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How to Pay Off Debts

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Ready to pay off those debts? Well, you might have to bulldog it. photo source: Sabianmaggy, used by license We’ve been talking these last few weeks about getting our finances in better order. Some people naturally know how to do this. Others of us need to learn, sometimes the hard way. Ahem. We dug ourselves a big […]

7 Creative Uses for School Supplies

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School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

How to Live Within Your Means

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Are you on a mission to steward your finances better? Want to make sure there’s some room at the end of your rope each month? Consider these tips for living within your means. A few weeks ago I gave a mini lecture on the dangers of carrying debt. Yes, I know some people have what they […]

Create an Emergency Fund

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Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for. Photo credit:Lending Memo About eight years ago, I was pregnant with our fifth child. My husband was self-employed. I made zero income. We’d made some good […]

How to Move without Going Crazy or Broke

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In the past three years, Life as MOM contributor Janel has moved house three times and just completed move #4. Today she shares some tips on how to make the moving process a bit easier. Moving can be the start of a great adventure. Or it can make you feel as if you’re going crazy. Since […]

How to Set a Budget

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Ready to get your finances in order? If you don’t know how to create a budget. Today’s the day to learn how! You hear the word budget all the time: budget-friendly this, budget-friendly that. I think people often mean: “being frugal” when they say “budget”. But that’s not the same as having a budget. A […]

Live within Your Means (Otherwise Entitled, Stop Using Credit)

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A few weeks ago I offered up an exhortation for you to get out of debt. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about and something that is probably pretty weird to some people. Some folks make the conscious decision to use credit and carry debt and believe they have  good reasons to do so. But, I would […]

7 Steps to Better Finances

7 Steps to Better Finances

Some food for thought…. I know that you will feel better about your life and your spending if you’ve got your finances under control. This post is part of a 7-part series to help you get your finances in order. Check out past posts here: Stop using credit. Set a budget. Build an emergency fund. […]