A Step-by-Step Guide for Starting Fresh and Debt Free This New Year

Many of us have struggled with debt at one point or another. Even if debt hasn’t been an issue for you, perhaps money has still been tight. With the holiday season in full force, splurging or spending money on things we wouldn’t regularly purchase isn’t uncommon. After the season passes and the New Year approaches,…


Eating Healthy Food On a Shoestring

Second only to air and water, food is the element most essential to life. Air and water are still more or less free, but food prices continue to rise. In the United States (and around the globe), the food-price crisis of 2008 highlighted just how fragile the food web is, and how many might suffer…


Manage the Mountain (of Debt)

Debt. It keeps us awake at night. It makes us do crazy things, like buying stuff we will never use because the items are cheaper. It breaks up relationships (did you know that money is the prime cause of divorce?).  Couples have been known to go one-car, even when both are working. And some have…


Clear the Decks of Debt

It’s summer, and one of the places we love to spend summer is on the deck. Sitting around a table, under an umbrella, with an ice-cold beverage to keep cool and family and friends around is the best it gets. Sadly, summer is never quite as much fun when bills pile up on the hall…


Clear Summer Debt

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It’s summer, and one of the places we love to spend summer is on the deck. Sitting around a table, under an umbrella, with an ice-cold beverage to keep cool and family and friends around is the best it gets.   Sadly, summer is never quite as much fun when bills pile up on the…


How To Enjoy Summer Break On A Budget

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Hooray! It’s the end of the school year and you’re officially on vacation. After working all year it’s time for you to take a break. If you’re on a limited budget, even planning some time off can be stressful. You may have multiple children, and perhaps don’t have a whole lot to put aside for…


Avoid Debt During Summer Vacation

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  What would summer be without a vacation? For many Americans, who are in debt or trying to avoid being in debt, a summer vacation is simply a distant memory. If you think that getting away from it all for a few days is strictly reserved for people who have their finances in order, think…


Eating Healthy On A Budget

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Having a busy lifestyle and family to care for can take up a lot of your time. Moms in particular struggle to balance work life, personal time, and providing meals for their families. It is difficult to have quality family time or cook every night when your schedule is busy, especially when both parents work…


How to Create a Family Budget

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Debt of any kind can be overwhelming, particularly when you’re raising a family. As a parent, you work hard to provide for and give your children everything they need and want, as well as try to instill a responsible view on money management, but it may be hard when you’re facing a mountain of debt….


Saving Money on Food

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Food is expensive. And it can’t be skipped. When you’re in debt, this is a problem. Debts require you to save and scrape money wherever and whenever you can, and it can be incredibly stressful to dump barrels-full of money into groceries that don’t last.   But there are great ways to save money on…