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How to Save on Groceries

This post is brought to you by my better half (and yes, this is her typing already). Hi, I’m Taryn, mom of 6 and food blogger at Joy Filled Eats who spends countless hours in the kitchen both working and feeding my tribe. Over the years I’ve come up with a few ways to save

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A new budget every month? Why?

Whenever I talk to people about budgeting, there are a few common things that come up. There are those that tell me that they have tried budgeting, but they haven’t been able to find a budget that works. There are others that tell me it is impossible to plan for every expense that they might

How to use a Sinking Fund

Intentionally planning for larger expenses is a crucial part of a successful financial plan. From larger items like replacing a car and a home purchase to more recurring items like annual subscriptions or a vacation. Having an appropriate savings plan and knowing how to use a sinking fund is key. What is a sinking fund?

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5 Tips for Beginning to Budget

Whether it is your first budget or your five hundredth budget, creating a solid budget can be a challenge. Having a process is very helpful. These 5 tips for beginning to budget are helpful for beginners as well as seasoned budgeters who are looking to improve their process. Living with a budget is a skill

Do I need to budget with my spouse?

This is a very common question, but the answer is easy. Yes. Money fights, a lack of communication between spouses regarding money, and not setting goals together are three of the top reasons for divorce in the United States. Work together When couples work together, they are more successful. Budgeting together forces you to communicate,