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Stockpiling Smiles: How Dollar Store Greeting Cards Bring Joy, Connection and Savings

I see the need for personal connection and support becoming more important than ever with the busier and more distracted we have become. One way I like to stay connected to others is with greeting cards. I absolutely love picking out a variety of greeting cards so that I have a stockpile at home. Having […]

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Master Your Money: The Power of Separating Daily Spending from Other Expenses

Today I want to talk about the idea of separating out your daily spending money from your bills, and how this one change can bring awareness, clarity and ease to your budget.  What makes this so powerful is that you will ultimately gain clarity and control on what you are spending your money on. As

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Save Money and Create Memorable Adventures: How Packing Lunches Can Transform Your Family’s Finances

Give family members the option of either buying hot lunch or packing a lunch and using the money that you would have spent for an adventure. Start off small – if we pack a lunch, we can use the money to go out for a dessert date, go to a movie, or play a round

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Birthdays and Anniversaries and Holidays, Oh My! The Best Ways to Plan and Budget for your Special Celebrations

I have a confession to make: before I found infinity calendars, I messed up birthdays on a regular and consistent basis.  I would get so frustrated when I found out that I had the wrong day by just a day or two. Or my personal favorite, I would miss the birthday altogether. These were the

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Finances – How to Avoid Feeling Like You Need a Vacation from your Vacation – Vacation Budgeting Tips

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You look ahead and think about where you want to go on vacation. You take the time researching hotels, airfare, rental cars, and things to do in the area. You talk to the family about it and everyone is excited and is looking forward to a much needed break.

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