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How to budget on a commission-based, or inconsistent income! | Q&A Tuesday

Welcome to my new series, Q&A Tuesday! Each Tuesday throughout the summer I’m going to take a money/budget/frugal living question from my blog, YouTube, or social media, and answer it live on Facebook! Then I will post it on YouTube and blog sometime later in the week…which sure makes the “Tuesday” part of Q&A Tuesday

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How to stay motivated (…and motivate your spouse!)

  Raise your hand if you absolutely LOVE BUDGETING!! (…awkward cough…) Right. Exactly my point. I don’t really know anyone who thinks budgeting and cutting back on spending is super duper fun. No, not even me. In fact, ESPECIALLY not me. Have I found ways to get excited about it? Have I found ways to

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Simplest Budgeting Tips…EVER!

Hello to all my new friends who might have seen me on Rachael Ray! And hello to all my existing Freebs. I’ve had lots of questions lately about good old fashioned BUDGETING (yes, the “B” word…). So today I thought I’d bust out my best, most delicious secret sauce to help you get your budget

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How I save on Groceries and Deals to Meals Special Pricing!

Hey Freebs! I am still recovering from our amazing week in Italy. I wanted to be sure to share this awesome sale Deals to Meals is doing.  I have used Deals to Meals for many years and have mentioned them many times in my grocery shopping tips. Exciting news for us all…they are celebrating 10 years of Deals

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BBC Conf ’17 Budget Boot Camp Conference Recap!

Wow, Freebs, I have a huge apology to make! This year’s Budget Boot Camp Conference (BBC’17) brought to you by Mountain America Credit Union and myself, was WEEKS ago! I’ve been meaning to recap it for you for some time but got swept up with other things. Have no fear, it’s time to share the loooovvveeee!!

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Budget Boot Camp sale to wrap up Focus on Finances Month!

Who’s ready to celebrate rockin’ #FocusOnFinanceMonth?? As one last big boost to help whip your wallet into serious shape, I’m running one last big sale on my Budget Boot Camp online program for a while! It’s a super fun online budgeting program that will help you figure out budgets, learn how to afford those fun

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How to do a Spending Freeze!

Who’s loving January already? Whether you’re following along with my Focused in ’17 program or not, I hope this month has been full of setting goals and working on pain points in your life. This week I encouraged everyone to do a SPENDING FREEZE! (Does the phrase give you chills? Get it? See what I

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What is an HSA?…and why the heck should EVERYONE have one?? (+ $100 Target Giveaway!)

If you know me, you know I’m a fan of having multiple bank accounts. In fact, I recommend having AT LEAST seven accounts, though my family has over 20 at this point (true story). Are you hyperventilating yet? Don’t! I promise it’s not that weird! In fact, my “The 7 Bank Accounts Every Family Should Have” post(s)

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Oh hey, Babble!

Recently I got a call from a woman named Chaunie at Babble (a massive website owned by Disney), asking if I’d do an interview for an article she was writing. I like Babble because, since it’s a Disney site, it stays PG-rated and I trust that they won’t twist my words to make it some

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BBC’17 Virtual Tickets NOW AVAILABLE! | Budget Boot Camp Conference

  Ok Freebs! You’ve been banging on the FunCheapOrFree door for days, and we finally got virtual tickets figured out and they are now on sale online! See below for details. I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. Not just visual – I want someone to SHOW me – in person –

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Budget Boot Camp Conference | BBC’17 | In-Person, Virtual, & Advanced Options!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. Not just visual – I want someone to SHOW me – in person – how to do something…and I’ll remember it forever. You could hand me a cook book with the world’s simplest recipe, and I would still choose taking more time to learn from someone

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 2 – The WHY

How have you liked our “How Much to Spend on Christmas” series so far? Friday we covered Part I of the 3-part series, where we talked about balancing want vs need, and giving our kids a fabulous Christmas without spoiling them rotten (see it HERE if you missed it). Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY”

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