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Why Your Financial Problems Are Like Dirty Dishes

By on Nov 7, 2013 in Budget, Credit Report, Debt | 20 comments

The other day I was scrubbing a dish that had been sitting in the sink for over a day and I was getting slightly aggravated. I realized that it took me much longer to clean the dish than if I would have just cleaned it immediately when I was done with it. Then it dawned on me, our finances can have a similar result. The longer you wait to clean up your financial...

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The 4 Best Personal Finance Apps for Your Smartphone

By on Apr 22, 2013 in Budget | 11 comments

Balance a checkbook. Create a budget. Set up accounts to better control your finances. Open up a retirement savings account. These are all steps one would like to take when it comes to controlling ones finances. We all have the desire to keep our money in control and we all want to be as responsible as we can when it comes to our spending and saving. But, how many...

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10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

By on Apr 11, 2013 in Budget | 17 comments

If you are trying to stick to a budget, you have to control how much you spend on groceries. It is one of the largest areas where we spend money each month and if you are not careful it has the potential to break your budget by hundreds of dollars. Want to stay on track and cut your grocery bill in half? 10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill   1. Plan ahead When you...

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How to Create a Budget That Works

By on Feb 21, 2013 in Budget | 13 comments

I had someone ask me recently, “How do I put together a budget?” It dawned on me that budgeting is not a straight forward process. It does take some explaining as well as trial and error to start to get the hang of it. Here is how to create a budget:   1. Gather All of Your Financial Data This includes bank statements, credit card statements, or any...

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No Spending Challenge – $100 Cash Giveaway

By on Jan 17, 2013 in Budget | 10 comments

Do you find it challenging to not spend money? Does it feel like there is always something to buy every time you get a paycheck? If so, this challenge is for you. No Spending Challenge If you want to get on track with your finances then consider this challenge to not spend money. Here are some tips on how to make it through the challenge without going crazy: 1....

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Mint Review: Track Your Finances Online for Free

By on Dec 14, 2012 in Banking, Budget, Reviews | 10 comments

Do you want to get a handle on your spending? Have you ever thought about tracking your finances? It is amazing how fast money can disappear if we don’t have a plan. There are many different resources out there to help you manage your finances, however, there is one website that I use that has helped us to become debt-free (except the home) and it is Mint.com....

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