• Does Paying With Cash Make Us Spend Differently

    Does Paying With Cash Make Us Spend Differently?

    “You spend more when you pay with plastic.” It’s a statement that I’ve heard quite often, and is perfect for today’s conversation of whether paying with cash makes us spend differently. I’ll be the first to admit that I pay with my card most of …

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  • It is possible to have a debt free Christmas, but it's a choice you must make! I'm sharing a few tips that have helped me have a debt free Christmas!

    How To Have A Debt Free Christmas

    Seeing the words debt free and Christmas together may bring mixed emotions. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of a debt free Christmas for years but have never been able to achieve it. Or, maybe you laugh at the idea because you’ve always charged your Christmas gifts! If …

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  • budgets spouses and making it work

    Budgets, Spouses & Making It Work!

    It’s no secret that money fights are the number one cause of divorce! Whether or not times are lean, talking about money can be difficult and being on the same page as your spouse is very important! I’ve shared with you before that I’ve been …

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  • The U.S. government's debt limit is up to 16 trillion dollars, and rising. This post (and video) will help you understand the seriousness of this problem!

    The U.S. Government’s Debt Limit Explained

    Ok, I admit it! There’s a lot that I don’t understand about our government. But, one thing I do understand is the seriousness of our nation’s debt. I believe we’re now up to 16 trillion (yes, with a T) dollars, and it’s still growing. Just …

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  • The question I'm asking today isn't whether or not we should have stuff, it's whether or not we should buy something if we can afford the payment.

    If I Can Afford The Payment, Should I Buy It?

    Our society has taught us that we can have anything we want right when we want it. If you don’t believe me, just check out McDonald’s slogan – What you want is what you get. And, Burger King has also jumped on the bandwagon with …

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  • When You Want To Throw Yourself A Financial Pity Party

    When You Want To Throw Yourself A Financial Pity Party

    I love Dave Ramsey’s saying, “Live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else.” If I’ve heard it one time, I’ve heard it a thousand times! And while I’ve been pounding this mantra into my own head for as …

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  • financial lessons from a farmer

    Financial Lessons From A Farmer

    Last month when my sisters were in town we visited a local farmer. We had a blast learning about his chickens, cows and even how he makes honey. But, one thing I didn’t think I’d learn about during our visit was finances. After we helped …

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  • saving 600 with a few hours of work

    Saving $600 With A Few Hours of Work!

    A few days ago Trent’s mom called to let us know that her refrigerator was going out and that she needed to get a new one. Unfortunately we didn’t know of anyone that had a fridge for sale. When we talked to her the next …

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  • van with door falling off

    Making Your Finances Work For You

    Nowadays you never know what you’re going to see as you’re out and about! I mean, it’s not every day that you see a van with the door {almost} falling off! How could I not take a picture? (I wasn’t bold enough to take a …

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  • U.S. Coins and Paper Money

    Extreme Cheapskate | To Be or Not To Be

    TLC has added yet another tv show to their extreme lineup…Extreme Cheapskates. Have you watched it yet? Out of curiosity Trent and I checked it out and, if you’re like us, you’ll only need to watch the show once. I was so embarrassed for these …

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