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Calm-ish Me: Learning to Stay Calm and Focused By Living In The Moment

I was supposed to write this blog about chore time management, but the night was so lovely, I just couldn’t. I began to feel a pressure between my to-do list and the chance to enjoy the wind in my hair. The moon was only a sliver, the fireflies were shining bright and beautiful. The wind was picking up the dust just enough to give a haze to the night, it felt like dreams and magic. Who wants to write about chores when you can grab a cup of coffee and hang out on the porch swing all night enjoying nature and family?

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4 Reasons Our Budget Needed A Makeover… and a guide to help you do the same!

4 Reasons Our Budget Needed a Makeover... (1)Have you ever taken a financial or budgeting class? Maybe as part of your church or through a budgeting program that you paid for? Did you go over the ‘4 walls of budgeting’ and learn how to focus on bills and getting out of debt? We did. We listened to budgeting/money radio shows, listened to the podcasts, went to the classes, had a financial consultant look at our finances and … it still wasn’t working for us.

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How To Have A Self-Care Regimen With A Newborn

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Remember that we are learning to refocus and find balance in all areas of life. Last week, we talk about finances (click here to read my budgeting ideas for a varying income). As I started to write this, I realized I have no idea why I decided to pursue this niche at this season in our lives. Am I semi-crazy to even consider that balance and focus is possible with our firstborn being just a month old? But then again, I have no wish to burn out and be stressed during such a precious time in our lives, and since I believe that being able to live in balance is the secret that we are searching for in our lives, so I am actually trying to find some form of balance as we are learning to be new parents. 

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5 Principles of Money Management For Side Hustlers, Direct Sales and Entrepreneurs

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I love budgeting!  However, for the past 3 years, it was very difficult for us to create a working budget. We both worked 2-3 jobs at a time, but they were unstead pay/hours. Some were cash based, some were seasonal, all of them were part-time, shift work, direct sales, side hustles, gigs or build your own business jobs. Budgeting was a nightmare – our income was always changing and it seemed we had no way to predict what we could make, so we never knew if bills would be paid or not. I have finally come to realize that these types of jobs require budgeting to be done slightly different than a 9-to-5er would do a budget. Here are our insights into budgeting for the people like us…

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A 6-Step Guide To Move Out Of Stress-Paralysis…

#stress #avoid #dreams #success #adviceTrauma? Medical challenges? A move? A relationship loss? A career shift? A new baby? Yes, we just had our first born baby by C-section, and we are incredibly happy and blessed. However, parenting is also creating stress for both of us as we try to figure this all out. Really, any change will create stress on the brain. No matter what the situation is that is creating the stressors, we always need a plan to keep moving forward.

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A Breakdown of 15 Tax Deductions For The Normal Guy Running A Home Business or Side Hustle

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It’s tax season, so if you were working last year, and as boring as it is, you need to file taxes. So let’s talk the most common deductions and how to simplify your tax preparation…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These 9 Unique Ideas (PLUS 8 kid-friendly activities to include the whole family!)

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Valentine’s Day might be my favorite holiday. I love the cheesy hearts and forced signs of affection. I love that the stores are overflowing with flowers and one of those $20 bunches may end up on my dining room table. I have also learned to be very comfortable with buying my own flowers (since I am the one who loves them so much), besides what I REALLY LOVE from my husband on Valentine’s Day (or for any date) is creativity, a date made just for me because he knows it is a unique idea or activity that we will love. So, if you like creativity or need last minute ideas, here are 9 date/gift options for your honey and you plus 8 kid-friendly activities to make the best memories for your family this Valentine’s Day!

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41 Everyday People Give Their Best Financial Advice!

I have been blogging for weeks about our financial trials/triumphs and awesome experiences with side hustling and learning to budget, so I thought I would gather the input of friends and fellow bloggers (39 to be exact!) on what their favorite and best 1-sentence financial advice would be…. Here are their favorite 1-liners to turn your money around…

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Here Is How NOT To Cut Corners On A Budget

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Most of our blogs on budgeting is about savings and cutting costs. But SOMETIMES being frugal becomes a mindset that gets us stuck in a cycle money saving efforts that greatly increases our stress. Instead of focusing on budgeting, let’s take a breath and laugh at ourselves . Are you ready? Here are some of our “not best budgeting ideas” that we need to laugh about…

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Avoid The Biggest Money Pitfalls With These 3 Financial Principles…

Blog Avoid the biggest money pitfalls with these 3 financial principles

This week, I am reading a book called Debt-Free Living

by Larry Burkett. I am also reading up on some of my favorite financial blogs, it is always good to review what you know you already know.

So, while I have been reading up on my niche, I have been reminded that financial pitfalls tend to be the same for all of us. What are the pitfalls? Well, debt, living above our means and not planning for emergencies. However, these pitfalls can easily be avoided by following some simple principles, which I am going to remind you of in this blog…

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