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How much to spend on kids! | Allowance, clothes, college, etc | Q&A Tuesday

My family and I have been enjoying one last hurrah in Nevada, soaking up as much summer sun as possible. Don’t worry, a vlog of the trip is coming someday! I wanted to pop in quickly and share with you my YouTube video this week (I post new videos every Thursday if my carrier pigeon

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The cutest MOANA PARTY! | Priya’s 6th birthday party

    Happy Monday Freebs! If you saw my video of Mory’s first birthday, then you saw that I promised to give you details of Priya’s epic Moana party that we threw for her 6th birthday. It was the cutest party EVER, and I couldn’t wait to share all the details with you! If you

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When your paycheck isn’t enough! (Starting a biz, MLM’s, making money from home & more!) Q&A Tuesday

  Want a better job? Having trouble making ends meet? Want to get paid more at your job? Want to work from home? Start a business? Make money on the side? Need a little cash to have a little more fun, or pay down debt faster? Are MLM’s (networking marketing companies) worth it? Don’t worry,

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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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Where do I even start with budgeting?? | Q&A Tuesday

  Happy summer, Freebs! As you can imagine, I get hundreds of comments, messages, and emails asking me for personal financial advice. Many of the questions are amazing, and many of them are the same! Since I can’t physically answer each one personally, I’ve decided to start a new summer series called “Q&A Tuesday”. Each

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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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How to shop online! Best tricks and tips + how to earn money shopping!

Ahhh. Spring, summer, GLORIOUS time of year. Time for barbecues, swimming…and shopping! If you remember, The “J” months (January and June/July) are the best times of year to shop. You will find better deals in the J months than Black Friday, most times! For me, I’m a huge fan of shopping online…since hauling 5 kids

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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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4 Secrets to affordable travel! (that you probably didn’t know about!)

Holy smokes, two blog posts in a row? I’m on FIRE, Freebs! I should be in bed, but I had a stroke of inspiration so I’m going to run with it for a sec. Tonight I spoke to a church group about budgeting and frugal living, as I often do. We covered many things, stopping

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DIY 3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 5 kids I don’t have the time to do intricate, completed activities like I

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