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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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Budgeting

I Don’t Need Hand Weights to Exercise

I don't need hand weights to exercise or how I exercise on a really tight budget.. I started exercising. I haven't done any real exercise in a while and I decided it was about time I started again. I really wanted to go to a Pilates class in [...]

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My Goals For This Year

Happy 2018! Its New Year's Resolutions time! Just as in our self-growth, having financial goals and resolutions are very important. Working towards a goal is motivating and empowering. Without a goal- what are you working towards? What is the [...]

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Budgeting, Savings

Peppermint Bark?

The holidays are tough time to be tight on money. Besides for all the presents, traveling expenses, loss of pay (for some), there are so many extras that are so enticing. Hot chocolate! Fancy doughnuts! Trader Joe's Peppermint Bark! You get the [...]

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Budgeting, Savings

Did You Get A Holiday Bonus?

Are you one of the lucky few to get a holiday bonus this year? Fingers crossed that I get one this year! So... what to do with that extra cash? If you have a lot of debt, you're out of luck, no fun things for you. Put it all towards one of [...]

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Budgeting

It’s Not A Deal If You Can’t Afford It

A deal is only a deal if you can afford it… Keep on repeating that to yourself as all the Black Friday deals start popping up on your feed and you pass all those ads. The peer pressure can also be overwhelming as you see and hear about everyone's [...]

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