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How to Organize your Christmas Decorations for Easy Storage

It is sad to think about, but the holidays are over. I know that some people like to spread the holiday cheer by leaving their Christmas decorations up until February (or May). Not me. I like to start the year fresh with the house as clear of clutter as possible. *Gasp* did she just call Christmas […]

Personal Budgeting Checklist for the Start of the New Year

The New Year always brings excitement, inspiration, and usually resolutions and goals.  I know this because our gym is now twice as busy this week than it was last week.  Before you get started running down the New Year path already, it’s important to close out your previous year, especially from a financial standpoint.  Here […]

Increase Productivity with the 24 Hour Grind Strategy

There are times in either my work or personal life that I am just flat out overwhelmed. I have so many things to do or accomplish, and I feel behind. I want to differentiate “overwhelmed” from the day-to-day need to get tasks done. Personally and professionally, there will always be things that need to be […]

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3 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Pressure

“Want a slice of pizza?”, asks your co-worker at the office. “Here, have a piece of chocolate”, suggests your brother. “Why aren’t you having any beer?”, questions your friend. These are just a few extremely common examples that pop up throughout any given week.  Staying on track with your healthy lifestyle can be challenging enough without […]

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Sausage and Kale Brown Rice Pasta

Colorado has finally started to feel like fall. This means that the cubbies in the gym, which over the summer contain only keys, are now stuffed with coats and sweats. Fall in Colorado is an exercise in managing expectations. Sometimes, fall is long and beautiful with perfect cool weather. Sometimes, the weather skips straight from summer […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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