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Looking to Upgrade? Think again.

Looking to Upgrade? Think again.

This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here Thinking about upgrading?  Think again. I do not own a overly-large house.  Our house fits our needs.  I do dream though… I dream about having a HUGE house… a basement full of toys and kids, a guest room for family to visit, a game room…ect. BUT, even if we could own that… we probably wouldn’t… upgrading a house has a lot of hidden costs that could trash your budget fast! 6 Reasons…

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Learn more with this Ultimate list of Finance Blogs

Learn more with this Ultimate list of Finance Blogs

    Looking for a great go-to list to help you figure out your fiances?  DaveRamsey is always a great place to start, and I LOVE his techniques.  BUT, I found many other great fiance blogs that I wanted to share with you. This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here Ultimate Finance Blogs A Debt Free Stress Free Life Because Im Cheap  (I just have to add how much I LOVE that name!) Budget Girl  (A great…

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Should I Update the Budget?

Should I Update the Budget?

You’ve created a budget.  Every month you’ve been looking at your history of spending and seeing how you did.  Now what? Do I need to update it? How do I know if it’s where it needs to be? Budgets are tricky things.  They are hard to figure out at times, especially as life happens and income may change.  I’ve got a few signs to look for that may help you answer this question and determine if you need to update…

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How to Pay off the Car Fast

How to Pay off the Car Fast

This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here All my single college years I was saving money to buy a  new/used car less than 5 years old. In May 2010 I graduated and got married. By August 2010 we bought a Honda 2007! We only had a couple thousand saved up for a down payment; so we still needed a 5 year loan. I was determined NOT to take that long to pay it off.  So I…

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How to Build an Emergency Fund

How to Build an Emergency Fund

This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my affiliate link disclosure here So, you’ve figured out you need an emergency fund… now what?  There are a few different ways to build an emergency fun.  I’ll divide them into two different categories.  Quick ideas for those emergencies you have NOW, and  Long Term ideas if you aren’t in a pinch.  Read What is an Emergency Fund if you aren’t sure what it is. Quick Ideas Sell Something Rummage through your closets, garage…

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