shopping already?! If so… Haha… But seriously though, well done you!! Impressive! Personally, I’m just getting started on it all as my wife tends to take on the Gift Fairy role in our family, but wanted to chime in with some of our “rules” of gift giving over the years, as well as two *new* ones we’re trying out […]

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Our new couch battle – am I in the wrong?

December 10, 2019
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So I’ve had an “interesting” time this week with a popular furniture store chain, and curious to see if I’m completely out of place here or have every right to be as frustrated as they’ve made me lately ;) Here’s the play-by-play as succinctly as I could make it, though the reality is that it spanned 5 days and 12 different chats between phone, text […]

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Let’s use up those forgotten gift cards!

December 4, 2019
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Morning! So today is not National Use Your Gift Card Day, but I just learned that it’s a thing (celebrated January 18th in 2020), and rather than wait for that glorious day to come I thought we’d kick off the party early since EVERY DAY is a great day to cash in those forgotten gifts ;) And forgotten is an understatement as apparently we give […]

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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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Our “No Spend” Year

November 19, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a fantastic journey from Allysgrandma who took on a No Spend Year this year and is now going on indefinitely… Amazing how well we can adapt (and save!!!) when we actually focus and get a little creative! Congrats, Allysgrandma! It totally changed my life years ago too :) (Though I was much less brave and only shot for a month, haha…] ******* We […]

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A list of things I’ve never bought *new* before

November 18, 2019
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I was talking with a friend the other day on how I never buy anything new, only to realize how DEAD WRONG I was when I actually went to jot them all down, haha… Literally only came up with two things, although they are the biggest things: A car A house Now secretly I’d love to one day experience both of these even though I […]

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A list of scary things I used to be addicted to (!)

October 31, 2019
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Happy Halloween, everyone! Found this in my journal the other night and had a good laugh: Funny how much we can change over the years! Literally not one of them is in my daily life anymore, but I distinctly remember how each of them once made me *feel* :) Diet Coke – ENERGETIC!! Bottled Water – HYDRATED! iPhone – CONNECTED! Lottery Tickets – THRILLING! Domain […]

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“Just one time!”

October 24, 2019
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You ever catch yourself saying that whenever you’re about to splurge on something?? “JUST ONE TIME!” And then that one time becomes two times, and then three, and then before you know it you now have yourself a regular line item in your budget? ;) I don’t know if there’s a term for that (accidental lifestyle inflation?), but a commenter recently reminded me of it […]

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The Problem with “Free” (and My 2 New Yard Sale Rules)

October 21, 2019
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Morning!! I know we’re late into the yard sale season here, but I recently enacted two new rules for my kids while out shopping, and I’m realizing more and more how effective they are for us adults too ;) Let me know what you think: Rule #1: No more getting anything for FREE! I don’t know if your kids do this, but mine have been […]

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Phrases to use instead of “I Don’t Want to Spend Money”

October 16, 2019
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Caught this on Twitter and had to reshare! Great alternatives! So many of us struggle with saying “no” to stuff, but it’s not because we don’t care or *want* to do a lot of these things, it’s simply ’cause we’re trying to keep our $$$ reigned in! So having an arsenal of lines like this is SMART to have in your pockets for whenever you […]

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