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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 store groceries, choose a watermelon, and other FOOD HACKS!

  Happy Thursday, Freebs! If the carrier pigeon never delivered the message, I’m posting new videos every Thursday over on the ol’ YouTube. This week’s is one I filmed forever ago (…caugh…APRIL…) but just had to post because it answers so many of the grocery/food questions I’ve been getting lately! I walk through a grocery

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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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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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5 Ways to save $100 THIS WEEK

Hi Freebs! Today I wanted to pop in and give you some ideas for how to save (or earn!) some MAJOR-QUICK cashola this week! But first…warning…a little back-story. (Grab a snack, this may take a minute.) If you haven’t noticed, I’ve dabbled in a variety of blog topics over the last year or so. Traditionally,

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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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$745 Budget Boot Camp GIVEAWAY! (Let’s restart those resolutions…)

  Happy Monday Freebs! As we are now approaching May (wait, what?). I wanted to check in and see how your resolutions are going?… …That good huh? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! But this time of year, almost 100% of people have given up on their resolutions entirely, or have fallen off the wagon and

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