This week’s budget idea might be a bit of a harder one for some, but once you’re able to see a fw possible ways to tweak your utilities-usage, you can be saving HUNDREDS of dollars a year that can be going toward things like vacations, down payments on large purchases, etc. Think about using a…

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How often are you opening your bills with a sense of dread? Are you due to pay more than you’re expecting? Perhaps it’s a good idea to see how efficiently you are using your utilities, and see where you can save money in the long run by doing things like adding weather stripping to your…

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We throw away way too much food. There are three simple reasons for this: One, when we’re at the store, we impulse purchase things that we know we have no actual desire to use, but for whatever reason, our brains tell us that we HAVE to have that particular item. Two, we are sure we…

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For budgeting to work effectively, there MUST be an open dialogue of what is working and what is needing improvement. Like we mentioned last week, setting aside chore moneys for the actual reward/vacation is crucial to feeling like there is actual value in the work done. It doesn’t ever have to be a trip to…

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Let’s face it: vacuuming SUCKS. Dusting? Puhhhllllease! And don’t even get me started on folding fitted sheets. Just as much as we [yes, I do realise there is a small finite minuscule collection of humans which do in fact “enjoy” those tasks – I am calling you out, washing dishes lover! Be aware we all…

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Week #2: We’re focusing on accountability and honesty this week. Adding to the first week, you’re going to see that $10/day is a tight squeeze, but if you were honest, you managed just fine! Being accountable (to yourself, your partner, your family – whatever role you play in your home) and honest about your spending…

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Each week, for the next 16 weeks, we’re going to bring you budget ideas that can save you more than just money alone.   These tips, when you combine them with the others, can give you (and your family) not just vacation money, but teaches littles financial responsibility, healthy choices, dedication and persistence leads to…

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Let’s face it; having to worry about money sucks. We’re not going spout statistics or scold you for how you have spent your money. We’re not your mom, nor your 11th grade Statistical Analysis teacher. We we can do is offer a load of different “this worked for me” suggestions and hope that something works…

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