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10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary on a Budget

Life is filled with reasons to celebrate: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, newborn babies, promotions… it doesn’t matter the time of year, there’s always a reason to spend money. But what happens when you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you’re broke when your anniversary rolls around? How do you celebrate your anniversary on a budget? This time of year is especially difficult when it comes to celebrations. It’s graduation AND wedding season! My calendar is full of“10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary on a Budget”

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4 Easy (and Cheap!) Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. This week I have a very special treat for you all. My daughter Nora wanted to contribute to the blog and she wrote this one completely by herself! (Proud mom moment!) She’s 11 years old and in the fifth grade. And she tells me all the time that “you shouldn’t start a sentence with the word ‘and’” (and I do vaguely remember that was my academic“4 Easy (and Cheap!) Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs”

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Top 5 Gifts your Tween Daughter Actually Wants for Christmas

Being a girl is hard. Being a tween girl is almost impossible! And if you’re like me – a mom to a tween girl – you’re struggling with what to put under the Christmas tree this year. As your tween girl teeters somewhere between the child you know and love to maturing into a full-blown teenager and leaving the land of make-believe behind, it is tough to figure out exactly what they want.  Lucky for“Top 5 Gifts your Tween Daughter Actually Wants for Christmas”

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31 Free Ways Families Can Give Thanks this Season

When focusing on a debt-free future, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in our own world of budgeting and spreadsheets that we lose sight of the true meaning behind why we’re doing what we’re doing. To be more generous. Think of the money I could give to the church, to help out friends and family, to save for my child’s college education, if I didn’t have all this debt. But while we’re busy saving“31 Free Ways Families Can Give Thanks this Season”

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving

When it comes to the holidays, budgets are tough. Who am I kidding – budgets are tough all year long! But there’s something different about Thanksgiving – we enter the season of joyful giving. When our budgets are tight, it isn’t easy to give graciously.  What we fail to realize is that more money does not equal more fun (or more love). But this year will be different. This year we can stick to our“Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving”

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It’s Not Too Late to Have a Debt-Free Christmas

Cooler temperatures have descended upon us. The trees are changing from a deep lush green to shades of red, yellow and orange. The seasons are changing and fall is here. And with fall comes the reality that Christmas is just around the corner.   Yes, I know. “It’s not even Halloween yet!” I can hear you. And I agree. But this is important.   Christmas is coming. In fact, there are only 67 days –“It’s Not Too Late to Have a Debt-Free Christmas”

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