Author: Lauren

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If you are like many others this time of year – you might be looking for some extra cash!  There were many times when we were getting out of debt that I (Lauren) did a lot of crazy things for extra cash. I would often use the extra cash to pay for groceries, a late bill, or a date night. When

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What if the American Dream changed from desiring money and more ‘things’ – to desiring financial freedom and happiness? What if Americans had pride in driving around run down, dusty, and dented vehicles? What if you didn’t care about carrying around a designer purse? What if you had a million dollars in the bank, yet no one knew because you lived in an inexpensive

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If your family loves a home-cooked meal, then you will all love this easy to make Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast. The herbs are classic flavors – rosemary, basil, thyme, and oregano. Of course, we don’t skimp on the garlic either. The chuck roast is a wonderful cut of beef for slow cooking as it comes out juicy with a melt-in-your-mouth

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“Keeping up with the Joneses” was a tough comparison game for the Baby Boomer generation. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gotten any easier with our generation and social media. It is so easy to end up comparing your lifestyle with others on social media, close friends, or even a spouse. Falling into that trap can often lead to over-spending and debt! “Love

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Whether you are trying to save up some extra money for the holidays, an emergency fund, a new project, or just have some savings on hand, sometimes it can be hard to figure out to make a little extra cash. Well, it’s actually easier than you think!

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Bulk food stores like BJ’s, Coscto, and SAMS club are known for their great low prices on bulk items.  What you may not know is that many of their prices are not actually that great of a deal. You will want to stay away from boxed items like cereal.  You also want to keep in mind that fresh produce can typically

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Studies have shown that women manage the majority of the finances in the American household. So, why are the majority of financial resources focused on men? Are there other options for moms to build financial wealth and security for their homes besides coupons, savings, and discounts? Kimberly Palmer says there are! Kimberly Palmer is the author of Smart Mom, Rich Mom, a personal finance writer and editor with US

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It has been six years since I started this website, two and a half years since Mark quit his job to come home and work with me full time.  If you remember that two years ago we turned our attic into an office space, but we have since outgrown it. Not necessarily that we needed more office space (but it helps),

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