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11 Rules to Instantly Increase Your Success When Talking About Money With Your Spouse

Yelling and hurt feelings unfortunately might be a sign that you are in the middle of talking about money with your spouse. If this is your situation, then you are probably feeling hopeless about ever reaching any sort of financial freedom.

One of the top questions I get asked on a daily basis is “how do I get my spouse on board with budgeting?”

These 11 money tips for couples will set the stage to help your money conversation actually be successful and get your spouse on board with budgeting. Following these simple tips will create a rewarding conversation when talking with your spouse about money. Continue Reading →

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November 2017 Family Finances Budget Update – How to Quickly Correct Your Money Mistakes

I’m about to share with you the real life numbers that make up our family finances. BUT I made a mistake. A mistake that cost us money. A mistake that I promised myself would never happen again!

You will have to watch the video (below) to find out what the mistake was and how we plan to correct it for the future. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

This is your opportunity to look at the real life numbers of another family’s finances! Learn from their money mistakes to help build a strong family budget. She shares tips on how to learn from your money mistakes and how to start a budget that won’t fail! Continue Reading →

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October 2017 Family Budget Update – BIG Changes Coming Soon!

There are big changes coming to our family budget! We are in the middle of escrow on our first house ever! You can read more about our house hunt here.

We will be more than doubling what we pay for rent with our new mortgage payment (including taxes, PMI, and insurance). That means we need to make some changes with our budget.

 

How to Budget for Beginners - What a Budget for a Family of 5 Looks LikeThe best thing is that because we have already lowered our expenses, paid off all our debt, and have been putting thousands of dollars in savings each month, the change won’t affect on our lifestyle much at all! Continue Reading →

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September 2017 Real Life Family Budget Update

The key to keeping a budget that you can actually stick to, is to keep it evolving with your family. As much as I’m sure you would love to “set it and forget it”, that’s just not realistic. But the good news is that updating your budget is not hard at all! That’s what I am showing you in this month’s budget update!

We have some major changes coming up in relation to our family finances! As in, we hopefully will be buying a house!!! Fingers crossed! Be sure to keep up to date on our house hunt updates and to get all the details in real-time by following me on Instagram.

This new change will increase our “rent” from $1,200 a month to just around $2,800 a month. Super crazy!

Real Life Family Budget Update Continue Reading →

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August 2017 Real Life Budget Update – $2,182 Saved!

It’s that time of the month again where we vulnerably open up our bank account and share with you in our budget update everything that went in and out of our real life budget over the last 30 days.

With hubby’s schedule changing it is leaving even less time for date nights or family time where all five of us can be together at the same time. It’s things like this that have always caused speed bumps in our budget in unexpected ways.

How a simple one REAL LIFE family budget helped pay off almost $20,000 in debt in less than one year and now puts over $2,000 into savings each month! If you are overwhelmed by debt and are trying to live on one income, learn from this family how to pay off debt quick and start working towards your savings goals! Learn how to save money on a small budget! Continue Reading →