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Quotes for Money Motivation

My Favorite Quotes for When I Need Money Motivation


We all have those days when our money goals seem insurmountable. We are standing at the bottom of Mount Everest, wondering how we will ever possibly get to the top. I’ve been struggling with that a lot lately as I look at my financial independence countdown. I want the end result so badly, but five years seems like a long…

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Free Better Budget Toolkit

Free Better Budget Toolkit!


Have you ever started a budget, only to have it fail two months in? Do you want to improve your finances, but don’t know where to start? Then the free Better Budget Toolkit is for you! I created the Better Budget Toolkit as a free resource to help you get started with a budget that actually works. The toolkit will…

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Why life insurance for kids is a scam

Why Life Insurance for Kids is a Scam


When I was pregnant with Fuss Fish, it seemed like every single person on the planet wanted to sell me something. Every Facebook ad, Pinterest post, and mom blog had something I absolutely needed to buy. It was like the marketers could smell my desire to do everything right for my baby boy. Mostly, I ignored the pee-pee teepees, wipe…

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Simple Answers to 7 Common Debt Questions

Simple Answers to 7 Common Debt Questions


Most financial blogs, this one included, focus on achieving a debt free life.  However, most people aren’t debt free today and there are a lot of tough debt questions out there.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how debt works.  Understanding what to focus on and the mystery of credit score calculations is difficult!  So here is…

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How to plan for unexpected expenses and protect your budget!

Budget Busters: How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses


There is nothing worse when you are working on keeping a budget than an unexpected expense.  You think you’re being responsible, you’re even meal planning (ugh!), and then the car needs new brakes and out comes the dreaded credit card.  Back in debt when you thought you were being financially smart!  And next, the spiral. For most people, the biggest problem is…

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Marry Your Money: An Argument for Fully Merged Finances


There is a heated debate in the personal finance community about whether couples should merge their finances when they get married.  I fall pretty strongly on one side of the line.  If you are married, your money should be too.  I believe fully merging your finances reduces money arguments and allows more time for talking productively about your money. According…

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How Much Life Insurance is Enough?


One of the great contradictions in the world of personal finance is that while it is widely agreed that life insurance is necessary, most Americans still don’t have enough or any at all!  The most recent LIMRA Trends in Life Insurance Ownership study showed that 7 in 10 Americans report having life insurance, up significantly since 2010, but that almost…

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