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An Easy Way to Give and Save Simultaneously

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Years ago, during a very cold winter, I went to a church activity and there was a guy there who had no coat. He was very thin, had on a thin shirt, and I could tell he was trying to hide the fact that he was shivering. I knew him pretty well so I felt

31 Step Financial Fitness Boot Camp Course

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Do you feel like you are never going to make it out of debt? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Or perhaps your just wanting to save more for retirement? No worries. You’re at the right place. Karen my financially savvy sister and co-author of our book, Living a Rich Life as a

Practical Ways to Keep the Holiday Season Stress-Free, Affordable, & Meaningful

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This time of year it is easy to overspend and over stress. Recently, I wrote about three ways to have a stress free and affordable holiday season here and I’ve been doing my best to follow them. The three tips came recommended by SunTrust Bank on being meaningful with your means and cutting out stress

How to Save Money on Renovating and Decorating a Living Room

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Making a living room comfortable and decorating it nicely doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Today I’m sharing how we renovated our family room from the caving in walls and part of a missing ceiling to what it looks like now for about $2,000. That includes new doors, part of a ceiling and walls, flooring, paint,

How to Save Money on a Disney Vacation

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Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming…..and expensive. This last summer my family went to San Diego. Before we left my brother and I were trying to find great deals on Disney tickets and find ways to save money. It was uncharted territory for me and truthfully I had a hard time finding the best

Secrets, Tips, and General Information about Obamacare

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There are a lot of things to know about Marketplace Healthcare or Obamacare. After being on it a year, doing significant research, and talking to many people who are on it I share some tips, secrets (things I really wished I had known about Obamacare before choosing a plan in the marketplace), and overall general

How to Save Money on Christmas Gifts Conveniently

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year! Yet, it can be tough on the budget. I think that celebrating the holidays should be more about spending time together and enjoying this time of the year and less about worrying about the pocket book. Thus, I do my best to plan and prepare gift buying

How to Calculate Your Real Debt and the Quickest-Least Expensive Way to Pay It Off

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It is often a good thing to take a look at a debt calculator to find the total Real Debt (debt+ interest) that you will pay and when you will have it paid off. If you use a tool like this  you can determine the least expensive way (least amount of interest) you will pay

3 Tips to Planning a Stress-Free and Affordable Holiday Season

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite holidays. It is a wonderful time of the year! Yet, it can be very stressful and expensive. Some of my favorite holiday memories and moments were those that did not involve stress or extravagance. As I think about past holiday seasons, I remember tons of free (or

How to Save Money on Energy Bills

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  Energy is a big expense. When I say energy I’m referring to power/electric, and gas. These bills can be very high if you own a home in a less temperate area. It makes sense to try to lower your bills if you can do so with relative ease. Here is a list of what

How to Save Money on Emergency Food Storage

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Having a food storage for emergencies, job loss, economic disasters, etc. is very important. It brings a peace of mind to any parent knowing that they will be able to provide food for themselves and family during tough times. I have grown up being taught that you should have a 3 month supply of food

How Furthering Your Education Can Be Cost Effective, Convenient, and Attainable.

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My great grandfather, great grandmother, my grandmother, my mom, and I span four generations. All of us have graduated from a university or similar schooling. We all really value education and working hard to attain a degree. My ancestors really had to work hard, make sacrifices, and be strong in order to attain an education.

How to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

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The average kitchen remodel costs $25,000-$100,000 depending on location (including appliances). There are many ways to reduce this gigantic figure. Sometimes you do have to sacrifice quality for price but sometimes you don’t. In the examples below I will show you two kitchens that I have helped to remodel which have been done for tens

How to Save on Home Renovations

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When we found my dream home. Although it was a ‘fixer upper’ it had a great floor plan, had many endearing features, matched up with most all of my ‘must-haves’ and ‘wants’, and was in the right price range. We had bid on another house shortly before we found our home but since it was a

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