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How to game the system to stay out of holiday debt

It's easy to be festive and forget about your budget during the holiday season. Here are my best tips for gaming the system and keeping your finances on track.
a day ago·4 min read
How to Save

100+ minimalist gift ideas for being more frugal

Saving for your financial goals doesn't leave much room to budget for Christmas gifts. Here are 100+ ways to save money during the holidays.
Oct 31·7 min read
How to Save

4 ways to find what makes you happy and improve your relationship with money

Does your current budget make you happy? If not, do you know how it could? Living your best life is all about how you plan your resources.
Oct 29·7 min read
How to Retire

The best advice for living forever off your retirement

Attaining finanical freedom isn't just about making and saving money, it's about being able to maintain a new lifestyle
Oct 21·5 min read
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Kill It: Pay yourself first

Let’s face facts: Budgets kinda suck. They aren’t fun. They take time and effort to create and maintain. Maybe it’s time to ditch the budget. Maybe it’s time to pay yourself first. But what does that even mean, "pay yourself first"?
Feb 26, 2018·5 min read
How to Retire

The 3 most critical steps to retire early

Things are happening quickly for us and I think that I have begun taking for granted just how important some of these changes have been in setting us up for early retirement. Truth is, we're on track to beat our goal, and it is definitely wise for me to keep my eye on what is getting us here.
Jul 19, 2017·6 min read
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Budget January 2016 ~ Stock market craziness and home renovations

Here is our first report on our 2016 budget. Ever since we decided that the path for us is out of the rat race and into an early retirement of our choosing, the Mr. and I have been keeping an eye on our finances and scaling down our spending. Neither one of us were complete clowns, but we certainly weren't looking out for our future selves at anywhere near the level we want/need to be. So in comes the budget. Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future, it may not be necessary for us but,
Feb 1, 2016·3 min read
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Our 2015 budget update - how did we do?

As many of you know from our monthly budget update , we rely on a budget to help keep us on our goal to Financial Independence. But, budgets seem to be sore subjects. We either love them or we hate them. Take a look at how our 2015 budget worked for us. We love keeping a budget, but we approach budgeting in a slightly different way than most. Instead of a straight monthly calculation of anticipated 30-day expenses, we calculate our anticipated sp
Jan 6, 2016·4 min read
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Budget December 2015 ~ Rental Woes + Year-End Numbers

Budget December of 2015 - While we love our renters (they are the best) we don't love everything that goes wrong. This month leaky faucets and the microwave going caput right before Christmas.
Jan 2, 2016·2 min read
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Budget November 2015 ~ Too Many Gifts!

Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future it may not be necessary for us but for now it is the way we are buckling down and meeting the tough goals we've set for ourselves.
Dec 1, 2015·2 min read
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Budget October 2015 ~ Sweet and steady progress

So in comes the budget. Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future it may not be necessary for us but for now it is the way we are buckling down and meeting the tough goals we've set for ourselves.
Nov 5, 2015·2 min read
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How we're going out for a $150 dinner and not spending a dime

The company that I work for rewards certain employees every year who put in X number of hours with an extra bonus and a $150 dinner authorization. And this year, I got that particular award.
Sep 17, 2015·2 min read