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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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