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May 5, 2016
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How Should You Adjust Your Personal Budget When You Get a Raise?

I love this question.  I love thinking about what to do with the “extra” money when you get a raise. It can be tempting to start increasing your budget categories right away.  Maybe you feel like you’ve been cutting it close every month on your shopping budget.  If you’re like me, it’s most likely your […]

How Busy Couples Can Save Money on Food, Eat Healthy, and Save Time

When you both work full time, it’s tough to find the time to cook dinner every night and pack lunches every day.  When you get home, it starts to get late quickly, you’re both tired, and it’s easy to just plop down on the couch and say, “Want to order pizza?” I’ve been there.  Trust […]

April 1, 2016
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4 Tips for Kitchen Organization Mastery

Let’s face it, aside from your bedroom and whatever room in your house has your TV in it, you spend the most time in your kitchen. It is a place where you start your day and end your day (besides your cozy bed obviously). It is a place where you dream up new concoctions, make […]

March 25, 2016
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Healthy Sweet Potato Meatloaf Recipe

I think we have already discussed our love for sweet potatoes. They are considered a superfood (score!) and are so versatile! Even as it gets closer to Spring, I still fire up my oven because I find that casseroles and such are easier to pack as a lunch. Once summer rolls around, it will be […]

March 18, 2016
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Here’s a Breakdown of Our Personal Finance Budget Categories

Honestly, there are probably an infinite number of ways to break down your personal budget.  Rachael and I have been budgeting together for about 3 years now, and we literally track every penny that comes in or goes out.  Below, I will lay out what categories have worked for us and what types of things we […]

February 26, 2016
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How to Furnish Your Home Without Using Savings or Racking Up Credit Card Debt

Spencer and I moved into our first home in November 2013. Before, we had lived separately or in an apartment together. We have a three bedroom, two and a half bath, two-story town home. I remember the feeling of walking into the home once it was finished. It was sparkly and new and completely empty. […]

February 5, 2016
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One Simple Self Improvement Strategy that Will Bring You Results

I’m very passionate about improving.  I think that self improvement is the key to unlocking our full potential in life.  We’ll never know what we’re capable of unless we continue to improve and get better.  I’ve tried dozens of strategies over the years in an attempt to get better at certain things, but there’s one strategy […]

January 29, 2016
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The Easiest Way to Lose 10 Pounds or More in the Next 3 Months

If you’re like me, you read tons of articles that claim you can lose weight by doing X or changing Y.  Some of them are great articles, but a lot of them aren’t actionable or they are super vague.  Well, this is going to be about as simple as it gets.  Want to lose 10 […]

January 22, 2016
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I Read 50 Books in 2015. Here are 5 Things I Learned

For the last few years, I’ve set the goal to “read more”.  It was always pretty vague, so in 2015, I decided to set the bar at 50 books.  That would be about a book a week with 2 weeks of vacation (which is ironic because I read the most while on vacation).  I read […]

November 19, 2015
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5 Healthy Snacks to Help You Avoid Weight Gain

Snacks are absolutely key. Most people who are making an effort can plan their meals, make the meals, and stick to eating only that food. It’s the morning hunger, the afternoon need for more food, and the after dinner sweet tooth that really trips people up. I’m speaking from experience folks. Everyone says that it […]

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