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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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    I gotta be honest. Writing this article wasn’t very fun. Getting your spouse on board with finances can be excruciatingly difficult. I get lots of emails daily, and some of the most powerless and helpless-feeling readers who reach out to me are those who feel stuck because of their spouse’s reluctance to come together with money. Why? Because money and relationships

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    If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why am I broke all the time?” or “Why do I feel broke?” or “How come I never have money?” Sometimes it’s perception, and sometimes it’s reality. But in any case, we all know that our culture lies to us daily. We’ve gotten used to it. Just watch any advertisement. “Take this pill, you’ll lose

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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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