5 Ways to Sell Your House Fast

When it comes to selling a home everyone wants to get near asking price and for it to happen quickly. To do this effectively, it can be invaluable to use the advice of some professionals that know the ins and outs of real estate. So sit back and check out the five tips that helped us sell our […]

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Money Saving APPs

So, I recently discovered a FABULOSO blog all about my favorite thing: Budgeting! It’s about a couple, Johnny and Joanna, who blog about everything money related. They are hilarious and I love reading every word they write. So ladies and gentleman, put your hands together for… So without further ado, here’s our list of “Best […]

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Debt Rant

I’ve been reading a ton of posts in blogland about getting out of debt to “improve your credit score” so you can get a better rate on your next car or home loan. Dumb! If you are saving, scrimping, sacrificing and working hard to get out of debt why in the world would you turn around […]

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Financial Peace Series: Step 7

Baby Step 7 Build wealth and give! It’s time to build wealth and give like never before. Leave an inheritance for future generations, and bless others now with your excess. It’s really the only way to live! Golda Meir says, “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” Vow to never hold your money so […]

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Financial Peace Series: Step 5

Baby Step 5 College funding for children By this point, you should have already started Baby Step 4—investing 15% of your income—before saving for college. Whether you are saving for you or your child to go to college, you need to start now.In order to have enough money saved for college, you need to have […]

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Financial Peace Series: Step 4

Baby Step 4 Invest 15% of household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement When you reach this step, you’ll have no payments—except the house—and a fully funded emergency fund. Now it’s time to get serious about building wealth.Dave suggests investing 15% of your household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement plans. Don’t invest […]

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Financial Peace Series: Step 3

Baby Step 3 3 to 6 months of expenses in savings Once you complete the first two baby steps, you will have built serious momentum. But don’t start throwing all your “extra” money into investments quite yet. It’s time to build your full emergency fund. Ask yourself, “What would it take for me to live […]

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Financial Peace Series: Step 1

Baby Step 1 $1,000 Emergency Fund An emergency fund is for those unexpected events in life that you can’t plan for: the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, a faulty car transmission, and the list goes on and on. It’s not a matter of if these events will happen; it’s simply a matter of when they will happen. This […]

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Photo from DealstoMeal.com/Blog    Before I did a written budget (see post here) I used to spend close to $900 a month to feed my husband and I. It was a lot of food wasted, buying produce out of season and eating out. I quickly realized this was a huge waste of our money and I […]

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