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Category Archives: Budgeting

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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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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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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Budgeting, Food

Eating Healthy on a Budget

It's hard to eat health food on a budget. Health food is expensive!  But you don’t need to buy expensive foods to eat healthfully. Here are some tips to help: 1. Cut down on animal-based proteins. Anyways it is healthier. Dr. Greger has [...]

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Budgeting, Food

Going Grocery Shopping

Part of this post originally appeared in an article on Student Loan Hero's Blog. Read that article here. We've all heard the common advice about shopping on a budget: make a list and stick to it. We've all heard it. Plan out what you need and [...]

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Budgeting

Traveling

Vacations and traveling are fun but can get really expensive. Hotels, flights, rental cars-these all add up scarily quickly. So how can you see the world and enjoy your vacations without breaking the bank? The best way to travel on a budget [...]

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Budgeting

Budgeting With an Uneven Paycheck

Some people get a set paycheck every month, but for many people this is not the case. What do you do if your paycheck fluctuates? How can you budget if your paycheck depend on your hours, your overtime or your commission? How do you create a budget [...]

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Budgeting with an “Envelope” System

How do you decide on where to put your money? You want to save but you also want to live a little. Don't forget bills! And what do you do with expenses that you are anticipating?   Here is a basic budgeting system:   The best [...]

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