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47 Easy and Cheap Meals That You Can Make Today On A Tight Budget

47 Easy and Cheap Meals That You Can Make Today On A Tight Budget

Are you looking for easy and cheap meals that you can make today on a budget?  I sometimes feel like I am stuck in a food rut where I keep cooking the same things over and over again. Or I find myself staring at the fridge at 5pm, unsure of what to make for dinner.  Sound familiar? Please tell me that I’m not the only one.  But I do have to say that I am the master of throwing a…

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17 Meaningful And Thoughtful Gifts For The Frugal Mom

17 Meaningful And Thoughtful Gifts For The Frugal Mom

Moms are just notoriously hard to buy for.  So what are the best gifts for the frugal mom?  The mom who has everything.  The one who lives a more minimalist lifestyle.   These qualities can make gift giving even harder.  You always want to give a gift that is thoughtful.  Bonus points if it is meaningful.  But really, what the heck does mom really want?!  How do you define frugal? Dictionary.com defines frugal as “economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving…

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Why You Need To Ditch Your Scarcity Mindset To Create An Abundant Life

Why You Need To Ditch Your Scarcity Mindset To Create An Abundant Life

If you have ever had thoughts of not having enough or not being enough then you have experienced the feeling of scarcity.   One who repeatedly has these thoughts and feelings, allowing it to dominate and dictate their life, is said to have a scarcity mindset.   A scarcity mindset is having the belief that there will never be enough.  This feeling can appear in many different areas of your life including money and finance, dating and relationships, or even work and…

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10 Fun Activities For Kids That Are Cheap Or Free

10 Fun Activities For Kids That Are Cheap Or Free

When you have kids, it is very advantageous to look for cheap or free activities to do as a family. It is easy to come up with a list of “fun” things to do.  But then you look at the cost and realize that the money spent on these things just might not be worth it.   $9 per person to see a movie?  Skip.  $25 to go to the aquarium?  No thanks.  $110 to go to Disney World?!  No way. …

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101 Inspirational Personal Finance Quotes And Sayings To Build Wealth

101 Inspirational Personal Finance Quotes And Sayings To Build Wealth

The path to reaching your financial goals can sometimes be a bit bumpy.  You may come to a crossroad or get a few curve balls thrown your way. But the only way to get through to the other side is to just keep on going.   One way to get you through these difficult times is to remember the reason why you chose to be on this path.  Maybe the reason you are working towards financial freedom is to be able…

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The Ultimate Guide to Geoarbitrage

The Ultimate Guide to Geoarbitrage

If you have found yourself on this page you are most likely looking for an answer to the question: Should I Geoarbitrage?  Or perhaps you found yourself here wondering, what the heck is geoarbitrage?   Well for either question, you have come to the right place.  This article will contain an in-depth guide to geoarbitrage.  What it is, how to find the right location, and how to put your plan into action.  Some of the links below are affiliate links.  As…

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Visit North Cascades National Park With Kids

Visit North Cascades National Park With Kids

Making a trip to North Cascades National Park with kids will provide your family with an unforgettable experience.   Traveling with kids can sometimes be a challenge.  The interruption in naptime, long travel times, and just the general unknown.  There seems to be a lot more planning that needs to be done when traveling with a family, as well as a whole heck of a lot more stuff to bring along .  But taking that family vacation is worth it.  You…

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Families Who FIRE: Families For Financial Freedom

Families Who FIRE: Families For Financial Freedom

In this interview for our Families Who FIRE series we talk to Stacie from Families For Financial Freedom and learn all about their FIRE path. Each of our interviews have highlighted a family who is on their FIRE journey. Although we all have our own approach to reaching FI and may be in different points of our journey, we all have one thing in common. We all have a goal of FIRE and are passionate about helping others successfully reach…

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Families Who FIRE: Family Finance

Families Who FIRE: Family Finance

There are so many families in the world who are trying to reach FIRE. We have really enjoyed sharing these stories with you. And hope to provide you with a little bit of inspiration to keep on working towards your goals. Being a family working towards FI isn’t much different than if kids were not in the equation. But one thing that does stand out when you do have a family is finding that work/life balance. This is especially evident…

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Families Who FIRE: Kayla & Ryan from Family and FI

Families Who FIRE: Kayla & Ryan from Family and FI

This is our third FIRE Family interview. We have learned from our other two interviews that families may have a different approach to reaching Financial Independence but that the core values are the same. This also holds true for today’s FIRE family. Today, we talk to Kayla and Ryan from Family and FI. Together they have faced adversity and overcome challenges. They have worked hard to educate themselves about money management in order to provide a better life for themselves…

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