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Reader Success Story: Mindy paid off $400k – including her home – and now lives debt-free!

Happy Monday, Freebs! Earlier this summer, I received an email from Mindy, a fellow reader who wanted to share an amazing #FreebsSuccessStory with all of us… hers! It’s an incredible story of hard work, dedication, and using frugality in your favor! Did I mention they paid off $400,000 of debts in 3 years? Yeah, this

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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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BUDGET BOOT CAMP PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!

This program is a compilation of all my best secrets, tips, financial principles, and ideas in one place, in order, showing you all my secret sauce regarding budgeting, family finances, spending and saving money, debt, and MORE! Watch this super short video for a quick overview/sneak peek of what it is: Over the last year I have poured my heart, soul, time, and brainpower

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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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Focus on Finances November Challenge – Join Jess and Jordan!

FREEBS! I have the most EXCITING project for all of us! We are going to hunker down and focus on our finances in November, to make way for the BEST year of Holidays we’ve ever had. In just a few short weeks of working hard we will have Christmas completely paid for, have a stress-free

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Why Costco and American Express are Breaking Up…and What to Do About It!

Word has gotten out that Costco and American express will no longer be working together, so I’m here today to set the record straight since I’ve started getting lots of questions about it from Freebs like yourself. Seeing as how I’ve become somewhat of a Costco expert over the years and all (how? See below!)

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Get a Handle On Your Finances! [Power of Moms Radio]

Last October (2014) I was asked to be interviewed on my favorite podcast, Power of Moms Radio, talking about simple ways to get a handle on your finances. I recently got an email saying my podcast was one of the top podcasts of the year! woo hoo! I don’t think I ever shared it with you

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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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Reader Success Story: Getting out of $23,000 in debt through 3 layoffs!

  Happy Monday! As I mentioned the other day, I’m frolicking in Ireland as we speak. To help you not miss me as much while I’m gone, I’ve got some great posts lined up for you this week. Remember how I asked y’all to share your inspirational story with us? BOY did they have me

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