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Life is Short: Do What Makes You Happy

April 11, 2016

We have all heard the old adage, “If you do what makes you happy, you won’t work a day in your life,” and yet more than half of all working Americans are unsatisfied with their job, according to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey. Why is this? Why don’t people do what makes them happy? … Continued

10 Signs You’re Ready to Be Your Own Boss

March 28, 2016

Most of you probably know that last year, Kayla took a leap by quitting her traditional full-time job with a bank so that she could become her own boss, work her own hours, and start her own business. I too started my own freelance business, and honestly, I don’t ever want to look back. There … Continued

5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills

March 15, 2016

Growing up with frugal parents, living life as a frugal adult comes pretty easy for me. I was also really lucky to meet my frugal match in life. My husband and I both agree that we would rather live as frugally as possible so that we can put our money towards the things that we … Continued

No Time for a Side Hustle? Think Again!

February 29, 2016

A few years ago, I was stressed out with bills, overwhelmed with my kids and life in general, and feeling an abject lack of passion in my life. I had no real creative or personal outlet and no career prospects to speak of. I was very much in the throes of being a stay at … Continued

10 Reasons to Spring Clean before Spring

February 15, 2016

You wouldn’t know it by the snow on the ground and the frigidly cold temperatures in many of the states, but spring is on its way. As we draw closer to the end of February, we can start looking forward to warmer temperatures, the sunshine, and fresh flowers again. One way many people welcome spring … Continued

5 Frugal Valentine Gifts to Make for Friends

February 3, 2016

Whoever said that Valentine’s Day had to be about couples and romance? In my humble opinion, Valentine’s Day is much more fun when shared with friends as well. You also don’t need to spend a ton of money to show your friends, family, or coworkers that you’re thinking of them this Valentine’s Day. There are … Continued

Tips for Staying Motivated with Your New Year's Money Goals

January 18, 2016

Did you ring in the New Year eager to rock your money goals in 2016? I know I did. I felt absolutely sure that 2016 was going to be my year to get things done. I promised myself that we would stop spending our money on take-out and use it to pay off debt, and … Continued

16 Ways to Have a Great Financial Start this Year

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year from both Kayla and I! I personally can’t believe that 2015 is over already, but I am unbelievably excited for what 2016 has in store for me, my family, my finances, and my business. Have you thought about how you want 2016 to go, either financially or otherwise? I want to rock … Continued

New Year, New Chance at Financial Fitness

December 21, 2015

Can you believe that the New Year is only a week away?! I certainly can’t believe it. 2015 literally flew by. I had set some pretty lofty financial goals for the year, and seeing the New Year approach makes me a little bit panicky. I’m probably not alone in saying that I feel like I … Continued

12 Days of Budget Friendly Christmas Traditions

December 7, 2015

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to create traditions with family. Now that I am a mom of two, I get to share my favorite Christmas traditions with my kids. The holidays lend themselves to excess, though, and since I’m trying to a keep my spending under control, I need to make sure that … Continued

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