Budgeting Basics: 12 Tips for Managing Your Money Wisely

Embarking on a journey to master budgeting requires evidence-based strategies supported by research to manage your finances effectively and achieve your financial goals. Here are 12 research-backed tips, along with actionable steps to implement them, for mastering budgeting and maximizing your financial well-being: Set Clear Financial Goals Define specific, measurable financial goals that align with … Read more

Financial Freedom: 17 Steps to Financial Independence

So, you’re looking to kickstart your journey towards financial freedom. Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got just the guide for you. Achieving financial independence might seem like a lofty goal, but with the right steps and mindset, it’s totally doable. Let’s dive into these 17 steps that can help pave your way to financial … Read more

How to be Frugal Without Being a Cheapskate

Have you ever thought about living a more frugal lifestyle but feared it would mean becoming a cheapskate? The truth is, there are many ways to save money and still maintain your sense of style and personal values.  From learning what to do with discounts when they arise, finding creative cost-cutting solutions for home decorations, … Read more

Inflation Has Made Food Prices High and Grocery Shopping Challenging

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High inflation means higher food prices and making choices about which items are ‘must haves’ verses ‘nice to have’. This article from Wealth of Geeks goes into more detail. We are permitted to republish it here. Trips to the grocery store are making a challenging impact on families across the United States. Even just a … Read more

Are Family Outings No Longer Affordable?

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This article on family outings was originally published on Wealth of Geeks, we were given permission to republish it here. Having fun has never been more expensive. A new study revealed that classic family outings – baseball games, movies, and theme parks – have become insurmountable costs. These pastimes passed on from generation to generation … Read more

Genius Family Budgeting Apps to Keep Your Finances on Track

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Wealth of Geeks originally published this post on family budgeting apps. They gave us permission to republish the article here. Keeping your family’s finances stable this year can be challenging. Using a budgeting app is the ultimate hack to keep your family’s finances on track this year. There are a lot of budgeting apps on … Read more

Fight Inflation by Changing Your Shopping Habits

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Americans are exhausted, and they have every right to be. Between the war in Ukraine and our divisive political climate, Americans are feeling the effects of consecutive years of distress. As the pandemic enters a new year, the latest problem plaguing regular people is simple: they can’t afford groceries. Grocery shopping, which used to be … Read more

Take Action on Your Finances Right Now With These Apps

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For most people, budgeting is hard.  It takes time and forces you to dive deep into your spending habits – pulling your head out of the sand. Finding a way to make budgeting your money as easy as possible may give you the nudge you need to follow through and conquer adulting.  Whether you earn … Read more

5 Money Habits To Survive and Thrive in These Tough Times

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When it comes to building wealth and getting wealthy, our money habits have a profound effect. They literally control – sometimes unconsciously, how we operate each and every day.  For example, our habits control when we go to bed and get up, the route we take on our commute to work, the path we follow … Read more

Implement These 6 Money Habits Now Before Your Finances Get Out of Control

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First comes love, then comes commitment, then comes financial partnership. Individuals who come into a relationship with solid money habits have an advantage, but to make love work, it’s essential to merge skills to maximize the most of dual incomes and hit shared goals and dreams.  Financial planning can be a source of frustration and friction … Read more

4 Grandparents’ Lessons for Today’s Cost of Living Crisis

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Wealth of Geeks has permitted us to republish this article on some important financial lessons our grandparents can teach us. My grandmother is flying out to visit us for the holidays. Not every grandparent can afford to travel because they didn’t manage their money well in their younger years. Today’s cost of living crisis has … Read more

How to Make Your Own DIY Nursing Tank Tops

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If you are a breastfeeding mama like me, you know how timely to whip that boob out for your crying baby, even if you are on the move. For me, a nursing tank is one stable piece of clothing I can’t live without. It’s quick and easy to access and provides the most coverage of … Read more

20 Low-Spend Family Holidays You Should Know

Low-Spend Family Holidays

This helpful article on low-spend family holidays was originally published by Wealth of Geeks. We were given permission to post the article here. The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the season, giving gifts, and indulging in delicious food and drink.  But all that spending on get-togethers, events, and merriment adds up. Here … Read more