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My Top 5 Money Mess Ups

By: Laura | EverydayByTheLake.com Today, I am fortunate enough to own a lakeside home and to be able to work part-time from my house.  But...

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6 Ways You’re Losing Money Without Realizing It

By: Stacy Rapacon | Grow You don’t have to be perfect to make progress on your money goals. Every once in a while, things come up—like that time you spent more than you meant to showing your out-of-town buddy a great time, or when you dipped into your emergency fund to cover a car repair—and...

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She Said, He Fled. Divorce in a FIRE Focused Family

By: Physician on Fire (Guest post by The Vigilante) “The Court finds no error in the support calculation. The Order remains as entered by the conference officer. Dr. Anderson, I’d recommend you adjust your spending if this is a problem.” The words of the judge stung. As if the divorce...

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Meet the Couple Who Live, Work and Travel in This Tricked-Out Van

By: Lindsay VanSomeren | Grow Stephanie and Nate Yarbrough, both 29, may live in a van, but it’s not what you think. Theirs is a tricked-out 2007 Dodge Sprinter, complete with custom cabinets, a full-size bed and 825 watts of solar panels on the roof. Ever wondered what life on the road is...

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Four Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

By: Every Day By The Lake Have you ever thought about quitting your job?  Have you imagined what it would be like if that element of your life was no longer there?  How would you use all of that extra time? That very thing had been on my mind for as long as I could …...

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11 Perks of Growing Up Poor (I Can’t Tell If I Sound Crazy…)

By: Lily | The Frugal Gene Poverty sucks. Don’t even start saying I’m making light of the topic. I can’t even begin to rant to you how much being poor sucks and changes things for the worst in almost every facet of the human experience. But we all knew that. So let’s try to… go …...

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You can be a minimalist in a big house

By: Melissa | SunBurntSaver.com A while ago, I wrote a post called “Get Organized to Save Time and Money”, and I was so proud of myself for decluttering and organizing my stuff. “It’ll stay like this forever!” I said to myself. Yeah, I’m sure you’re laughing right now 🙂 No...

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How Big Box Stores Can Cost You More

By: Accidental FIRE It’s undeniable that mega-stores like Walmart, Target, and Sam’s Club have lower prices.  They can pressure suppliers to bring prices down from a volume perspective, then they pass those cost savings onto the customer.  Simple economics. But these stores that take up 3...

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The Five Most Important Numbers You Need to Know

By: Meghan Rabbitt | Grow I spent my early 20s totally ignoring my finances. After all, what did it matter exactly how much was in my pitiful publishing paycheck when the answer was not much? Or how high my credit card debt climbed (very), or how little I invested (uh, zero)? I just trusted...

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The Secret to Mindful Budgeting

By: Kate | Cashville Skyline Our lives are busier and more stressful than ever. Careers, side hustles, family obligations, wellness, money, and the 24-hour news cycle make it impossible to relax. The word mindfulness is mentioned a lot. But it feels inaccessible to most of us. Like...