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    5 Time Saving Shopping Tips for Groceries

    When I worked in corporate I shopped for groceries like some people shop for shoes. We had no budget. I planned very little. I bought what I wanted. And what the kids wanted if they were with me. I hated grocery shopping. Really hated it. That’s probably why I bought whatever I wanted. It was retail …

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    Feed Your Family with a $100 Grocery Budget

    About a year ago, I came across Amiyrah Martin’s $64 Grocery Budget on 4 Hats And Frugal. We were looking for ways to cut spending and I had already trimmed the budget to accommodate private school tuition for Alexandra. Excited about this new possibility, I gave it a go. I failed…miserably. Frustrated with my unsuccessful …

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    5 Money Management Tools Every Family Needs

    It’s a commonly accepted notion that the two largest causes of stress in relationships are communication and money. In my non-scientific estimation, I believe the issues arise from communication (or the lack of it) ABOUT money (or the lack of it). According to an Ameriprise Financial study, nearly one-third of all couples clash over finances …

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    God’s Great Provision

    In February 2011, I bought a new car. Our family had long been outgrowing my beloved Lexus RX300 and it had too many issues that weren’t worth fixing. So, after weeks of searching, test driving and calculating, I signed on the dotted line for a 2006 Volvo XC90…and paid for it with cash. Yeah, it …