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Personal finance articles to help you learn how to budget, save money and get out of debt. Helping you cut expenses, live below your means, live more frugally and love your life on a budget!

Should You Pay Your Kids Commission or Allowance for Chores?

Should You Pay Your Kids Commission or Allowance for Chores?

Do you pay your children an allowance and notice that they never want to do anything extra to help around the house?  Maybe you require them to do chores for their allowance or perhaps their mere existence earns them their allowance each week?  Have you ever thought about incentivizing them with a commission-based system instead?…

What Are Sinking Funds? Everything You Need to Know…

What Are Sinking Funds? Everything You Need to Know…

If you’re new-ish to the world of budgeting, you might have heard this strange term sinking fund before and wondered what it means.  Nope, it’s not a new type of investment; instead, it’s an incredibly helpful budgeting tool you should definitely be using!   Technically (according to Google dictionary, anyway), a sinking fund is a…

How Monthly Meal Planning Will Save You Time and Money

How Monthly Meal Planning Will Save You Time and Money

I don’t know about you but I hate grocery shopping. It’s the bane of my existence…(ok, that was dramatic), and meal planning? Ugh, it’s the worst…so I bet you’re thinking that monthly meal planning must be plain torture?  Hear me out.  After food shopping every single week and buying virtually the same foods (yawn) for…