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6 Ways to Save on Your Thanksgiving Meal

ways to save on thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is just weeks away! Do you feel like Thanksgiving is really the beginning of the holiday season? To me, it beckons the commencement of a season full of Christmas music, holiday travel, parties, and of course, spending money. Many start their Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday. Though the frenzy of […]

3 Little Things That Are Wrecking Your Budget

3 Little Things That Are Wrecking Your Budget

Benjamin Franklin said, “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” Does this describe your finances? More often than not, budgets are wrecked or debt is accumulated by little things. Sure, those big surprise expenses also strain our finances, but we can probably credit smaller, sneaky expenses for doing the real […]

How Meal Prepping Can Save You Time & Money (And How to Get Started)

How Meal Prepping Can Save You Time & Money (And How to Get Started)

Meal prepping can be a great way to live as a faithful steward! Many of the principles, like discipline and planning, involved in meal prepping are biblical. Using your time wisely (Ephesians 5:16) to save money is demonstrating faithful stewardship. And being a biblical steward is all about managing our resources (namely our time, talents, […]

5 Ways to Control Your Spending (Even if You’re Not Overspending)

I once asked my husband for some creative ideas on how to help us save a little extra cash every month. He gave a little laugh and immediately exclaimed, “Save?! Don’t ask me – I like to SPEND!” While he identifies more as the “spender” and I more as the “saver”, we both would have […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

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10 Ways to Save $1,000 by Christmas

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Christmas may still seem far away – for most, school is back in session, the leaves haven’t started changing yet, and it’s still so hot outside, just the thought of a fireplace and hot chocolate makes you sweat.   […]

13 Gluten-Free Meals You Can Make for Less Than $3

13 Gluten-Free Meals You Can Make for Less Than $3

It’s completely possible to buy affordable, filling, healthy, (even gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or paleo) groceries to prepare delicious, and creative recipes for your family. The average American family spends 12% of their total income on food, and the average meal “out” costs $12.75. Since food and groceries takes up such a large portion of your […]

3 Ways Social Media is Wrecking Your Budget

INFLUENCES OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Social media. We love it?  We hate it? We hate that we love it? Whether or not you’re following, tweeting, pinning, gramming, or sharing, our world has drastically changed because of these social platforms, and they greatly impact your life, and finances. All these social platforms are businesses and are […]