• 5 Principles for Budgets that Actually Work

    Most people have a love-hate relationship with budgets. It’s like discipling your children: no parent wants to do it, no kid wants to receive it, but the child will be better for it in the long run. The same is true for creating and sticking to a budget: no one wants to make one, sticking

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  • Seven Tips on Traveling with your Significant Other

    In the beginning of a relationship, your world is like a little fairy tale. Life is happy and love is wonderful. Your significant other can do no wrong! If their tastes differ from yours, it’s endearing! If they want to do something you’ve never done, you’re game! Anything is fun with you, darling! Eventually, though, these love-colored

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  • Newlywed Insurance Guide + $50 Home Depot Giveaway!

    When J and I got married, we decided to merge it all — bank accounts, credit cards, where we lived, even our last names (well, I took his last name, we didn’t really merge them together… that would be an awkward last name). It is such a long arduous process weeding through all of the

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  • What We Spent in Q1 2013

    2013, you are flying by so fast. I can’t believe a quarter of the year is already over! Since I don’t share my budget numbers on here any more, I thought I’d share percentages of where our money went in January, February and March. Here goes… Saving: 33% Wow… I didn’t realize so much of

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  • Preparing for Tax Season

    It’s February 19th, which means for about three weeks you’ve had an ugly stack of scary tax envelopes on your desk taunting you every time you pass. Or maybe that’s just me? Actually, I am in the minority of people who enjoys filing taxes, but perhaps that’s because I am a nerd who loves finances. Plus

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  • A Class on Budgeting

    Is there one area in your budget you just can’t seem to get under control? Have you ever wanted to hear more about my financial story? Who is dying to see what I look like over a webcam? :) Now’s your chance, my friends! A week from today, February 20th at 9pm EST, I will be

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  • Cost per Wear

    I’ve become a little schizophrenic when I go shopping. I look at an article of clothing, like a sweater, and ten thoughts start running in my head simultaneously: Do I like this? Is this timeless or trendy? Will it be out of season next year? Is it worth buying for just one season? Do I

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  • 5 Ways to Save More Money

    Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can bring a sense of security to your life. Have you ever been in a place where you couldn’t make ends meet? When you feel like you’re living paycheck to paycheck? I have, and it’s a really scary, stressful place to be. That’s why I love having savings. I

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