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    Mark and I have been part of a medical cost sharing ministry for a few years now, and we LOVE it! When Mark quit his job to come work full time with me, he lost his healthcare insurance benefit package. So we started shopping around for health insurance products. Because of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”), we knew that

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    Many people have been trying to answer the question of How to Budget when you don’t make enough money. It’s a difficult place to be in for sure. But just because you don’t make enough money to cover your expenses right now doesn’t mean you have to throw up your hands in defeat. you can get through this! Here’s how to budget

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    A new year is always a good time to reevaluate your budget. Are you spending too much? Are you saving too little? Do you have a vacation planned in the new year that needs a savings plan? Whatever your reason is, if you are looking for some ways to cut expenses this year, I’ve got 20! You could still be

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    Are you looking to consolidate credit card debt? I can certainly say from experience that I understand the discouragement you feel when you don’t think you’ll ever see the end of your debt. I think most people dealing with credit card debt have trouble knowing where to start. But, you can do something about it. Debt consolidation isn’t for everyone, but it

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    It sure seems like Cable TV is on the run with all of the cheaper and more flexible alternatives to cable there are. Well, one of the newer kids on the block is DIRECTV NOW. The number of DirectTV NOW channels you can get is pretty impressive. Depending on the size of the package you have, you can have anywhere

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    My husband and I have been happily married for 15 years now! Our wedding was wonderful! It was so much fun… and it cost my parents a small fortune! I’ve been a bride’s maid half a dozen times and been to about 20 other weddings. While each one is magical and special, I’ve discovered a few areas where it’s easy to spend

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    The creation of the ALDI meal plan really started when my husband and I were in $40,000 of debt and we were running at a $1,000 deficit each month. Something needed to change . The fastest way to cut down our deficit and see immediate results was at the grocery store. I started shopping deals, clipping coupons, and taking advantage of stock-up

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    It was hard convincing my family to stray away from boxed macaroni and cheese.  I grew up with it.  My husband grew up with it.  It was basically what some of my kids survived on in their picky years. The tide turned for us when I saw Rachael Ray make homemade cheese sauce only one time, and I knew that

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