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49 Fun Things to Do as a Family (List of Family Activities)

Fun things to do as a family that are cheap and easy! A list of family activities to keep everyone entertained and engaged. As an adult, I occasionally daydream through a list of family activities from my childhood. Like playing badminton…
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Taking the Personal out of Personal Finances: Has America Gone Too Far with Sharing Numbers?

Do you openly share your household income with family and friends? Here's why I don't. I’ve had several uncomfortable run-ins with people wanting me to disclose my personal financial information. When I graduated college both my mother and…
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Hernia Operation Cost – How to Shop Around for Surgery

Did you ever think to lower your hernia operation cost ($3,900 - $8,900) by shopping around? Let me show you why you want to shop around for your next surgery, and how to estimate your costs. Amanda’s Note: Do not shop around if you have…
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13 Places to Find Cheap Quality Furniture (How Can I Get Cheap Furniture?)

13 actionable strategies for how to get quality furniture for cheap. Including the best place to buy furniture on a budget, and where all the cheap furniture online hangs out. Years ago, my husband and I purchased a large, 3100 square foot…
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Random Acts of Kindness Challenge: $5 Left at the End of the Month

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) brought my family together. They're a memory I hold onto, and one that I'm reinstating today in our household alongside the $5 Left-at-the-End-of-the-Month Challenge. I come from a divorced family. Wait, that…
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Banning the words “I Can’t Afford It”

Penny started her year with a New Year's Resolution to ban the words "I can't afford it" in her household. It made a big difference to the negative feelings she had about their money situation. I have asked Penny to do a guest post for me this…