Category Archives: Budget

Meal Planning to Save Money

One of our most common excuses for avoiding healthy eating is that it’s too expensive, and we don’t have the money. While I’ll agree that healthy eating can be costly, it really doesn’t have to be that much more expensive than any other type of eating if you use some simple strategies to stick to a budget. I’ve been using these tricks for months, and I can honestly say that we’re able to save money each week but still stay on track with our healthy eating goals. Do we always have the widest variety of foods? Nope, not always, but we always enjoy tasty and healthy food without spending too much!One of our most common excuses for avoiding healthy eating is that it’s too expensive. Use these tips to meal plan and save money on healthy eating!

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3 Financial Habits You Need to Adopt This Year

The beginning of the year is as good of a time as any to rework your finances and get things back in order, and one of the best ways you can do that is implementing effective financial habits. I’ll admit, our finances have been a work in progress since we got married. (You might remember our big b-word talk) But, there have always been three habits that we had in place with our finances that have made a huge difference in our ability to pay down our debt, live contently, and spend wisely. So, what are those three habits? Check them out and see if they won’t help you get back on track with your finances.Good financial habits are essential if you want to get ahead with your finances. So, check out adopt these three simple but effective financial habits!

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Refresh Your Finances

The holidays are great for a lot of things, except…the budget. Obviously, it’s important to set aside money for Christmas, but even having done that you probably aren’t applying any extra funds toward your financial goals at this time of year. In any case, though, we’ve successfully made it through the holidays and now it’s time to get back on track with several things in life, but especially your finances. Want to refresh your finances? Check out these simple ideas for getting back on track with your finances!Getting your finances back on track after the holidays isn’t easy. Use these ideas to get your finances in order and start the new year off right.

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Saving Money and Improving Your Finances

As a young wife and a mom-to-be, I need all the help I can get saving money. The tips and tricks that I use are relatively easy strategies that anyone can use to improve their finances and become more financially independent no matter what their current lifestyle is. I love finding new ways to save money and keep our costs low.Easy tips and tricks to easily start saving money and improving your finances. Find tons of new ways to save money and keep your costs low today!

If your life is like mine and you’re constantly wondering what you can do to save a little more or to support your family’s financial better, I’ve got you covered. First things first, go ahead and subscribe to Living Contently to receive a free copy of my Debt Payoff Toolkit, and then take a look at some of my other resources.

My tips for saving money and improving your finances run the gamut for helping those who are just getting started saving money to those who have already cut the budget as much as they can. Wherever you are in your journey to financial freedom, though, you’ll be able to find some helpful tips and insight that I’ve already put to the test. Continue reading

How To Afford a Vacation When You Don’t Have the Money

Now, I don’t typically advise you to spend money when you don’t have it; however, there are some things that are just that important…like a vacation. Okay, so let’s get one thing straight. I’m not really suggesting that you go out and spend money that you don’t have, but what I am encouraging is that you make some time to rest, relax, and take a break from reality even if the budget’s tight. And here is how you can do it.A vacation is one of the cornerstones of a great summer. Think you can't afford one? Think again! Check out these tips for affording a vacation on a budget.

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