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Women’s Money Week is about encouraging women to speak up about money, take control of our finances, and reshape our financial future. Women’s Money Week will run from March 5th-11th, 2012 on WomensMoneyWeek.com — coinciding with International Women’s Day. Make Sh*t Happen by Jenny Blake ($47). Discover Your Money Map Number ($497) + 1 Month of Eyes Wide Open Coaching ($97) by Alexis Neely.

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I’m not sure; I blogged about frugality between 2007 and 2011 and am pretty sure I discovered you as part of the frugal living, money-saving blogosphere. How did you get interested in saving money? What’s the “why” behind your money-saving efforts?


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Ways to Beat Lifestyle Inflation

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I still have debt to pay off and want to buy a house, so all of that inflation money could go toward saving or paying down debt more quickly. Here is what I think would work for me to beat lifestyle inflation: Pretend You’re Not Making More I’ve considered filling out a form with payroll at my work to transfer the difference between what I used to make and live on, and what I now make, into my savings account. Should You Consider Investing Your Money?

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High Stress and Low Pay: Would You Do Any of These Jobs?

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Not too long ago, I was reading an article on CNN Money on some of the most stressful jobs that come with low pay. That can be pretty stressful, and these workers only make a little more than $38,000 a year. You deal with difficult people, and have to worry that you are making the right split-second decision. There are time demands and stress demands, and you are likely to make less than $34,000 a year. Some people will make more money and some make less.

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3 Tips to Ensure You Adhere to Your Budget

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Now that I make more money and can afford to indulge once in awhile, one of the most difficult parts of budgeting is actually adhering to it, when it’s not imperative for your financial survival. You’ll go nuts if you are only allowed to spend money on necessities! How To Get Your Budget To Balance The ABC’s of Debt Reduction The Spending Plan Mentality Best Money Tip for a College Freshman Who Needs a Budget? Money Tips

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

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ACTUAL MONEY PUT TOWARDS DEBT OVER 5 YEARS (because of interest during the 5 years) – $200,000. Once we got married we realized we have great jobs and a great income, but where is all the money going? We knew that we would make more money but we wanted to be able to buy a house with a conventional mortgage and we can’t come up with the down payment so we need to ratchet down. What are the top 3 – 5 ways you found money to put towards debt.

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A Case for Starting an Online Business on the Side

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You don’t need to build a brick and mortar store, staff it, buy equipment or really spend more than $100 to start a business, if you do it online. You may find yourself making more money online off of your business than you are at your day job. Become an Entrepreneur The Basics of Starting a Freelance Business Earning Extra Money Online With Paid Surveys Could Your Commute Be Costing You More Than You Think? Four years ago, I started my main blog.

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Money and Marriage – How To Get And Stay On The Same Track and $999.99 Giveaway

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There are many decisions to consider and much give and take that is needed to make a successful and long lasting marriage. You both made or will make adjustments to your thoughts, words, beliefs and actions to accommodate the other. Perhaps she wants to live in an elegant older home but he won’t put up with the many repairs and remodeling tasks needed to make it actually livable. And then there’s money. Find Your Money Personality. Money Tips

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The Best and Worst Times to Side Hustle

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There’s always an opportunity to make more money which is why many take on side hustles as a way of maximizing that opportunity. Side hustles can range from babysitting to web designing to freelance writing to soap making- basically anything you can charge for can become a side hustle. Tip: If you side hustle hourly, consider setting a minimum with your employer that makes your travel time and expenses worthwhile. Money Tips

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Is It Worth It To Purchase Insurance For Your Smartphone?

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So, when it comes to making the ultimate decision about whether or not you should purchase insurance for your smartphone , here are five main things to consider: You Probably Won’t Even Need It. When people pay more than a few dollars for something and they use it on a daily basis, they tend to be pretty careful. It’s a cell phone company’s job to try and “upgrade” their sales; that’s how they make more money. Money Tips

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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But the truth is, we have the money. And while I don’t like parting with our money, I am grateful that this repair won’t send us into financial distress. 2 – Decide where to put the money. You never know when you will need this money.

10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

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The idea of becoming debt free makes me downright giddy. How did they make it happen? Everyone had unique motivation for working towards debt freedom: Jackie and her husband were sick of the stress that goes along with money issues. She also didn’t want to waste money that is spent on mortgage interest. They Earned Extra Money. Acadia’s advice is to be creative and think about your talents and gifts and how you could use them to make extra money.

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How to Make Good Financial Decisions

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To get ahead in life, you need to make more good decisions than bad. Good decisions can result in your ability to get a better job, make more money, save more money, invest for gain and other steps that help you end up in financial plus land. How does one go about making more good decisions than bad ones? Decision making must be done based on the present and your vision of the future. Factors That Help You Make A Good Decision.

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Money vs. Family Life


In this day and age, we are under so much pressure to make money, maximize our earning capacity and often at any cost. With the state of the world economy so fragile, there is even more pressure around the household finances. Well I’ve realized that in some cases, money isn’t everything. When someone advances within an organisation, they will typically play a growing role in the decision making process of the company. Money Does Not Equal Happiness.

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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But the truth is, we have the money. And while I don’t like parting with our money, I am grateful that this repair won’t send us into financial distress. Dave Ramsey suggests in his book, The Total Money Makeover , that you create a starter emergency fund of $1000. Being self-employed, we have a higher starter fund on hand and when we pay off our non-mortgage debt, we will save to at least 6 months expenses and maybe even more. Bringing in Extra Money.

Work Harder, Then Work Smarter

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If you’re asking yourself the questions above, you’d better make some changes to your life in a hurry! Now, of course everyone can make some extra money from time to time, but what is the logical answer to digging yourself out of this paycheck-to-paycheck life? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you can find more time for a part-time job (because I know you’re watching that television at least once a week). Money Tips

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Things to Consider Before Investing in Real Estate

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Real estate is a great investment, because as Teddy Roosovelt once said “you should buy land; they’ve stopped making it.” Know beforehand if you plan on making money off your real estate via rent or capital gains. Will I make more money off of rent, or more money off of the increase of the value of the land? Areas where a lot of immigrants live are great for making money off of rent. Money Tips