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When you think of items on your life’s bucket list, homeownership might be one of them.  I know it was for me.  Fifteen years ago, when I signed on the dotted line to purchase a brand new house, I didn’t know it at the time, but that signature would seal in years of unimaginable financial hardship. I found myself having...

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Congratulations you survived another holiday season! Finally, all the shopping, preparing, rushing, cooking, cleaning, and everything else is either done or winding down.  But unfortunately, sometimes the holidays ending doesn’t reduce stress;  sometimes we feel more anxious and discouraged having to face the coming year.  When we spend weeks (or possibly months) gearing up for the holiday season and flip...

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Christmas Day is upon us – are you ready? Did you set a Christmas budget and have you been able to stay within your Christmas budget?  I understand it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday, but waking up to that debt-hangover in January that comes from overspending is no fun! To keep you from overspending...

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Believe me when I say, I know this time of year is hard, mama. There are so many opportunities for “comparisonitis,” especially in the days of social media. And as a mom, it’s natural to want to give your kids everything, but you know that isn’t practical. Not only does it not make sense financially, but the kids forget about...

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What is better in the winter than a good Homemade Chili Recipe?  From super bowl parties to chili cook-offs… chili is woven into the fabric of American winter culture.  And for good reason; it’s AWESOME and there are so many variations. And if you’ve been searching for a good “standard” type chili that everyone will like, look no further!  This...

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