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Five Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

Five Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

Are you looking for ways to save on monthly expenses? Monthly expenses can add up very quickly, and we sometimes overpay for things we can get at a more affordable rate. Periodically, it’s a good idea to review your budget, line by line, and look for ways to save money. Here are a few ideas [...]

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

Tired of wasting money on curriculum? Read these 10 budget friendly tips to start saving today!   Are you a home educating parent, or hoping to be one? If so, you already know the standard formula for selecting curriculum. It goes something like this:   Nervous Parent + Bazillions of Options x Teensie Weensie Budget [...]

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare! Don’t get poked by high costs. It may not seem possible to save money on healthcare. Everything just seems to be getting more and more expensive. A simple blood test can cost as much as $100.00. Not to mention the rising cost of caring for our elderly as we enter the baby [...]

Why consolidating your bills might be the best decision you make in 2012

Why consolidating your bills might be the best decision you make in 2012

Guest Post by Brad Swain Bill consolidation, or debt consolidation, is the process of combining loans such as auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards into a single fixed-term loan. This allows you to make one monthly payment to one creditor instead of making multiple payments to many creditors. Loan consolidation can be beneficial in a [...]

credit card debt

The Truth About Credit Card Debt

Do you struggle with credit card debt? I wrote an article this week for Social Moms called Five Reasons to Cut Up Your Credit Cards Today.  I believe that one of the reasons many families get (and stay!) in debt is because of credit cards.  Credit cards make it oh-so-easy to buy things that we [...]

Should Kids Get an Allowance?

Should Kids Get an Allowance?

Should kids get an allowance?  Some parents say yes, kids should get an allowance, and some say no.  I started thinking about this topic after writing an article for Social Moms, 8 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Children About Money.  While each family has to make the best decision that works for them, in [...]

My Journey with Medical Debt

My Journey with Medical Debt

Do you ever get the feeling that you’ll never get out of debt?  That you’ll never get ahead?  I am there now and it is due to our medical bills.  It  has been one thing after another with us, and the day we get these medical bills paid off, I am inviting all of you [...]

How to Build an Emergency Cash Fund

How to Build an Emergency Cash Fund

Do you have an emergency cash fund?  I’m not talking about $50.00 in your sock drawer you can use to order pizza when you don’t have anything to cook, or a $20 bill that you’ve tucked away in the glove compartment in case you need gas. I’m talking about a real emergency fund – the [...]

How to Get Out of the Debt Cycle

How to Get Out of the Debt Cycle

It’s a scenario all too many of us are familiar with: getting into debt, and spending each month trying in vain to pay it off. And once you’re in that cycle, it can be very hard to get out. Some people end up in a debt cycle without even realizing. Do you nearly always end the [...]

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