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Budgeting

It’s a New Year! (for parents anyways)

It's almost the end of summer and for most it's the beginning of a new year. Forget New Year's! For all those who have kids in school August and September are the real beginning of the new year. As a mother of 2, my year begins now and ends summer [...]

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Budgeting

How To Save Money on Back to School Supplies

Read the full article where these tips were first published: How To Save Money on Back to School Supplies. 1. Make a budget and stick to it. If you have older kids, let them know in advance how much they have to spend. This way they can pick [...]

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Rant

This is a condescending post

Here Goes: Make coffee at home. Don't eat out. Don't buy things you don't need. Get less manicures. So reads the lists of “50 ways to save money and become a millionaire overnight” that every personal finance blog and website [...]

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Savings

Why I Didn’t Get a Raise

Well, actually I did get a raise. Sort of. My boss gave me a raise but I didn't give it to myself. What do I mean? Right now I am at the point where I am "making it" day to day but there are still goals that I need to meet. My emergency fund is [...]

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Budgeting, Savings

3 Tips to Boost your Savings

In order to save money you have to set systems in place. When you are following a set of rules that you make for yourself it is easier to make sure that you save. So I recommend having a specific amount of money that is set aside each month- [...]

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Savings

The Best Saving Tip

The best saving tip I can give you is to: just do it. That's right- don't think about whether you can afford to save right now or even the best vehicle for your money. Just open a savings account and start. It doesn't need to be fancy, you don't [...]

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It’s Not Easy

It's not easy being on a strict budget- especially when it is a very, very tight one. When you are constantly having to cut things out and do with less it can be very depressing. There are times when I feel like I just want to buy whatever I [...]

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Recipes

“Ratatouille”

I love this recipe because it so versatile. You can add or subtract any of the vegetables if you can't find them or if they are too expensive for you. I threw this together after a not very-satisfactory grocery shopping trip. I took the cheap [...]

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Food, Recipes

Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers

I am not a professional cook and I don't usually write formal recipes- but these were just so good that I had to type it up and share. I served mine with a salad on the side. This is a great budget-friendly alternative to veggie burgers! 4 [...]

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