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A Bucket List for Making Memories

I read that 78% of people would rather spend money on experiences, such as time with family and going to events, than buying things. I'm in agreement with that 78%. Spending money doing things with the people I love is more important than any material possession. Or even spending time doing things for free. And … Continue reading A Bucket List for Making Memories

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30 Day Money Cleanse: Wrapping it Up!

I wanted to catch up with you all and let you know how my week using only cash went, and tell you about a few other things. I've made some decisions that will hopefully allow me to have more money to save. I'm serious about finding a new place that costs less overall than where … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse: Wrapping it Up!

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30 Day Money Cleanse Day 30: Congrats!

I’ve finished day 30 of the 30 Day Money Cleanse. How about you? If not, now is the time. Wow! The 30 days are up and we know far more about our current finances and our future financial outlooks. Are you happy with the results? I'm happy to have learned so much. I'm not done … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse Day 30: Congrats!

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30 Day Money Cleanse Day 27: Weekly Reminders

I’ve finished day 27 of the 30 Day Money Cleanse. How about you? If not, now is the time. We're nearing the end of the challenge, and you are doing great! Today is simply about reminders. This task took less than a minute to set up. It's important to do a weekly check of how … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse Day 27: Weekly Reminders

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30 Day Money Cleanse Day 26: Let People Know What You’re Doing

I’ve finished day 26 of the 30 Day Money Cleanse. How about you? If not, now is the time. Tightening your belt is a good thing, but you have to let others in on this plan. By doing so, they wont be surprised when you suggest more inexpensive activities, and they can hold you accountable. … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse Day 26: Let People Know What You’re Doing

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30 Day Money Cleanse Day 24: Revisit Expenses

I’ve finished day 24 of the 30 Day Money Cleanse. How about you? If not, now is the time. We've actually revisited this one already, but we'll do it again. It doesn't hurt to do this step every so often, to be sure you're in line with where you want to be. I'm not really … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse Day 24: Revisit Expenses

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30 Day Money Cleanse Day 23: Roll Over Your Old 401k

I’ve finished day 23 of the 30 Day Money Cleanse. How about you? If not, now is the time. Another N/A for me, but this time I wish I had one.   I'm going to be looking into 401k's, IRA's, and the like to be ready for when I start earning more with my writing, … Continue reading 30 Day Money Cleanse Day 23: Roll Over Your Old 401k