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Why Are We So Emotional About Money?

Why Are We So Emotional About Money? Stop for a minute and think about money in your life. What emotion are you feeling right now? Fear, anger, shame, and anxiety are the most common ones. Why is it that we feel so many negative emotions about it?   Fear Fear of not having enough, fear of not knowing how to manage what you have, or

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How to Make Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

How to Make Halloween Fun for the Whole Family Heads up, Halloween is fast approaching, and if you are participating, it’s time to get costumes planned! Many communities will have their ‘Trick or Treat’ day on the 26th or 27th this year so it will be on a weekend night. Take a minute to double-check so you aren’t caught off-guard by the doorbell.   Simple

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Budget & Credit Report Checkup

It’s been more than a year since I wrote about budgeting and credit scores, so I figure it is time to revisit the topics. This post is link-heavy to make it easier for you to get more details or refresh your memory.   Budgeting Updates It’s time to do a semi-annual budget checkup because a budget isn’t written in stone. Bills may vary seasonally so

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8 Quick Cleaning Tips

Having a clean home is a great feeling but spending lots of time achieving it isn’t fun. I’ve done a lot of reading on this topic this week and the most important piece of advice I can offer is to know what good enough looks like to you. These 8 tips I’ve compiled are what gives me that level of clean.   Have a plan.

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Time Management Strategies

  Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? What if I told you that taking some time to plan your time out will result in a better outcome? Seems obvious, but so many people are still struggling. As I was researching this, I zeroed in on a quote that said, “If you fail to take time for planning, you

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What to Buy Each Month This Fall

You’d think by now we would all have the retail discount cycles memorized, but even I have to check my notes on this. There is this unspoken agreement among retailers to have the same sort of things on sale or clearance at the same time. It’s up to us to keep track so our money goes farther and to know what to skip buying each

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Hello Labor Day (or is it Goodbye Summer?)

This weekend is the unofficial end of summer in the form of Labor Day and hopefully a day off for many of us. I’m still laughing at myself for saying, “What happened to school starting after Labor Day? Back in my day…” Times have changed, and so have many traditions. Labor Day itself has changed a lot since it was first conceived.   A Little

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10 Simple Exercises for Home or Office

10 Simple Exercises for Home or Office Last week I mentioned that making time for exercise needs to be a priority. One of the biggest excuses I hear for not exercising is it takes too much time to get to the gym before or after work. What If I took that excuse away by telling you there are lots of easy ways to exercise while you

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8 Things You Wish You Had More Time For

I rarely have time anymore, but when I can carve out an hour or so for myself, I love to read. I come from a family of readers and have read many books that my mother read. One of the first “grown-up” authors I remember reading was Erma Bombeck; she was so funny. One of her last columns was a poem about living your life

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13 Awesome Uses for Baking Soda

I have at least three boxes of baking soda here because it is so useful. Like every home, one of them is in my fridge, so that tip doesn’t count for this list. In fact, using it to deodorize small areas is probably the biggest use (after cooking), so none of those will appear here. I figured I could take the time to find some

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