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Can You Be Frugal and Generous at the Same Time?

Can You Be Frugal and Generous at the Same Time?

| December 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

Today’s post comes from my good friend Caitlyn. She and I have gotten to know each other over the past few months. She looks to me as somewhat of an inspiration and I look to her as someone with huge potential to achieve her dreams if she keeps at it. Caitlyn, like you and me, […]

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What Do You Mean “You Don’t Track Your Finances”?!

What Do You Mean “You Don’t Track Your Finances”?!

| March 10, 2013 | 33 Comments

I’ve figured out why some people are broke while others aren’t. Broke people are broke because they are not tracking their finances while others are building wealth because they are. Yes, it’s true and I’m sorry to have to break the news to those of you who are broke. It is a harsh reality. My […]

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On Minimalism, Financial Health and Happiness

On Minimalism, Financial Health and Happiness

| January 8, 2013 | 12 Comments

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of minimalism for several years now. Zen Habits, my favorite blog and the inspiration for this blog, introduced me to the concept. The site itself has always been very clean. It doesn’t have colors, ads, pictures or videos. It just has reading material, and extremely inspiring, practical and positive […]

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I’m Paying Cash for November and am Loving It

I’m Paying Cash for November and am Loving It

| November 18, 2012 | 10 Comments

I’m using the envelope system this month for the first time. I had heard it talked about a lot on Dave Ramsey’s show over the years and even watched my sister and brother in law jump on board with it but just never got to it until now. I’m finishing up Financial Peace University next […]

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6 Tips to Manage Your Money Better

6 Tips to Manage Your Money Better

| October 15, 2012 | 13 Comments

Dr. Jason Cabler is a Christian personal finance blogger, speaker, and owner of Celebrating Financial Freedom.  He teaches people how to become debt free and live a debt free life through his blog, book, and Celebrating Financial Freedom self study course. Managing your money can sometimes seem like it’s extremely difficult. To manage money well you […]

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8 Reasons Why I Track My Spending

8 Reasons Why I Track My Spending

| August 12, 2012 | 14 Comments

Out of everyone I know (excluding my blog friends), I’m aware of only two people other than me who track their spending every month. Those two people happen to be my sister and brother-in-law.  This means that, unless I’m not aware of it, all the rest of my close family and friends don’t track their […]

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How to Organize, Manage & Use Tons of Information

How to Organize, Manage & Use Tons of Information

| July 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

We all have information that we save. It could be as simple as a budget spreadsheet every month for your personal life or as complex as the invoices, projects, contact information and future prospecting information for hundreds of current/potential customers for your small business. For simple budget or basic information storage and usage needs, spreadsheets […]

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How To Get Started with Mint.com

How To Get Started with Mint.com

| April 3, 2012 | 13 Comments

Today, we had a budget seminar at work where I found out that only 2 out of 40 people in our company used an online financial organization/budgeting software to manage their finances. One co-worker and I are both using Mint.com. Our seminar leader mentioned Mint.com as being one of the leading tools available to help […]

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Does Clutter Cause Stress?

Does Clutter Cause Stress?

| March 22, 2012 | 10 Comments

As I listen to my favorite calming music this evening (Whisperings Piano Radio), I look around at my apartment and it seems to fit the music. Just like the solo piano music, this room calms me. It’s obvious to me where that feeling of calm is coming from. It’s the simplicity of it. The sort […]

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How I Manage to Stay Productive at Work

How I Manage to Stay Productive at Work

| February 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

If your job is anything like mine, you are in constant battle with yourself on productivity. I don’t have a manager. According to Brian Tracy, the author of my productivity reference manual, Eat That Frog!, only 2% of people can work entirely without supervision. I’m not actually sure if I fall within that 2% or […]

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