Category: Finances

the Easiest Ways to Start a Family Budget

the Easiest Ways to Start a Family Budget

*This is a sponsored post* Freedom Debt Relief Reviews the Easiest Ways to Start a Family Budget The economy of today is not the bright and hopeful economy that many of us remember from days gone by. Rather, we live in a much more competitive, cutthroat world where the economy is unstable and the only thing that we seem to be able to count on is that things are going to get more expensive. This has caused many families to start to tighten their proverbial belts as a way to help adapt to the changes in the economy. There is […]

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15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

15+ Side Hustle Ideas to earn extra Money from Home and Pay Down Debt

Side hustles are getting more popular these days as busy parents yearn for more flexibility and a better work-life balance. Many of us have accumulated quite a bit of debt and are working on paying it down (student loans anyone?) and balancing our budgets. Being able to earn some extra money from home is wonderful and can help in so many situations. Read on for some great ideas for side-hustle businesses you can start and maybe even work from the comfort of your home in your pajamas!   Some links in this list are sponsored or affiliate, meaning I may […]

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Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

Investing in Stocks for Beginners: Learn to Invest with Stockpile

In exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I received a $25 gift card to try out Stockpile. This post contains a referral link. I am not a market professional and not responsible for gains or losses that you may experience.    Starting your money journey off early and on the right foot is important. Or, if you’re like me, you are arriving late to the party. It’s fine though, whether you start straight out of college or in your 30s, the important piece is to start! Previously I laid out the important basics you need to set up your […]

Posted June 22, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by E.A.C. Heating and Air   Several years ago, we moved into our huge new house, which features 5,000 square feet of space that gives us room to grow. However, I quickly realized a house that large is difficult to keep clean and presents some surprises on the energy bill. Some research led me to ideas on how to save money on our energy bill by making simple changes to our routine and maintenance plan. Change Your Air Filters Regularly Our HVAC systems use filters to keep the air we breathe free of […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

How to Create a Monthly Budget Like a Boss (with Printable)

The more you make, the less you seem to keep. Do you have this problem, too? Why is money so hard to hold onto? It certainly requires being organized, planning ahead, and having a good budget in place. But do you know how to create a monthly budget? Many of us make an attempt at a budget, but then unexpected things creep up or holidays and birthdays happen, and our good intentions go out the window. There’s always something that is getting our attention and wanting us to buy it, take it home, and live with us. We live in […]

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Making Money From Home Made Simple

Making Money From Home Made Simple

When it comes to the financial side of life, we all want to be able to feel comfortable. There is no worse feeling than having to struggle through the month to make ends meet. Fortunately, there are many ways to ensure that you never really need to struggle. No matter what kind of position you are currently in, there is always something you can do to improve your situation. However, it can be difficult to work out which ideas are profitable and which are probably not worth your time. But don’t worry – we are here to help. In this post, […]

Posted August 18, 2016 by Julie in Finances, Guest Posts, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Get Organized for Tax Season

Get Organized for Tax Season

The first few months of the year have come and gone, giving us the opportunity to recover from the holidays. Next comes another stressful time of the year. It is a time of gathering documents and counting up your children. It is a time when Mothers who gave birth in early January may wish they had given birth on December 31st instead. Do you know what time it is? If you’re in the US, I’m talking about tax season. This could either be a painful time or a time to celebrate – depending on whether you owe the IRS money, […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Julie in Finances, Organize, TopPosts, / 15 Comments
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Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

Blogging and Taxes – Free Income and Expenses Workbook

If you earn an income from your blog, you’ll have to claim that on your taxes. (In the US, that means if you earn more than $400 from your blog, you should include it on your taxes.) The best way to keep track of everything relating to blogging taxes is in a spreadsheet. You know me, I’m an Engineer and I love spreadsheets. Formulas and summary tables and visibly displayed data, oh my! So because I’m so awesome, I decided to provide my lovely readers with a Blogging Income and Expenses workbook to use in keeping track of your own blog’s data. General […]

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5 Smart Financial Tips I Learned from My Mom #BusinessWomensDay

5 Smart Financial Tips I Learned from My Mom #BusinessWomensDay

September 22nd is Business Women’s Day, and what better way to acknowledge this than to think about some great financial tips I have learned from the Business Woman in my life – my Mama. My Mom is a Real Estate Broker in California and started her own company quite a few years ago so she could be her own boss and make her own schedule. She also works from home, so I think her career choice is pretty awesome. I’d love to have that kind of control and flexibility, but my career path has taken me elsewhere for the time […]

Posted September 22, 2015 by Julie in Finances, TopPosts, / 10 Comments
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Learn how Investing is for Everyone with Stash

Learn how Investing is for Everyone with Stash

This post is brought to you by Stash. The content and opinions expressed below are mine. We try to discuss finances and our plans in my family, but often we are stuck with the road block of paying down debt and not really having a good foundation to start investing. We all know the saying “it takes money to make money”. But does that have to be true? If we look back over time, the market has been a great way to make money. From 1900 to the year 2000, the market grew an average of 10.4% per year*. But most people […]

Posted September 10, 2015 by Julie in Finances, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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