Continuing Your Education On A Budget

I’ve spent the past few years casually contemplating a career change. It’s not that I’m terribly unhappy doing what I do, but I’m not sure it’s what I see myself doing for the rest of my life. When people hear this and ask what I want to do, I honestly don’t have an answer for them, mostly because I just don’t know.

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Back to School Savings

It almost saddens me to write this post. I’m not sure if any of you have noticed, but Target has started to run their Back-to-School ads, and it’s only a matter of time before other retailers join them. While I’d like to think that mid-July merely marks the middle of summer, many moms and dads have started searching for savings already to get ahead of the game. Before you venture out to stock up on necessities, check out a few of these tips to save yourself a little extra money (and frustration, too!).

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8 Ways to Save On Your Summer Vacation

I’ve definitely been bitten by the travel bug, and summer is one of my favorite times to go and explore new places. We’re hoping to fit in as many trips as we can in the next year before we have bigger obstacles to tackle (see more about that here), but it’s not always cheap. So how am I fitting in a trip to Los Angeles, the Hamptons, our favorite spot in Maryland, Florida, AND the Caribbean Islands in just one year?

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5 Mistakes to Avoid for Future Financial Success

Creating and sticking to a budget is the best way to set yourself up for financial success (and using BudgetSimple is a great way to get started). Sometimes financial decisions seem like a good idea in the here-and-now, but could impact you in a negative way later on. Avoid these 5 common mistakes people tend to make concerning their money and steer clear of future financial woes.

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25 Ways to Skip on Spending

I remember being younger and always complaining to my mom that I had nothing to do. She always met my chorus of “I’m booorrrreedddd” with pretty unique ideas for things to do without much money, since I didn’t exactly have much of an income. Some of these things are still pretty relevant today (except now I complain to my husband instead of my mom). There are a ton of things to do without spending much, if any, money. Check out these 25 suggestions for free or nearly-free ways to entertain yourself! Some ideas are more fun than others, but all are easy on your budget.

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Talking to Your Kids About Finances

We all know now that it’s important to budget your finances to plan for the future and manage expenses, but some of us don’t learn that lesson until later in life. We also all want the best for our children, so wouldn’t it be a great idea to teach them this while they’re young? Too many parents don’t discuss finances and how to handle money with their kids, and they send them off into the world unprepared and a bit naive when it comes to saving and managing their money. Start (and maintain) a conversation with your kids to help them understand how important it is to be money-savvy.

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Wedding Bells and Budgets

Wedding season is upon us! We’re getting ready to attend our first one of the year in a few weeks. This year’s agenda is considerably smaller than last year’s – we only have two as of now, but last year we attended NINE (in addition to our own), a majority of which were out of town. I really love going to weddings… free food & drinks, dancing, and family & friends, what’s not to like?

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