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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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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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Simplest Budgeting Method EVER! + FREE printables! (Updated, new, and improved!)

5 Years ago I sat down at my kitchen desk, turned on my computer’s (horrible quality front-facing) camera, and recorded (on impulse) my simple budgeting method; how I track my weekly budget using an envelope. Little did I know that this simple method and terrible video would be one of my most viral principles ever!

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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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The gift of self-reliance

Those moments when you really wish you had a photographer that magically followed you around so you didn’t always have to rely on a selfie… Brought my little sidekick (Priya) with me to speak to a gymnasium full of women tonight. I love speaking to groups. In fact, public speaking will beat out just about

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Budget Boot Camp Sale: Spring Clean Your Wallet! (LAST sale until the Fall!)

Hey Freebs! Whew. Holy. Moly. Cow. I am back home after my trip to New York and am suffering from major jet lag. (If you nave no idea why I was in NY be sure to follow me on Instagram, I keep things pretty up-to-date over there!) I’m sorry things have been slow over here on the

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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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Focused in ’17: The Best Year EVER…FREE printable program for Freebs!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick 2017’s trash, especially after my major declaration from the other day. Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a good year. It was a great year for us, actually. But this year? Watch out, world! As mentioned in my last post, I’ve decided to go back

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No Eating Out Challenge! (Focus on Finances Month)

Before I recap how my “Say No To 3” week has been going, I want to introduce you all to next week’s  Focus on Finances challenge. This week we are saying NO to eating out…of any kind. Coffee, drive-throughs, gas station drinks, lunch money for your kids, ordering a pizza, even bottled water…you name it.

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How to Hold a Finance Date Night (or “Money Date”) …and Why You Should!)

How is Focus on Finances Month going so far for everyone? Hopefully you’ve been committed to the spending freeze this week and it’s been going well for you! I love a good spending freeze, it’s a great way to kickstart a new financial path. If you’ve been following along on the month calendar and see

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How to Sell Brass for Cash! (Trash to treasure, baby!)

Happy Labor Day, Freebs! Our Spending Freeze Challenge officially began yesterday. Are you playing along? In keeping with our challenge theme of saving and getting creative, I wanted to let you in on a secret we recently discovered. Did you know you can sell brass for CASH?! TRUE! Nuts, bolts, screws, bullet shells, even zippers can

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