This post may contain some affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more information. A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don’t think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it......
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Every time one of my kids walks down the stairs I’m always sure to blurt out “Be careful!” I have two little girls at home, ages seven and four. I watch them wobble down the stairs with toys and blankets (and whatever else they can grab) in their hands so they can keep playing. At......
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Have you ever been hit with an unexpected financial need such as a car repair, home repair, or school cost and you didn’t know where the money was going to come from to pay for it? I’ve been there. Many. Times. Learning how to take care of these situations can help you not only in......
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I will never forget the very first moment we added it all up. My student loans, plus my fiance’s. As we looked at the final number, my eyes grew wide and filled with tears. $90,000 in debt? What were we going to do? My then-fiance and I are both financially responsible, risk-averse, wise people. We dislike debt, work hard, and save money. But private college is EXPENSIVE, and a story like ours is not unusual for people our age. We got married in July of 2016, saddled with this huge amount of student loan debt, with one goal: Pay it off! After...
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These days, in order to get ahead financially in the job market, continuously being on the lookout for opportunities outside your company is almost a necessity. If you do research and you are on the lower end of the salary average for your position, one of the best ways to raise your salary is to......
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Hey All! Today I’ve got a great guest post from Mrs. Picky Pincher! Mrs. Picky Pincher is the blogger and money-saving maven at Picky Pinchers. She writes about living the good life while paying off $225,000 of debt. Enjoy and comment! When I announced my engagement in October of 2014, family and friends were elated. And......
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If there is one thing extremely valuable that I have learned when it comes to personal finance is that not everything will work for everyone. That applies to paying off debt as well. As of June 2017, the total collective American revolving credit card debt surpassed the previous high of $1.02 trillion set in April......
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My family and I just got back from our yearly week-long trip to Colorado. We love going out to Colorado, partially for the amazing views and partially to visit our awesome family. This year the highlight of the trip was hiking a trail called Devil’s Head Lookout. It’s a fire lookout tower on the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It has some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen....
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One of my greatest role models for how to be “Atypical” with your money is Mr. Milton S. Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company. He was truly a forward thinking entrepreneur and really wanted to bless people with his money. Milton Hershey was born in 1857 to Henry and Veronica “Fanny” Hershey on a......
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A while back, my wife and I had a “little” problem in our home. We had some mice. Not a mouse…mice…as in more than one, which I guess is normal. It was dirty and annoying! Looking back on the situation, it gave me some valuable lessons in personal finance that I will never forget. I’m......
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