The Heart Behind the Budget – 3 Ways to Combat Emotional Spending

Okay, so you can be Bridget the Amazing Budgeter. You can figure out your budget, write it all down, never use credit, have your coupons in order, use all your apps to save the 50 cents off of milk and stretch every penny possible but in that one moment of weakness all of that can…

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Hoping for a Totaled Car – Unconventional Financial Advice

I had always been told not to buy a brand new car off the lot.    But here we were.   It was a pretty red color. It was also four wheel drive and good on gas.   We knew we needed a new car as I wasn’t too interested in putting the car seat…

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5 Winter Items You should Buy from the Thrift Store During the Fall

I want to let you in on a little secret. The time to buy winter stuff in a retail store IS different than when you should buy things from a thrift store.  One of my favorite places to shop is the thrift stores. So many people buy clothes they never wear and then they give…

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The Funeral – A subject no one wants to talk about.

Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”   And he’s right. Part of financial planning is planning for EVERYTHING.   We went to my husbands grandmas funeral over the weekend. It was a small, intimate setting. She believed in Jesus so it was more…

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Student Loans – The Scary Truth about the Every Growing Debt

As of today, people (mostly millennials) owe about about 1.45 Trillion dollars in school loans. Did you see that? That’s a T. Not a B. Nor a M. It’s a TRILLION dollars. And according to the website I consider to be the go to source when it comes to student loans,, it’s actually more…

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