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Free Printable Wedding Budget Checklist

Free Printable Wedding Checklist

Free Printable Wedding Checklist

So you’re getting married?? Congratulations! One of the most important things to keep in mind (before you go crazy with wedding details) is to sit down with whoever is helping you pay for the wedding and make out a free printable wedding checklist. This will help you see what it is you can do with your budget. It will also help you set your expectations for your wedding with what you can and can’t do. So I thought I would share with you the free printable wedding checklist I used for my wedding! Enjoy!Continue reading

How to Plan a Family Vacation on $30,000 A Year

How to Afford Family Vacation Travel on $30,000 A Year

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Summer days are fast approaching and I’m already anticipating the kids’ cries of “Mom!  We’re bored!”  In an attempt to prevent that from happening this year, we started planning our family vacation the day after school started in the fall.  You might ask why we start planning the family vacation so early.  It’s simple … we live on a $30,000 a year budget and have to carefully plan luxuries such as vacations in order to stick to that budget.

First Steps to Planning a Family Vacation

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How To Explain Being Frugal To Your Kids

Read my tips on how you can explain being frugal to your kids.

We were at the store the other day. I had my grocery list. I had my pen. I had my store card, coupons, and my kids. I went to reach for something that wasn’t on the list and my child in the loudest possible voice said, “We can’t afford that put it back.” I was mortified. I shouldn’t have been but I was.

I can easily afford the $1.25 item I grabbed but I put it back. I put it back because teaching my children to be frugal means adhering to the list. Then I turned over my list and I wrote the item on the back for next week’s list. I did realize that I did a poor job of explaining why we adhere to a strict budget. It appeared that the children just thought we didn’t have the money not that we made the choice to live on a strict budget.

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January 17, 2019

10 Money Saving Tips for the Newly Frugal

10 Money Saving Tips for the Newly Frugal

Congratulations! You’re taking your first steps towards getting your finances in order by making a conscious choice to live frugally! It may seem overwhelming, but there are many quick changes that you can make your lifestyle it will help you start to live frugally life and see big changes to your bank account immediately. These 10 money saving tips will help all of you who are just starting to live frugally. 

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January 16, 2019

Budgeting Tips For A Realistic Retirement Savings

These budgeting tips for your retirement savings are because I believe everyone needs to not just work on their current finances, but also their future. Taking control of your finances now ensures you have a better future, but there are also some specific tasks you need to do to make sure you are making the most of your retirement savings funds. A few simple concepts can help you to easily save for not just the basics, but a great retirement with no financial worries.

Check out our best budgeting tips perfect for setting up realistic retirement savings. Plan for the future now so you don't have stress later in life!

Budgeting Tips For A Realistic Retirement Savings

Accept it is never too early to start saving. Many couples and individuals in their 20’s and 30’s feel like they are in no hurry to save for retirement. The new vehicle, fancy vacation and designer clothing are more important in the here and now, however the reality is it will take a significant amount of time to put away enough money to truly provide for yourself during retirement. That means savings should begin as soon as possible. Even a teenagers first job and first budget can include a portion of savings for the future.

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