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The Key to Finding Travel Deals for your Next Family Vacation

Family vacations are one of the most rewarding and adventuresome ways a family can spend their time together. However, planning a family vacation can be stressful, especially when trying to find a deal. There are no shortage of travel destinations, but not all places are created equal and costs can vary by thousands of dollars. How can you save your family money this year when planning a vacation? Be Flexible. The reality of budget family“The Key to Finding Travel Deals for your Next Family Vacation”

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Cheap Gifts for Teachers (that they won’t re-gift!)

The two most stressful times of your child’s school year are the beginning and the end. At the start of the school year, there are open houses, new class schedules and getting back into the normal routine after a long, lazy summer. As for the end of the school year, there’s the issue of finding the perfect gift for your child’s teacher. Best Cheap Gifts for Teachers This is something I struggle with every year“Cheap Gifts for Teachers (that they won’t re-gift!)”

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Five Tips for Saving Money in Your Everyday Life

Greetings, money savers! If you read my blog A Theory of Change, you know saving money is one of my favorite things. So today I’ll share five easy tips for saving money, so you can set aside a little of your hard-earned cash going forward. Stop paying too much for banking Do you know how much you’re spending on bank fees? If not, you’re not alone. A lot of people don’t pay attention to those“Five Tips for Saving Money in Your Everyday Life”

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Six Frugal Habits You Need Now

Control your financial future with these top 6 habits of frugal people Getting your spending under control isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s a daily struggle! If you’ve ever wondered what makes frugal people so good at being… well… frugal, you’ve come to the right place. There are a lot of smaller behaviors we can change to increase our financial control. For my husband and me, we conquered our savings goals by setting up our savings account“Six Frugal Habits You Need Now”

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9 Money-Saving Christmas Traditions

This week, I’ve teamed up with FinancesforFamilies.com to bring you the best money-saving Christmas traditions. Don’t miss a beat – keep reading! Christmas is almost here! A time for celebrating with our families and friends, for giving and receiving, and for parading around in your tackiest Christmas sweater (think flashing lights, tinsel and holiday puns all in one garment). However, if you’re like most American families, it’s also a time for overspending. Did you know the“9 Money-Saving Christmas Traditions”

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Top 5 Money-Saving Secrets for a Stress-Free Christmas

How You Can Have a Stress-Free Christmas This Year Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But is it really? With the parties, the gifts, the Christmas cards, the family photos, and rushing from one party to the next, it can quickly spiral out of control. And when you add being on a budget to the mix? Yikes. How are you supposed to balance the extra expenses of gifts, food“Top 5 Money-Saving Secrets for a Stress-Free Christmas”

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Save More Money with these Affordable Christmas Traditions

Broke this Christmas? You’re not alone. More than half of all Americans admit to having less than $1,000 in their savings account. Since Christmas is the season of giving, I often find myself overspending out of fear of looking greedy or being seen as a “Scrooge.” But it’s time to stop. We don’t have to blow our budget to impress anyone else or to create memories with our families. And – oh! – can you“Save More Money with these Affordable Christmas Traditions”

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How To Get Ahead When You’re So Far Behind

Are you counting down the days until your next payday? Do you want so desperately to get ahead of your bills, to add some cushion to your savings account, to feel some peace when it comes to your finances? When money is tight, it’s hard for me to think about anything else. I feel stressed out and all I see are the shiny new things advertised online and tv, the fancy vacations I don’t get to“How To Get Ahead When You’re So Far Behind”

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Blow Your Budget? How to Get Back On Track

I blew our family’s budget this month and it’s bad. We way overspent and now I’m struggling to get back on track. Have you done that? (Goodness, I hope I’m not the only one!) Part of me really doesn’t want to go back to being on a budget. It’s no fun! But now that reality is sinking in, I’m genuinely concerned with how the bills at the beginning of the month are going to get“Blow Your Budget? How to Get Back On Track”

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Control Your Spending with the 50/30/20 Rule

When trying to control your spending seems like a never-ending battle, I’m here to tell you there is hope. You can simplify your spending and get your finances under control with this simple budget hack. The 50/30/20 rule for budgeting is easy to start and even easier to stick to in the long-term. After all, what’s the point in creating a complex budgeting system you can’t stick to? The best budgets start with simplicity –“Control Your Spending with the 50/30/20 Rule”

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