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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Frugal Isn't Always the Only Option

Frugal Isn’t Always the Only Option

A couple weeks ago our oven started on fire. Before you freak out, it isn’t as dramatic as it might sound. I was cooking pizza with friends and the heating element in our electric oven shorted out and sprouted a small flame a few inches high. In slight panic, I yelled to my friends and was frantically going through the options in my head. Thankfully my friend suggested cutting the power, which easily took care of everything. After further inspection, the heating element was completely fried and we lost the […]

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Declutter Build Emergency Fund Minimalism

How Decluttering Your Home Can Build Your Financial Foundation

In Minnesota, spring is right around the corner, and with it, spring cleaning! Everyone I know has stuff that they don’t need, or maybe more accurately stuff they don’t use. Stored in garages, attics, basements, and storage lockers across the country are piles of stuff that are taking up space, forgotten, unused, and unappreciated. Instead of your old stuff wasting away in a dark corner, you can dust it off and sell it to someone who can put it to good use. Not only will it create more space in […]

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Car Repairs and Emergency Funds

How to Take the Stress Out of Car Repairs

I love new things! My wife and I just bought a new house and moved in last week! It’s awesome, cute, adorable, and already feels like home! With our new house, we are learning all about our new neighborhood, meeting new neighbors, and figuring out the best new routes to get to and from all of our normal hangouts. Our new house and neighborhood even have new smells to get use to. But there is one new thing that I absolutely do not love, and that is new sounds my […]

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