• 2012 Finances: How Did We Do?

    Y’all, in exactly two weeks we start a brand new year. Can you believe it? This year has flown. I always get excited about the new year. New goals, new dreams, new plans! As I was going through our finances to help create goals for the new year, I decided it would be fun to peak

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  • What I Bought: October Clothing Budget

    I have about $100 each month in my clothing budget. Sometimes I spend more (like August when I got my new job and didn’t have a single pair of comfortable heels), and sometimes less (like in December when all my money goes towards others’ Christmas gifts.) In October, I managed to stay under budget. It

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  • Day 31: Financial Freedom Series Recap!

    Today is the last day of the 31 day series on Financial Freedom. We made it my friends! Huzzah! This month we talked about how to plan and make goals, create a budget, get out of debt, save for the future — which brings you to a position where you can give money away. We

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  • Day 29: The Greatest Gift

    I named this 31-day series Financial Freedom for a reason, because there is a way that you can be financial free. And it doesn’t come from gaining wealth. Many people think that if you plan, create budgets, get out of debt, save for the future, and continue to gain wealth that you will become financially

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  • What the Bible Says About Giving

    Happy Sunday! This week I wanted to share what the Bible says about giving, which we will be talking more about tomorrow. The Bible is very clear on its instructions to believers — give. Give away your money, your belongs, your time. Have a wonderful, restful Sunday! Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him and do

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  • Day 27: A Story on the Fear that Money Can Create

    Once there was a people who surveyed the resources of the world and said to each other: “How can we be sure that we will have enough in hard times? We want to survive whatever happens. Let us start collecting food, materials, and knowledge so that we are safe and secure when a crisis occurs.”

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  • Day 26: Financial Success Story: Q&A with Debt Ninja

    Happy Friday everyone! I cannot tell you how happy I am that the weekend is almost here. For our last Friday post in the series, I have the privilege to interview Debt Ninja, a fellow personal finance blogger (who below says his biggest challenge is saving too much — poor fellow:). So here’s a little

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  • Day 25: Saving for Retirement

    Saving for retirement is hard. If we have a hard time saving for Christmas (two months from today!), then how much harder it is to save for a date that is years, maybe decades away? But it’s really important to start saving now. Remember compound interest? The earlier you start, the more time it has

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