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Home Warranties for Reducing Home Maintenance Costs

Home Warranties for Reducing Home Maintenance Costs

Every year, renters are converted to owners by irresistible pitches. Ditch your landlord, gain the freedom to plant a garden, pay less per month on a mortgage than rent – all are compelling in their own way. The last one is particularly appealing – saving money while...

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Why God Wants You to Be Rich

Why God Wants You to Be Rich

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.  It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” – 1 Timothy 6:10 This is one of the most misunderstood and misquoted Bible verses. *Disclosure:...

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5 Crucial Ways Dave Ramsey is Right About Money

5 Crucial Ways Dave Ramsey is Right About Money

You’re reading a personal finance blog right now, so you’ve probably heard of money expert Dave Ramsey. Dave has authored several books, teaches a popular course called Financial Peace University (which I highly recommend), and hosts the Dave Ramsey Show. *Disclosure:...

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How to Earn $400 Per Month Selling Plasma

How to Earn $400 Per Month Selling Plasma

You are probably well aware that people can sell plasma for money, but did you know you can earn up to $300 or $400 per month? Every facility pays a different amount, but the typical payout is $20-$50 per donation.  If you receive $50 each time and donate twice per...

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9 Things Frugal People Don’t Do

9 Things Frugal People Don’t Do

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might be surprised to learn that I haven’t always been this frugal.  I used to buy coffee every day, loved shopping, and splurged on occasional visits to an expensive salon. Then my husband and I committed to paying...

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Is Being Too Frugal Making You Broke?

Is Being Too Frugal Making You Broke?

I love being frugal.  It’s no secret that I’ll do slightly crazy, extreme things in the name of frugality.  I don’t like to do things halfway and when I commit to something, I go all in. Frugality is no exception. It’s not a surprise then that I’ve been told on more...

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How to Make Better Financial Choices

How to Make Better Financial Choices

If you're reading this blog, you probably want to make better financial choices. In the past, you may have racked up debt, ignored your budget, spent too much money, or made some other questionable decisions related to money.  I've been there. A few years ago, my...

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20 Smart Ways to Stop Being Broke Right Now

20 Smart Ways to Stop Being Broke Right Now

Are you tired of feeling broke? I've been there. Just four years ago, my husband and I were buried in $117,000 of student loan debt.  Now, we're 100% debt-free! Having no debt payments means our money can go toward things we actually want... like a house, saving for...

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Personal Finance Summarized in 9 Simple Sentences

Personal Finance Summarized in 9 Simple Sentences

If your finances are a mess, the idea of getting your financial life together may seem a bit daunting.  No worries! Fixing your money situation won’t be easy and it’ll take some hard work, but the concepts are actually quite simple.  Personal finance can be summarized...

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