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Easy Budgeting with Mint


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


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…

How to Be Happy Despite Your Circumstances and Pay Off Debt

how to be happy despite circumstances and pay off debt

I came across this funny and inspirational video about how to be happy. And no, it doesn’t come from winning the lottery. It’s about changing your mindset and outlook on life. No matter what your circumstances are, you can be happy. It’s all a matter of whether or not you choose to look at the […] Read more…

7 Lessons from The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

lessons from the money saving mom's budget

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…

5 Must-Read Personal Finance Books


With 2012 already here, are you thinking of your financial goals and resolutions yet? Whether your goals are to pay off debt, save for a house, save for retirement, become wealthy, or open a business, you’ll find some of these resources helpful in reaching your goals. You have probably heard of most of these books […] Read more…

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