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10 ways to live more frugal right now

We have lived frugally for as long as my husband and I have been together. There, of course, have been times in our 8-year relationship where we lived less frugally than others, but the majority of the time we watch what we spend closely. In my opinion, while frugal living is a lifestyle, it is more of a state of …

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14 budget recipes, cheap easy meals you should try

If your budget looks anything like mine, food always seems to make up a huge portion of it. So I’m always on the lookout for cheap and easy meals that I can make on a budget. But the downfall of making cheap meals is often times they can get boring fast and not taste great. Thankfully, this is not true …

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14 ways to save money now

  When you are struggling for money every little bit saved makes a big difference. Whether you are trying to pay off debt, saving for a big purchase, or just trying to be financially responsible, these small ways to save money now should not only help you succeed but make you feel like you are actually making progress! We started …

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Making a budget that works for your family

Growing up my parents always stressed to me how important making a budget was. Even when I was little we planned out how to spend birthday money, Christmas money, and anything else we got. Making a budget seemed ingrained in me, but when I was all on my own I realized it was still a lot harder than I thought …

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How I made my first $46.46 blogging | May 2018 Income Report

  I’m going to be super honest in this post, this blog is definitely at least 2 years old as of 2018 and I JUST started making money. However, I also just really started trying to make it work a little over a month ago. In the beginning of April 2018 I had no pageviews and I hadn’t written a blog post …

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Best gifts for Dad under $25

All Dads seem to have this intuition for all knowing to say they don’t need anything for Fathers Day, Birthdays, or Christmas. Plus, the things you do know they want is way out of price range for a family on a budget. Yeah, sorry not sorry, you are not getting a Tesla for Father’s Day sweetie. If you are anything like …

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7 Easy ways to save money with a newborn

  There is no denying it, new babies are expensive! Even if you are a budgeting pro a newborn can throw your finances for a loop. In our first year of trying to save money, we had a one-year-old and learned a few tricks. Now we are about to have a newborn and our life along with our budget are going …

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How to stay on budget when you are overwhelmed with paying off debt

  We all hit that point in being frugal and paying off debt where it just seems like it’s all too much. Maybe you have been hitting the grind hard and it just seems like you are just not getting anywhere. Maybe you ended up with more debt this year than you wanted to accrue due to unforeseen circumstances and it …

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6 Easy hairstyles for busy moms

You know what you don’t have time for when you have a new baby or a toddler running around? Really that could be answered in lots of ways, but today’s answer is doing your hair. In the everyday mess of things doing your hair doesn’t seem like a big deal. But I firmly believe that actually taking the 5 minutes to …

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How we paid off almost $32,000 in debt in one year

I’m currently looking at the title of this blog sitting in disbelief that I am actually the one writing it. Over the year 2017 my husband and I paid off $31,914.14 in debt, and it was not easy! We paid off both of our cars, several student loans, some medical debt, and of course some house debt. This post will …