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A surprising way to save money that works

It started at the drug store. Do I need more lotion? Umm I’m not sure, so I’ll get some just in case. Deodorant? I think I’m low. Throw it in. What was different about this store run is when I got home; I actually looked in the cabinets to see what I had really needed. […] Read more…

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How to vote with your dollars

I love this quote by Anna Lappe. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” I have a awesome farmers market within walking distance of my house. The produce is organic, locally sourced, fresh and tasty. Shopping there is definitely more expensive then going to my local […] Read more…

Investing: It’s a lot like laundry

Managing your money efficiently can sometimes feel like a chore. (Even to me from time to time!) It’s the same with household chores. I love my house clean, but the actual cleaning it part? Not so much. But if I had to pick, I would say my favorite chore to do is laundry. After some […] Read more…

How to identify your money leaks

Spending one afternoon binge shopping at the local outlet mall is a pretty easy expense to call out. It’s easily identified, you say, “Oops! No shopping for a while” and move on. Small expenses are harder to identify. You need to have small indulgences built into your spending plan to keep it viable. But there […] Read more…

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How big how big of an emergency fund do you need?

We are back this week, breaking down the advice of financial gurus Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. Last week we looked at how to pay down your debt and this week we’re tackling emergency funds. Question: How Big of an Emergency Fund do you need? Dave says your emergency fund should be 3-6 months of living […] Read more…

Two strategies to pay off your debt

There is a lot of personal finance advice out there! I personally love to read all the latest books on money management, but I realize not everyone is that big of a money nerd. So today I’m going to break down the guru wisdom of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman and tell you how you […] Read more…

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