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May 19, 2015

Save More Money with These Simple Shopping Hacks!

  Everyone likes to save money; there’s no doubt about it! Whether it’s on your weekly essentials or the occasional shopping spree, everyone can benefit from some savvy savings tips. So to help you get the most out of your dollar, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite shopping hacks!     General 1. Stick to Cash It’s much easier to stick to your budget when you limit yourself to a physical amount of dollars and cents. Whenever I really...

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May 12, 2015

How to Boost Your Personal Cash Flow

Over the years, I’ve noticed that one of the biggest reasons people fall into debt is poor cash flow management. To put it simply, cash flow is the relationship between how much money you have coming in each month versus how much you have going out. Ideally, you want the amount of money coming in to be greater than the amount coming out, but for a lot of people, this isn’t the case. Luckily, there are 4 steps you can take to boost your cash flow and keep you from falling into debt.    1....

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May 5, 2015

5 Unique and Affordable Gifts for Mother's Day

If you’re in need of a unique and affordable gift for Mother’s Day, look no further! While some folks like to express their appreciation with an elaborate, expensive display, that just isn’t feasible for those of us living on a tight budget. Luckily, I have 5 amazing gift ideas that are frugal and sure to show your mom just how much you care! 1. Photo Collage If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photo collage must be a novel! If you’re looking for a frugal,...

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Apr 28, 2015

5 Reasons You Should Read Life & Debt

There are a lot of financial self-help books out there. Just take a look at Amazon’s personal finance section and you'll be overwhelmed by the number of books offering ways to gain wealth and get out of debt. It goes without saying, that attempting to write a unique personal finance book is a monumental challenge. What can you say that hasn’t been said a million times already? Well, after hours and hours of research, I found five things to focus on in  my book, Life & Debt,...

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Apr 21, 2015

5 Easy Ways To Make Money From Recycling

  Recycling is great for the environment, helps preserve our planet’s valuable resources, and is just an all-around good thing to do. But did you know that recycling can also help you financially? In a lot of cases, recycling can actually net you a pretty penny. So, in celebration of Earth Day and in hopes that some of you might find some new ways to make a little extra cash, here are 5 great ways you can get paid by recycling:    1. Wine Corks Wine cork DIY craft...

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Apr 15, 2015

5 Financial Benefits to Staying Fit

When you think about the benefits to staying fit, a lot of things come to mind. It gives you an improved sense of well-being, more energy, a boost to your self-confidence, a heartier immune system… the list goes on and on. But what if I were to tell you staying fit had financial benefits too? Don’t believe me? Then check out these five ways staying healthy can give your finances a boost: 1. Save on Insurance When applying for health insurance, companies will take your height-to-weight...

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Apr 2, 2015

4 Reasons You Should Love Your Debt

You should love your debt. No, I’m not joking. Contrary to popular belief, debt isn’t supposed to be some scary monster that’s going to eat away at your livelihood. In fact, debt is actually incredibly beneficial! Don’t believe me? Well then, here are 4 reasons why you should love your debt: 1. Manage Debt Well And You’ll Get Better Loans When you go to take out a loan one of the things your lender will look into is your credit history. They want to see how well...

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Mar 24, 2015

Ready or not, It's Time to Give Your Finances a Digital Makeover

From science and medicine to fashion and fitness, technology has woven itself into our day-to-day lives. While many of us trust our computers and mobile devices to handle our communications, store our precious photographs, and schedule important events, there are still very few people who utilize technology to manage their finances. Whether it's due to fear of security or simply lack of knowledge about what services are out there, people just don't seem to be taking advantage of the numerous...

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Mar 17, 2015

Fun Money Facts About St. Patrick's Day

Parades, corn beef, and green everything can only mean one thing: It's St. Patrick's Day! One of the United States' most popular holidays, St. Patrick's Day has been a celebration of Irish American culture and heritage since the late 18th century. So, in honor of the holiday, this week's blog is dedicated to some fun money facts surrounding St. Patrick's Day! 1) $4.6 billion is expected to be spent by consumers this St. Patrick's Day. While that may seem high, it...

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Mar 10, 2015

5 Women Who Have Made Financial History

Throughout history, there have been women who have established themselves as trailblazers in the financial world. Whether they were exhibiting extreme financial skill or showing that they could play with the boys (and, in a lot of cases, crush them), these women have provided us with examples that we can all aspire to emulate. So, in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, here are my favorite women who've made financial (or business) history! 1. Abigail Adams John...

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