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Budgeting

How to Create an Airtight Budget in 2 Easy Steps

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If you’ve ever created a budget and then failed to stick with it, you’re in good company. Plenty of people have struggled with budget creation. This will be true from now until the end of time. It’s difficult to pre-plan something as complex as finances and expect to stay on target consistently. One reason people […] Read more…

Easy Budgeting with Mint

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I used to track my spending through Quicken. But I got lazy and stopped tracking my spending and budget for several months. With Quicken, you have to sign into your bank accounts regularly to get the latest updates and enter information. Many times the information needed to be corrected so if you miss a few […] Read more…

5 Ways to Make Following a Budget Easier

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Planning for a budget is one thing. The hard part is to stay on budget, and make sure you stay within your spending zone. The spending zone, is a term I use to describe what you are willing to pay for either an object, a grocery shopping experience, or even how much money you are […] Read more…

Dave Ramsey: Free Guide to Budgeting

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Are you trying to budget better this year or even start a budget for the first time? Check out Dave Ramsey’s Guide to Budgeting. It’s a free download with no hassles, no email to input, etc. Dave Ramsey’s guide is straight forward and easy to follow. And it makes a lot of sense. If you […] Read more…

7 Lessons from The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

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Last week, I was sent a copy of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine of MoneySavingMom.com. I was super excited to read it since I’m a big fan of her blog. First, let’s touch on her background. In the early years of her marriage, she and her husband survived on an income of […] Read more…