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May Deals: 7 Things To Buy This Month

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May Deals: 7 Things to Buy This Month May can be a busy month with Mother’s Day, graduations and Memorial Day, but don’t cram your calendar too full if you’re looking for some great May deals and sales. Make sure to take some time to shop, because May is a fantastic month to score deep […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Make Themselves

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Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Make Themselves Mother’s Day gifts kids make themselves are always welcome, right? This year, Mother’s Day is May 8, which unbelievably is just around the corner!  While you can never go wrong with jewelry or flowers, I always like  to give a more personal, handmade gift whenever possible. I’ve rounded up some of the […] Read more…

Budgeting Fluctuating Income: Your Guide

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Your Guide to Budgeting Fluctuating Income Budgeting fluctuating income can be tricky until you get a system going. We started that system last week, but if you missed it, you can check it out here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Now that you have your baseline, which we discussed in the link I shared above, we need […] Read more…

Budgeting Inconsistent Income

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Budgeting Inconsistent Income Budgeting inconsistent income is something many wonder how to do. It can be daunting enough to make a budget when your income is almost always consistent, but it can be even more intimidating when your income changes from month to month. You know, it’s interesting to me that so many people either believe budgets […] Read more…

Try Harder? Why I Gave Up & You Should Too

Try Harder? Why I Gave Up

Try Harder? Why I Gave Up & You Should Too Try Harder. Make More Money. Lose 10 More Pounds. Dress better. Clean More Often. Decorate Your Home. The list of what we’re supposed to do every day goes on and on, doesn’t it? It all boils down to: Try. Harder. For years and years, I […] Read more…

Community Matters: How to Find Yours

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Why Community Matters and How to Find Yours Whether we like to admit it or not — actually, whether we even know it or not — community matters. “They” (whoever “they” are) say that, as a society, we are growing more isolated by the day. After all, say some experts, we spend more time than […] Read more…

Spring Cleaning Challenge is Almost Here!

Spring Cleaning Challenge

The Spring Cleaning Challenge is Almost Here! Another spring cleaning challenge? This one’s different! Stick with me, ok? Do you remember those children’s books where the reader got to pick the way the story would end? There were options, sometimes only at the end, but sometimes throughout the story, where you could pick which way […] Read more…