• Day 15: The Truth About Debt

    Y’all, I’m going to be real with you today. Can you handle a little tough love on a Monday? Some of you reading this have a load of credit card debt right now. You avoid the mail. You screen phone calls. Your pulse starts beating rapidly every time you check your bank account. You lay

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  • Day 14: What the Bible Says About Budgeting

    Happy Sunday! To close our week on budgeting, I wanted to share a few verses from the Bible on what it says about it. I hope you have a relaxing day!  Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty. Proverbs 22:3

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  • How to Maximize Your Clothing Budget

    One of the hardest budget categories to keep under control is the clothing budget, especially when you follow fashion bloggers and get daily exclusive one-day only! emails from stores. And looking at Thursday’s poll, it looks I’m not alone. Because of this great temptation clothes have on me, I have to be really careful on what I purchase.

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  • Day 12: Financial Success Stories: Q&A with Krystal at Work

    Happy Friday! Have you had a good week? I’m happy to share a little interview with Krystal, who is currently traveling the world and blogging about it. Enjoy! You’ve been doing some traveling lately! Where are you right now? I am currently living in Stuttgart, Germany – but my home is Vancouver, BC. When did

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  • Day 11: Spending Temptations

    There’s always one area of your life that tempts you to cheat on your budget and it’s different for us all. Below are a few categories that people tend to be the most tempted by. (OK, maybe they skew a little on the girl-side. What else do boys like to spend money on? Comment please

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  • How to Create a Budget

    Ah yes — the question we’ve been leading up to for the past 9 days: How to create a budget? 1. Make some coffee, and grab your notebook and a pencil. You can use pen, but I’m just warning you right now, your notebook is going to get a little messy after you’re done. ;)

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  • Day 9: My First Budgeting Experiences

    I created my first budget in college. I was taking classes, working part time, and managing the food plan my parents paid for me. It was a pretty simple budget — basically just making sure I spent less than I made and ensuring the money would last for the remainder of the semester before I

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  • Day 7: What the Bible Says About Planning

      Each Sunday in the month of October I will be sharing a few verses on various topics that pertain to money. Whether you are a Christian or not, the Bible has a lot of wisdom on finances that anyone can use. This week, I wanted to share what the Bible says about planning, as

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  • Day 6: Decorating for Fall on a Budget

    Happy Saturday! I have been out of town for the past week, so I didn’t do a lot of autumn decorating before I left. But I arrived home yesterday delighted to see the leaves starting to change in Raleigh and ready to get my home all geared up for the season, if you need a

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