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Budgeting

5 Secret Money Management Tips for Couples

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5 secret money management tips for couples

Money management is notoriously challenging for couples but definitely easier to handle if you’re by yourself. Add your significant other and it can spell disaster. When I was single, dealing with finances was simple. And I naively thought that they would stay that way when I got married. But during the first year of marriage, I was […] Read more…

Do This One Thing Now to Never Pay Late Fees Again

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You’ve paid late fees more than once this past year. Ahem! You could have gone out to dinner or gotten a nice top from Thredup instead! Bills have a habit of sneaking up on you, even though the same ones come every month. What’s up with that? You don’t have a good way of tracking those bills that […] Read more…

Budgeting 101: How to Get Started

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budget worksheet

It’s important to live on a budget and not overspend these days. The best way to do this is to use a personal budget worksheet that you refer to every month. Putting together a personal budget is not hard. It’s staying within your budget that’s challenging. The goal is to spend less than you make. […] Read more…

Free Budget Worksheet (No Longer Available)

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budget worksheet

Was it your New Year’s Resolution to start a budget? It’s not too late to start. You’re not a failure. Oh heck no! I was overwhelmed at first that I didn’t know where to start. It’s like when I drive to a new place, I get a little nervous. This happened a lot when I was a […] Read more…

The Lazy Guide to Budgeting – 7 Ways to Make It Easier to Stick With

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budget worksheet

Many people start budgets but they don’t seem to stick with them. Why is that? Because they’re lazy? I think it’s because they don’t have clearly defined goals. Are you trying to pay off debt, save up for a house, or build a college fund for the kids? What is the exact amount of your […] Read more…

Ready to Start a Budget That Works?

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Budgeting is hard. You feel like a mess. You feel overwhelmed. When bills come in the mail, doesn’t it seem like you just paid them already? Wait, it’s already been a month? How did that happen? You’re paying late fees because you missed the due date by a few days. While your children are fast asleep, […] Read more…