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5 Budget Leaks You Want to Plug Now

Budget Leak

It is much easier to waste money than most people realize. You might have the best of intentions to control your spending, yet money still leaks out of your budget without you even noticing. These budget leaks might not be huge, but they can add up to cost you big time at the end of the month – or the ... Read More »

3 Ways to Have a Frugal Night Out


Until I pay off my debt, I’m living on a pretty strict budget. I do allow myself a bit of “fun money” each month for entertainment and the like, but it’s very limited. If I were to continue to have nights out with my friends that were the same as before I started living on a budget, my “fun money” wouldn’t ... Read More »

Fun and Cheap Christmas Activities for Kids

The holidays are generally a time to spend money, and much of that money is focused on kids. We always set a fairly low budget for Christmas gifts for our kids, and along with that, we work to do some other fun and cheap Christmas activities for kids – activities that enhance the joy of the holiday season without breaking ... Read More »

Setting Financial Goals for the New Year

financial goals

I know it’s only November and we haven’t yet had our Thanksgiving turkey in the U.S., but I’ve already started planning what my financial goals for 2015 will be. Lots of people won’t start talking about their goals for the New Year until January, but in my opinion you should start planning now for what you want to accomplish next ... Read More »

Top 5 Tax Tips If You’re Self Employed

Tax Tips

Sometimes being self-employed can feel like a drag because of those quarterly tax bills you have to mail in every few months. But what if you could find a way to bring down your overall income and save money on your tax bill? Believe it or not, it is possible to do both by keeping track of various expenses along ... Read More »