Start Planning for a Meaningful Holiday

Rethink Holiday Generosity It's that time of year again! Time to think about upcoming travel, food, gifts, and everything else that comes along with the holidays. I love it! How many of you have already started buying Christmas presents?! I've got a stash going already! But when it comes down to it, I know that the presents are not the most important part. Sometimes we get swept up in the generosity of the season and we end up overspending.In... …
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The Cash Envelope Budget System

Cathy's sister Carolee is guest posting this for us. She will be introducing you to the CASH ENVELOPE BUDGET SYSTEM in 2 parts. This post she covers the pros of using the system and gives you pointers to get started. She also gives you some helpful tips to implement the system and help choosing envelope categories. This is FAB Carolee. Thanks so much! I am a mostly stay-at-home Mommy of four young children and wife of a school teacher. As my... …
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FREE EveryDollar Budget

I'm a new fan of budgets.  My husband has been doing our bills forever... well, since we first got married anyway. With my two "from home" jobs (Fabulesslyfrugal.com and Essential Oils), there is an added need for us to be exact in our budget, and it got signifantly more complicated.  Especially around tax time.  :) which is you know... now :) Recently, I asked if it was an area I could help him out in.  He said yes.  I am stunned at the amount... …
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Last Day! The Financial Renovation – FREE

Free Financial Renovation Course! I'm really excited to share with you this free Financial Renovation E-Course with Lauren Greutman from I Am That Lady! She has been there, down in the trenches of debt and despair. Several years ago she toted over $40,000 in debt and more bills each month than she could pay. She learned what it takes to climb out of that though!Now she can use this experience to help others succeed as well. She... …
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Holiday Planning Guide

Make This Holiday Season Meaningful Within Your Means. Okay, everyone...how is your holiday season going so far? Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone...Did you encounter any hurdles or roadblocks that you were not prepared for? Have you tried something new as a result of the challenge from last month? Are you using a holiday budget spreadsheet?It really is a great challenge. I encourage you all to try it... …
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Keeping it Frugal

As we begin the holiday shopping season (one of my favorite times of year!), we want to remind you all that...We are here to help you keep it frugal. We will be posting all sorts of great deals on fun stuff to buy. However, our intent is not to get you to spend more money. You don't need to buy something just because there is an awesome deal. You, as an individual and with your family, will need to evaluate your budget and your priorities,... …
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Meaningful Within Your Means

The holidays can take a lot out of you and in the midst of all that joyful hustle and bustle, you can end up overspending. That's why we want to help you be meaningful within your means.The things that mean the most to you, are well within your means.Most of our holiday memories are not about the gifts, but about the traditions and stories shared with families. SunTrust wants everyone to avoid the "holiday hangover" so you can start the... …
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$5 Dinner Mom Cookbooks Only $6.00 & More!

Cookbooks that are easy on the Budget... not only because they are only $6.00 each right now, but also each recipe in the book is only supposed to cost around $5.00 to make! I haven't read one of her cookbooks before, but it sure sounds intriguing!Author Erin Chase became a supermarket savvy mom, challenged herself to create dinners for her family of four that cost no more than $5 and is sharing her fool-proof method in her cookbooks that each... …
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Budget Challenge {Week 36}

How are you doing with your Grocery Budget? Did you know we have a weekly challenge going?  Lucky for you, it’s not too late to join!  Here are the details about our 2012 Grocery Budget Challenge. Even if you are not yet using coupons you need to start saving by setting some goals!We hope you will join us! Set a goal today and get on the path to taking control of your grocery budget! Here is how some of the fabs are doing...   Monica:... …
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Budget Challenge {Week 35} Giveaway Winner!

How are you doing with your Grocery Budget? Did you know we have a weekly challenge going?  Lucky for you, it’s not too late to join!  Here are the details about our 2012 Grocery Budget Challenge. Even if you are not yet using coupons you need to start saving by setting some goals!We hope you will join us! Set a goal today and get on the path to taking control of your grocery budget! Here is how some of the fabs are doing...Monica:... …
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