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    Hey all – I hope you are having a great summer so far! If you haven’t read my life update, I recommend heading on over to that blog post here and reading up on the changes that will be happening here on this website. Once of the many things that you’ve missed in the past few years are my shopping

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    Subscription services are everywhere these days. You can find a subscription service for just about anything you want. Some of them can be really convenient and helpful, but some of these subscriptions are pretty useless… especially if you forgot you were paying for them. The creators of ‘Ask Trim‘ ran into this problem in their own finances and decided to do something abut

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    It has been a crazy past 4 months for me… I won’t get into all the details but there have been things that I’ve been unhappy with in my life, causing my to make some drastic personal changes. I stopped taking care of myself; putting work and the kids above myself.  That left me empty, spiritually bankrupt, and disliking the

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    Well geez, with a title like that, there are probably some pretty high expectations for this post. Buckle up! If you are wondering how to get everything you want; my first question is this: Can you actually get EVERYTHING you want in life? So what do you want? A better job? A bigger house? A new car? You could work your butt

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    Have you ever made a financial decision that you immediately regretted? I’ve made SO many of those, as I document in my book The Recovering Spender. I’ve learned a lot about bad financial mistakes over the years, the good and the bad.  As we go through life and realize that we have little control over the things happening around us,

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    Whether you’re making lots of money and would consider yourself ‘financially successful’ or you are drowning in debt and have a spending deficit, you can be Failing at Money. Failing at Money has to do with what you do with what you have, NOT how much money you make. We’ve all seen celebrities who live lavish and luxurious lives and wished

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    The excitement of Summer vacation is upon us! If your schools haven’t let out for the summer yet, they will very soon, and that means your kids will need things to do. Finding cheap, free, and easy Summer activities for your kids can make all the difference in your sanity, and their enjoyment. I love Summer vacation. I love getting to

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    Almost all of us have succumbed to it. It didn’t even exist 15 years ago, but it’s now part of our daily lives. We love it and hate it at the same time. It helps us keep in touch with friends we wouldn’t otherwise, but it has also become a compulsion that steals our time. There are a few recent

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