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Ebates Review: How to Earn Cash Back

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This is my honest Ebates review. All links to Ebates are to my referral link. When you join, you will also get a referral link to share with your friends to earn additional cash back. . If you do any shopping online, whether it’s at a department store, discount store, travel, or vacations, you are leaving money on the table if you’re not shopping through an online portal, such as Ebates. What is Ebates?

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How Angela & Jeff paid off $58,000 of Debt in 2 Years

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Meet Angela. I watched her and her husband’s debt free scream on The Dave Ramsey Show. When I heard her mention that she had a You Tube channel, I just knew I had to ask her for an interview. I was thrilled that she agreed, and I think you are going to love this couple’s story.

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How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

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Meet Kristy, aka, The Former Mrs. Jones. I first heard her story on the Dave Ramsey show. The segment was so inspiring that I reached out to her to see if she would participate in the Debt Free Stories series. I was thrilled that she said yes, and I’m super excited to introduce her to you.

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Introducing: Family Budget Spreadsheets

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I’ve been working behind the scenes on a tool that I personally use to track and organize our finances: Family Budget Spreadsheets. This package of 9 Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is designed to help you organize your finances, plan for major purchases, create a budget, understand your cash flow, and track your net worth. Many years ago, we could say yes to the questions in the above graphic. This blog was based on my very first spreadsheet, the Family Balance Sheet.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

40 Summer Dessert Recipes

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These 40 Summer Dessert Recipes are sure to delight your family and/or guests, and you will no doubt have trouble deciding which one to make first. From luscious popsicles to no-bake pies, you will find something for every occasion and every palate. Enjoy this delicious list!

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (tips from the achievers)

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Wonder what sets you apart from the people that seem to crush their financial goals? They seem to be everywhere on Facebook, blogs, radio shows, and websites.

Over 40 and Worried about Money? Start here!

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I’m a proud member of the over 40…+… club! And by over 40, I mean I’m on the down slide to 5……nope, can’t quite type that number just yet. I really am enjoying this decade though.

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Family Budgeters Unite!

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On Facebook? I started a closed Facebook group, Family Budgeters Unite! I envision the group to be a place to find and share tips, motivation, encouragement, and inspiration about family finances and budgeting. We’ll talk about what works for us and doesn’t work for us when it comes to saving and budgeting our money. I have a lot of plans for the group and I hope you’ll join me. Join the Family Budgeters Unite! Facebook group.

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Find out how Richard paid off $40,000 of debt

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Richard of Frugality Magazine , where he shares frugal living tips for financial freedom. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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30 Camping Recipes

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Camping is one of my family’s favorite hobbies. I’ve pulled together 30 creative camping recipes that I plan to add to our next trip’s menu. Choose from burgers and kabobs to hearty breakfast ideas and sweet treats. You’ll find a delicious variety for your next camping trip.

Find out how Anna paid off $23,605 in college, personal loans, and credit cards.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Anna. She is on a mission to help others become debt free. She writes at her personal finance website, And Then We Saved. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? . I grew up in Newport News, Virginia.

Find out how Jessica paid off $56,000 of student loans, credit cards, and a car loan.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jessica. She owns Every Single Dollar , an online financial resource dedicated to helping single women make informed financial decisions and set themselves up for financial success. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What do you for a living?

Considering buying an Instant Pot? Here’s my review!

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The Instant Pot has taken the home cooking community by storm. Have you considered buying one too? Or maybe, you’re wondering what exactly is everyone talking about? . We are extremely busy with activities and homework during the week, so I took the plunge, because I need to simplify my meal planning and prep. Here’s my experience so far! I bought the 8 quart version of the Instant Pot (IP), but it also comes in a smaller 6 qt version.

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Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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I am a big Dave Ramsey fan and I often listen to his show while I’m cooking dinner. So I’m thrilled to bring you today’s story, because I actually watched this couple’s debt free scream when it was live on the show. Please welcome Drew & Farrah.

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Find out How Chris & His Wife Paid off $52,000 in 7 Months

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Today’s Debt Free Story is a guest post from Chris Peach. He and his wife paid off $52,000 in just 7 months. That’s crazy, right? How is that even possible? Keep reading… We Were Normal. In 2011, Andrea and I were normal. We had been married for 3 years and we both had great jobs.

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How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot

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Wondering how to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot? It’s so easy! Let me show you how! How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot. These directions are based on MY experience and what worked for me with my 8 quart Instant Pot.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Just last week, my husband sent me a short text, “truck $700.” ” My stomach sank. He took the truck to our mechanic because a light came on on the dashboard.

Medi-Share Update: One Year Later

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This is NOT a sponsored post. However, links to Medi-Share’s website are referral links. I only suggest products that I believe in, and this is my honest experience and opinion of our first year with Medi-Share. Health insurance is a struggle for many people, and for us it became a big source of anxiety at the end of 2015 when our insurance company went out of business.

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31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Day 1

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Do you feel like your grocery spending is out of control? Are you shocked by how much you’re paying at the check out and how little food is actually in your cart? Do you constantly struggle at dinner time trying to figure out what to feed your family?

20 Frugal & Tasty Rice and Beans Recipes

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Rice and beans are two inexpensive ingredients that people equate with frugal cooking and boring recipes. Instead they are a tasty way to keep your grocery budget in line while adding protein and fiber into your diet.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.20.17

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Welcome to my weekly series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget. Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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5 Steps to Crush Debt in 2016 + FREE Debt Payoff Goal Tracker

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Are you ready to crush debt this year? We’re going to give it everything we’ve got and hopefully pay off the last of our non-mortgage debt by the end of this year.

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Homemade Popsicle Recipes

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Popsicles aren’t just for kids! In fact, this list of 40 creative homemade Popsicle recipes offers ideas for everyone’s taste buds. From fruit and yogurt to fudge and coffee, you’ll find unique flavors and ingredients that turn an ordinary ice pop into a fun dessert.

Get your FREE Family Balance Sheet Excel Spreadsheet

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October is a big month for me. I met my husband in October. We married in October. Family Balance Sheet , the website, turns 9 in October 2017, but Family Balance Sheet, the spreadsheet, turns 14.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.13.17

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Welcome to my weekly series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget. Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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Introducing Honeycrisp Apple Inspired Products, PLUS a $25 GIANT Food Stores Gift Card giveaway!

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This post and giveaway are sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. Fall is truly my favorite season of the year. My birthday is in the fall. My husband and I were married in the fall. My husband and one daughter also both celebrate their birthdays in the fall.

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Keeping a Clean House without Stressing Out

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Please welcome, Elle from Couple Money , for today’s post. Beautiful sunny kitchen, sitting and dining room. Like most parents with little ones, keeping a sparkling clean house can be a ton of work.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.06.17

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Welcome to my weekly series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget. Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.29.17

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I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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30 Free but Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

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This is my third installment of Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas. I LOVE the ten ideas listed in this post (#5 & 7 are my all time favorites), but be sure to find 20 more ideas in the two posts linked to below. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.22.2017

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I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

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Did you make 2018 financial goals ? My husband and I discussed some ideas over our holiday break and we decided on 2 solid must-achieve financial goals for the year. If we complete them early, we’ll move on to 2 additional goals that are on our radar. Our 2 Main Financial Goals for 2018: 1 – Finish the will. Shame on us for dragging our feet on this for too long.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.15.17

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I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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An Update on Medi-Share – September 2017

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As open enrollment nears for many health insurance plans, I thought this would be a great time to give you an update on Medi-Share, the health sharing ministry that we are using in place of traditional health insurance. This is our first year and we unexpectedly put it to the test over the summer.

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Day 16: How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen

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Day 16 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Avoid Food Waste. The next time you open your refrigerator, consider this troubling statistic: According to the U.S. Dept of Agriculture**, a U.S. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. Let’s reread that sentence: A U.S.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09-08-2017

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I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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How to Build a Better Lunch (tips from Nutritionists) PLUS a $25 Gift Card Giveaway

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This post and giveaway are sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. The kids are heading Back to School! Reading, writing, arithmetic…and the school lunch. My kids have a love/hate relationship with their school’s cafeteria.

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Earn Cash Back with these Four Simple Grocery Apps

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It took me awhile to jump on the grocery app bandwagon. They seemed more time consuming than they were worth. But I have found 4 grocery apps that I now use regularly and I have a system in place to use them efficiently.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09/01/2017

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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , but I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

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