17 Ways to Cut Expenses and Save More Money

17 Tips to Cut Your Expenses and Save More Money

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. Wish you had more money in your budget? The answer is probably and enthusiastic YES! Unless you’re on a budget, that can be really hard to do. So first and foremost, create a budget and you’ll be amazed at how much money is laying around. The other amazing thing about a budget is that it allows you to see […]

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How to Build a Retirement Nest Egg

How to Increase Savings for a Better Retirement Nest Egg

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. I’ve got a rockin’ guest post for you today from Kathy, the owner of Baby Boomer Super Saver. Kathy’s goal is to share simple, practical steps that will help you increase your retirement nest egg.  When not blogging, she can be found leading herb walks or hunting for gold mushrooms in the woods. I hope you enjoy it as much […]

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Countdown to Becoming First Time Parents

Countdown to Baby Griffin, Only 7 Weeks Left!

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. Holy Cow! Baby Griffin is almost here. The last time I posted an update, we we’re around the 20 week mark. As of today, we’re 33 Weeks and 2 Days! In case you’re wondering, I have a Baby App that tracks our pregnancy to the day. It also tells us how big our baby is in terms of fruits […]

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What We Learned After One Month of Using a Credit Card for Travel Hacking

What We Learned After One Month of Using a Credit Card

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. We’ve been using our credit card for one month and we haven’t destroyed our budget or gone into massive debt. I call that a win. Last month we decided to switch from using cash for most purchases to using our credit card. Sorry Dave Ramsey. The thought process behind our decision is to start earning travel rewards so we […]

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Are you prepared for a financial emergency? 738 reasons why you need an emergency fund. Emergencies are going to happen. The big question you need to answer is, “how prepared are you when an emergency DOES strike?” I recommend starting with $1,000 in your emergency fund and then expanding to cover bigger emergencies.

Reason #738 Why You Need to Have an Emergency Fund

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. Are you prepared for a financial emergency? Picture This You arrive home after a week with your family over the holidays expecting a wonderful, warm, cozy home. You’ve already made plans to unpack and relax, maybe even take a bath drinking a delicious micro brew. Heck, you can unpack tomorrow. Tonight is about relaxing. Are you there? Which micro […]

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Youth Sports Costs are out of Control

Youth Sports Costs Are Out of Control. Is it Worth it?

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. I can’t believe how expensive youth sports are! My kid isn’t even born yet, but the idea of him/her playing sports, especially hockey here in Minnesota, is already stressing me out, haha! Maybe you can relate to that, or maybe one of these statements hits home. I want to give my kids every opportunity, but it’s so expensive! My kids […]

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Travel Hacking Perks - Travel Hacking Our Way to Cheap Vacations

Travel Hacking Our Way to Cheap Vacations

How often do you use your credit card? We hardly use ours at all. In fact, we love to use cash. It helps us avoid the potential never ending spiral of credit card debt. But all that is about to change. Our next big adventure is into the world of credit card rewards. There’s a big wide world out there and we want to reap ALL the benefits! I first heard of travel hacking about a year ago. Since then I’ve listened to podcasts, read blog posts, and researched to […]

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holidays are expensive

Is Frivolous Holiday Spending Costing You Hundreds?

How would you like to save an extra $250-500 this holiday season? When I think of the holidays, I typically picture spending money, not saving it. The truth is, the holidays are expensive! Some expenses are totally worth it and add a ton of value to your holiday season. Other expenses though…can add more stress and drain your budget quickly and unnecessarily. Ever stop to think which expenses you can cut to save money? Or how much money you’re spending on things you don’t really care about? With the help of […]

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superman emergency fund - How an Emergency Fund Can Save Your Finances

How an Emergency Fund Can Save Your Finances

Are you prepared for a financial emergency? It’s not a matter of if you’ll experience a financial emergency, but when. They happen all the time and range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. So that brings us to the next question. How much money do have saved up for emergencies? In January, 2017, Bankrate reported that 57% of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover an unexpected expense of $500. Unfortunately it’s pretty easy for unexpected expenses to exceed $500. Let’s take a look at a few […]

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Do you and your partner talk about money? Talking about money transforms your relationship. Real Relationships Need Real Conversations About Things that Matter, and that includes money. Be open, honest, and ask the hard questions that really matter.

Why Talking About Money is the Best Medicine for Your Relationship

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. Can you guess the two biggest pain points in just about every relationship? Most couples biggest pain points are money and sex. Since this is a personal finance blog, you probably want to hear about money. 😉 Think about your relationship. If you’re single, think back to a past relationship. What do you and your partner argue about the […]

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