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What to do When You Dread Budgeting

What to do When You Dread Budgeting

Budgeting is an ever necessary evil if you have financial goals you are working toward. Budgets themselves aren’t evil. In fact, they are very useful for things like paying off debt, saving money and more. Budgets can be anything and fit any need. Having a budget doesn’t mean you can’t spend money. In fact, if you are planning a vacation, you ... Read More »

4 Money Myths That Are Costing You Money

Money Myths

There is no lack of money-related advice available today, thanks in large part to the plethora of personal finance blogs on the internet. 😉 You don’t have to look far to find tips and tricks on how to save money. In general, that is a good thing – unless you are receiving bad advice. If you are using tips on ... Read More »

5 Financial Firsts for New College Graduates

College Graduate

Graduating from college and heading out into the “real world” is an exciting time. You may be living on your own for the first time (not counting the dorms or your college town apartment), and you probably are hoping to get your career started shortly. After spending most of your life going to school, it feels like you finally get ... Read More »

3 Money Mistakes I Made in 2014

money mistakes

As I read Kayla’s post on 3 ways she’s getting financially serious in 2015, it reminded me of the money mistakes I made in 2014. Kayla and I both have a commitment to do better financially next year. In the case of my husband and myself, we need to  recognize and own up to our money mistakes before we can ... Read More »

3 Financial Goals That Will Benefit Everyone

financial goals

January seems to be the popular time to make financial goals and plans for the upcoming year, but where do you start? Every person, every family, every financial situation is different. A goal to pay off debt may or may not apply to you, and a goal to save more money may not be an option if you’ve got a heavy ... Read More »