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How to pay off debt and still LIVE a little! | Q&A Tuesday

Aaaahhh….DEBT. The dreaded 4-letter D-word. Whether you love it, hate it, or have no idea what it is (which, um, if you don’t now what it is, be sure to keep reading because you have a little catching up to do…) it’s a necessary part of being a grownup. *eye roll* Have no fear! Bubba

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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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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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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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Focus on Finances Month – a September to Remember!

Oh boy. Does anyone else’s budget need a clean sweep? Summer is over, our flowers are wilting, the school papers are piling up, and our wallets are in shock from all the fun we’ve had over the summer! #AmIright?? If you’re anything like me, you look at Fall as a time to reboot, recover from a

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The reality of our dreams.

Do you ever dream? Not like, “falling off a cliff jerk you awake standing in front of the class with no pants” dream. But a “someday, if money time and life weren’t an issue my perfect situation would look like this” dream. I do. And I want to share with you a bit about the

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Reader Success Story: Amanda (debt-free, went to Europe by saving change, and living her dream!)

Hi, Freebs! Happy Thursday! I recently got a message from Amanda, a fellow freeb who has an amazing #FreebsSuccessStory. I was so touched and inspired by her success story, I asked her to share it with us so we can all learn from her tips and wisdom. Despite “not making much money” in her words,

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Debt Free: Leslie pays off $29,474 in 14 mo, on $55K income! [Freebs Success Story]

Here’s her story: I have the most incredible debt free Freebs Success Story for you today! Just in time for the Holidays, to remind us that you can do amazing things. Leslie emailed me, explaining that she and her husband paid off $29,474.18 in 14 months $55,000/year income! Can you believe it?!? I can. I

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The Spending Freeze Has BEGUN! #FocusOnFinances November Challenge

Is anyone else head first in this #FocusOnFinances November Challenge spending freeze week with me? It’s been so fun so far! It’s been a good challenge, and has been empowering to see all of us band together to do something great for our finances. As I mentioned, my goal is to save $500 this month

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The 70% Rule: How to Afford Spending, Saving, and Investing on ANY Income!

When I work with families or individuals, an overwhelming issue Freebs want help with is figuring out, based on their income, how much money to spend vs save, and how to be able to afford vacations and FUN while still paying bills and being financially responsible. Well, the time has come to give you all my

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How we got out of $19,000 credit card debt in 16 months! [Reader Success Story – Jenny]

FREEBS. Today I have a Reader Success Story that will knock your SOCKS off! Today Jenny Park is going to share the story of how she attended my Frugality Boot Camp conference, then got inspired to pay off debt…and she did! Her family got out of – are you sitting down? – $19K in credit

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Soon To Be Debt Free – FREE debt workbook!

I’m still out of the country, so I asked our good friend Lindsay from One Beautiful Home Blog to share this AMAZING workbook she created! Getting out of debt is so important. When Bubba and I got out of debt it really was a pivot point for us. We were finally able to focus on getting AHEAD,

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