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Update #2 | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important … [Read More...]

Our Debt Freedom Plan feature

Create a Plan to Eliminate Your Debt | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Allow Yourself Some Fun Money | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Take a Household Inventory and Plan for Replacements | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

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Create a Gift Giving Fund | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Create an Emergency Fund | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Update #1 | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Create a Personal Escrow Fund | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Reduce Your Spending in 3 Budget Categories | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Where is Your Money Going? | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

How Much Money is Coming In? | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

What are YOUR Financial Goals? | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

create your own family balance sheet

Create a Family Balance Sheet | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. We’ll talk about cash flow, budgets, debts, and all of the nitty gritty of our finances that might not be fun to talk about, but are so important to discuss. Please refer back to the original post for a … [Read More...]

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

31 Days to Organize Your Finances

Do you feel completely overwhelmed by your finances? Are you routinely late on paying bills? Do you regularly overdraw on your checking account? On any given day, do you know how much money is in that checking account? Are you and your spouse arguing constantly about money? If these questions are stressing you out--that is not my intent! … [Read More...]

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Stop Chasing Balance, Start Being Present

Stop chasing balance and start being present. I can't take credit for this phrase; I wrote it down at a blog conference a few weeks ago. A very successful blogger was telling the audience how she struggled to manage it all: marriage, motherhood, career, friends. After an accident from lack of sleep, she realized having it all wasn't working for … [Read More...]

Debt Free Stories

Do You Have a Debt Free Story that You’d Like to Share?

Is your goal to be debt free? It's our goal at my house. My kids are even on board. They've read our family's Debt Freedom Plan; we keep it on the refrigerator door. I love to read and hear stories from others who have become debt free. I devour their stories. Soak them up. I want to know the details of how they became debt free as if there … [Read More...]

Prepare Now for a Debt Free Christmas feature

Prepare Now for a Debt Free Christmas

News flash: 96 days until Christmas morning. Does that thought make you panic? Do you know how you'll pay for all of the expenses that the holiday season brings? Gifts, decorations, holiday cards and let's not forget the food. Rather than succumb to the chaos, let's plan together to spend only what we have and not put one dime of our holiday … [Read More...]

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I Bought a Costco Membership & It’s a Great Time to Get One

The closest Costco Wholesale is about 10 miles away, which isn't that far, but we belong to another warehouse club just 2 miles from my house, so I never considered getting a Costco membership. About a month ago, two friends were raving about their love for Costco. I became intrigued and I even mentioned to my husband that I might check out a … [Read More...]

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We Bought a Camper & We Need Your Favorite Camping Recipes

Years ago, we took our first family camping trip to a nearby camp ground. It rained heavily for 12 hours straight which was not fun, since we were IN A TENT. The camp ground is located right beside an amusement park and that was going to be the main event of our weekend. We scrambled to find some indoor activities for our young children; they … [Read More...]