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OUR STORY/ ABOUT JORDAN

OUR DEBT STORY

OUR DEBT STORY

Our Debt Story

BECOMING DEBT-FREE

Meet the Fun Cheap or Free Queen

ABOUT JORDAN

LIVE Q&A'S WITH JORDAN

LIVE Q&A’s WITH JORDAN

 GET MOTIVATED

EmbraceChange

HOW TO EMBRACE CHANGE

Make Change Happen

MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN

Embracing Imperfection. A valuable read, from FunCheapOrFree.com

Embracing Imperfection

Focused in '14 - Monthly challenges to give you the best year of your life

FOCUSED IN ’14- MONTHLY CHALLENGES TO GIVE YOU THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE

The gift of presence - the story of how a mom didn't notice her son drowning because she was on Instagram.

THE GIFT OF PRESENCE

The path of least resistance

THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

How to not suck at keeping your New Year's resolutions

HOW TO SET GOALS…AND ACTUALLY KEEP THEM.

The flashlight theory

THE FLASHLIGHT THEORY

Stop buying things to impress people.

STOP BUYING THINGS TO IMPRESS PEOPLE

"I may be cheap, but I am no cheapskate" from FunCheapOrFree.com

I may be cheap, but I am no cheapskate

How we are getting our of $23k of debt with the help of FunCheapOrFree.com

“How We Are Getting Out of $23,000 in Debt” – Reader Success Story

How we got out of $19,000 of credit card debt in 16 months! Reader Success Story from FunCheapOrFree.com

How we got out of $19,000 credit card debt in 16 months. Reader Success Story

FINANCIAL FOUNDATIONS

How to set a budget

HOW TO SET A BUDGET

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HOW TO DIVIDE UP SPENDING AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Why a Monthly Budget is SO yesterday, and what to do instead. Super simple budgeting tips - tossing out the old way of budgeting! Great ideas! from FunCheapOrFree.com

WHY A MONTTHY BUDGET IS SO YESTERDAY.

Tracking your budget

TRACKING YOUR BUDGET

The 7 bank accounts your family should have

THE 7 BANK ACCOUNTS YOUR FAMILY SHOULD HAVE

Soon to be debt free - FREE debt workbook! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Soon To Be Debt Free – FREE workbook

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HOW TO PAY OFF CREDIT CARD DEBT

How to afford paying off credit card debt, regardless of how much money you make or how much debt you're in! From FunCheapOrFree.com

HOW TO AFFORD PAYING OFF CREDIT CARD DEBT

How to budget on a tip-based or varying income

HOW TO BUDGET ON A TIP-BASED OR VARYING INCOME

Scarcity vs Abundance: The truth about how much money we spend

Scarcity vs Abundance: The Truth About How Much Money We Spend

How to budget for Holiday expenses

HOT TO BUDGET FOR HOLIDAY EXPENSES

What to do when you overspend

The “Diet Principle” – What to do When You Overspend

How to plan your entire year in advance, printable included! From FunCheapOrFree.com

How to Plan Your Entire Year In Advance

Allowance 101: How much to pay, why, and how to make it work for everyone! Includes free printables. From FunCheapOrFree.com

Allowance 101

How to talk about money without killing each other, from FunCheapOrFree.com

TALK ABOUT MONEY WITHOUT KILLING EACH OTHER

How to get your spouse to stop spending money (8 simple tips you can thank me for later) from FunCheapOrFree.com

HOW TO GET YOUR SPOUSE TO STOP SPENDING MONEY

SPENDING WISELY

The F.A.C.Ts of saving on anything and everything!

THE F.A.C.T.S OF SAVING ON ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING

How I grocery shop (without coupons!)

HOW IS GROCERY SHOP (WITHOUT COUPONS!)

What to buy from Costco that will actually save you money

HOW TO SHOP COSTCO – INSIDER TIPS, MEMBERSHIP SECRETS, AND WHAT TO BUY AND AVOID.

7 Reasons Couponing Is a Colossal Waste of Time (And 3 Things to Do Instead) from FunCheapOrFree.com

7 Reasons Couponing Is a Colossal Waste of Time (And 3 Things to Do Instead)

The "3 month" rule - how to afford just about anything

THE “3 MOTNH” RULE – HOW TO AFFORD JUST ABOUT ANYTHING

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A VIP ON THE CHEAP

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A VIP ON THE CHEAP

When sale prices AREN'T better

Are Sale Prices REALLY Better?

How to buy ahead for NEXT year, and fit it into your budget - from FunCheapOrFree.com

HOW TO BUY AHEAD FOR NEXT YEAR, AND MAKE IT FIT WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

THE TOP 7 STORE SALES YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS

THE TOP 7 STORE SALES YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS

How much to pay for babysitting - an unapologetic opinion! From FunCheapOrFree.com

How Much to Pay For Babysitting

8 Things You Should Always Do When Shopping Online

8 Things You Should Always Do When Shopping Online

HOLIDAY PREP IN THE FALL

HOLIDAY PREP IN THE FALL

HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON YOUR KIDS FOR CHRISTMAS

HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON YOUR KIDS FOR CHRISTMAS

PRICE-MATCHING MADE EAST, SAVE 1/2 ON GROCERIES THE EASY WAY

PRICE-MATCHING MADE EAST, SAVE 1/2 ON GROCERIES THE EASY WAY

FRUGAL FIND FRIDAY-AMAZING STEALS AND DEALS

FRUGAL FIND FRIDAY-AMAZING STEALS AND DEALS

How to do Disneyland on the cheap! A 3-part series with everything you'd ever need to know! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Disneyland On The Cheap and TONS of Other Frugal Travel Tips

13 things you should buy used (and probably aren't). Some of them are shocking! From FunCheapOrFree.com

13 things you should buy used (and probably aren’t)

How to Hold a Successful Yard Sale

How to Hold a Successful Yard Sale

How to Become a Yard Sale Ninja

How to Become a Yard Sale Ninja

How Much to Spend on Back To School Shopping (And Not Go Broke Over It)

How Much to Spend on Back To School Shopping (And Not Go Broke Over It)

FOOD, MEALS, COOKING

Best restaurant copycat recipes

BEST RESTAURANT COPYCAT RECIPES

MEAL PLANNING + PRINTABLES

MEAL PLANNING + PRINTABLES

HOW TO BUILD UP FOOD STORAGE & A STOCKPILE, ON A BUDGET

HOW TO BUILD UP FOOD STORAGE & A STOCKPILE, ON A BUDGET

USING A PRICE-NOTEBOOK TO SAVE ON GROCERIES

USING A PRICE-NOTEBOOK TO SAVE ON GROCERIES

RECIPE NOTEBOOK = SIMPLE MEAL PLANNING

RECIPE NOTEBOOK = SIMPLE MEAL PLANNING

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5 SIMPLE GROCERY SHOPPING TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOU THOUSANDS

How buying BIG bags of food can save you BIG money (quick video tip) from FunCheapOrFree.com

When Bigger is Actually Better

Several simple ways to save money with CHICKEN! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Simple Ways To Save Money With Chicken

3 easy, 10-minute recipes using the SAME leftovers! Includes recipe printable, from FunCheapOrFree.com

All My Recipe Posts

ENTERTAINING

Baby shower ideas

BABY SHOWER IDEAS

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TONS OF AFFORDABLE BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS

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BIRD-THEMED BABY SHOWER ON A DIME

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THROWING A CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY ON THE CHEAP

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HOSTING FRIENDS (REGULARLY) WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

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FEEDING A CROWD ON THE CHEAP

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TIPS FOR HOSTING COMPANY AT YOUR HOUSE

How to plan a weekend getaway with friends and make it successful AND affordable! From FunCheapOrFree.com

How to Pull Off A Weekend Getaway With Friends

All My Entertaining Posts

All My Entertaining Posts

PARENTING, RELATIONSHIPS, LIFESTYLE

Survival tips for road tripping with young kids

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR ROAD TRIPPING WITH YOUNG KIDS

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More Road Trip Survival Tips

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CHORES KIDS CAN DO, BY AGE

Allowance 101: How much to pay, why, and how to make it work for everyone! Includes free printables. From FunCheapOrFree.com

Allowance 101

More Than Just a Mom

More Than Just a Mom

Our Behavior Chart (...That Actually Works!)

Our Behavior Chart (…That Actually Works!)

How to survive as a single parent (whether for a day or for real). From FunCheapOrFree.com

What I Learned As a “Single” Parent

All My Parenting Posts

All My Parenting Posts

CLEAN/ORGANIZE

Deep-clean your house with 1 chore per day, free printable! This is genius!

Deep-Clean Your House with 1 Chore Per Day

5 clever ways to use a timer throughout your day to make your life MUCH easier, from FunCheapOrFree.com

5 Ways a Timer Will Change Your Life

9 genius ways for the busy mom to multitask, from FunCheapOrFree.com

9 Genius Ways for the Busy Mom to Multitask

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HOME REMEDY TRICKS PART 2

HOME REMEDY

HOME REMEDY TRICKS PART 1

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TRAVEL PREP MADE SIMPLE

April "Focus on Organization" month-long challenge

All My Organization Posts

3 tips for spring cleaning that keep your home clean all year

All My Cleaning Posts

BEAUTY, FASHION, & FITNESS

How to put on fake eyelashes (and make them look good) from FunCheapOrFree.com

How to Put on False Lashes and Make Them Look Good

How I lost 10lb in one month, and am keeping it off.

HOW I LOST 10LB IN ONE MONTH, AND AM KEEPING IT OFF

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EVERYDAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL, USING MOSTLY DRUGSTORE MAKEUP

Fiber mascara...worth the cost? + how to use it. A unsponsored opinion! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Fiber Mascara…Worth The Cost? And Unsponsored Opinion + Tutorial

How to use hot rollers...and actually make them work!

How To Use Hot Rollers

How to Make Your Mascara Last Longer

How to Make Your Mascara Last Longer

How to make your mascara last longer

All My Beauty Posts

All My Fashion Posts

All My Fashion Posts

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