How to Change Your Mindset: Comparison and Your Finances
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Sarah Brumley

How to Avoid the Comparison Trap with Your Finances

We spend much of our lives in the comparison trap. We see actresses lose the baby weight right after birth, models keep their “perfect” shapes no matter their age and others find success in ways we never imagined. But more often than not, comparison hinders our own progress and this

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Sarah Brumley

How to Keep Your Friends and Your Budget, Too

We’ve all been there at one point or another, wondering how to keep our friends and maintain our budget at the same time. It starts with a friend calling to ask if you want to go to dinner. You look at that well-planned budget for the month, and suddenly you

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Sarah Brumley

What My Quarter 1 Results Actually Were (Plus Q2 Intentions)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve entered Quarter 2 of 2024. In fact, we’re over halfway through April if you’re listening to this in real time, and I thought today would be a perfect time to give you a little insight into what’s happening in my life – with my

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Sarah

How to Make Date Night Work With Your Budget

As spring approaches, we find ourselves immersed in the season of love. And while that’s all well and good, if you trying to achieve a big financial goal, you might be wondering how to make date night work on a budget. Not to worry, I have some ideas that might

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Sarah Brumley

How to Stay Healthy Without Spending More Money

One of the complaints I hear the most from those just starting a budget is that they want to get their finances under control, but they don’t believe they can do so and maintain their health at the same time. That’s totally not the case, which is why I wanted

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Sarah Brumley

How to Tell Your Friends You’re On a Budget

If you’ve started your budgeting journey recently – congratulations! It feels good to know you’re on track to achieving your big financial goals, right? But what happens when you receive that invitation but don’t know how to tell your friends you’re on a budget? Trust me, I’ve been there and

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How to Get Out of That Winter Slump in Time for Spring
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Sarah Brumley

How to Get Out of That Winter Slump in Time for Spring

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the grass is getting greener once again. Spring is on the horizon, but you might not be feeling like it. If you’ve had a particularly long or dull winter (haven’t we all?), you might be struggling to get out of that slump. Trust

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How to Prepare for Baby on a Budget
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Sarah Brumley

How to Prepare for Baby on a Budget

Welcoming a little one to your family can be both an exciting and overwhelming time for parents. In addition to wondering whether you’ll be a great mom, you might also be concerned about how that little bundle of joy will fit into your financial situation. Follow along as we walk

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How to Use Separate Spending Accounts (And Why You Should!)
Budgeting
Sarah Brumley

How to Use Separate Spending Accounts (And Why You Should!)

Money disagreements can be a huge source of angst for couples. A 2018 study by Ramsey Solutions noted that “money fights are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity.” I don’t know about you, but Justin and I realized early on that if we were going to keep a budget

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Frugal Holiday Traditions to Start This Year
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Sarah Brumley

Frugal Holiday Traditions You Should Start This Year

Everyone loves the consistency of family traditions from year to year, but what happens when those traditions threaten to exceed your holiday budget? In my opinion – that means it’s time to start new ones. Give one of these frugal holiday traditions a try with your family this year. Tip:

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Sarah Brumley

The True Cost of Being a Caregiver for Someone You Love

I’m excited to welcome Holly Bird from Holly’s Bird Nest to share a bit of her story with us today. Holly and her husband, Tim, were blindsided early on in their marriage with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and, later on, dementia. Since that time, she’s taken over as the

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