family and finances

Your Friends and Family May Be Influencing You to Spend More

Being frugal in my everyday life usually isn’t too difficult. I spend my days at home taking care of my kids, playing with them and teaching them new things. During down-time, like their naps, I try to get as much work done as possible for the sake of keeping my household and my freelancing businessRead more

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How Money Affects Everything in Life

As a personal finance blogger, a self-employed business owner, and the financial guru in charge of handling the day-to-day finances of my family, I spend a lot of time thinking about money. Sometimes money makes me feel worried or stressed, and other times money makes me feel at ease, like when we have an emergencyRead more

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How to Look Great on a Minimalist Beauty Budget

Ever since I quit my job to move back to the United States and be a full-time freelancer, I haven’t worried nearly as much about my makeup and beauty routine. It’s not that I’ve been letting myself go; it’s just that my priorities shifted. After the birth of my twins, my beauty routine became almostRead more

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4 Easy Steps to Take Toward Debt Repayment

Today’s article is written by Catherine Alford, from If you’re in a mountain of debt, getting started with paying it off can seem like the hardest thing in the world. Trust me; I’m right there with you since my husband and I are current drowning in student loan debt. The good thing for allRead more

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You Won’t Have to Worry About Retirement if You Do This

As many of you know, my husband and I have a TON of student loans to pay off. Unfortunately, we’re not even finished accruing them yet (he’s in medical school with three semesters left.) However, even though we’ve got a long way to go with paying off debt and building wealth, we haven’t ignored ourRead more

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Is It Better to Spend Less or Earn More?

When I first became interested in personal finance, I thought the best way to get more financially fit was to spend less. I’m realizing, though, that when it comes to managing money, some people are better off spending less and some people are better off earning more. I think I fall into the latter category.Read more

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How To Beat Your Eating Out Habit

This past summer, I decided to start sharing my budget publicly. It was quite the game changer. After years of writing about smart spending, I finally showed my own habits with the hard, cold numbers. The first few months were hard to share. Was I really going to tell people I spent $700 on food?Read more


Financially Savvy Saturdays #61

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from how to pay off that mortgage at warp speed to money lessons from Real Housewives of Orange County, you’re invited to link-up. If itRead more

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