Money Savers Part 6: Gifts & Clothing

I have a love-hate relationship with purchasing gifts. I LOVE hunting for something special that will make the receiver excited! But I HATE putting it away when I realize it’s way over my budget and I don’t have time to wait until it’s on sale. So this new year I started doing my gift shopping…

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Money Savers Part 5: Mortgage

I don’t think anything makes me feel more “adulty” than talking about mortgages. Y’all, it’s just weird. Here I am, 28 years old with a mortgage to think about. I’m not even sure how that happened. But it did, and that thing has to be paid. Bummer, right? Luckily, we have been put in a…

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Money Savers Part 4: Student Debt

    When we first began crunching the numbers, we were certain that student loans were just going to be part of our lives. We didn’t see any way around them without throwing tons of money at them. While we were right about the loans sticking around, we were pleasantly surprised to find solutions that…

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Money Savers Part 3: Healthcare Alternatives

When I went into the teaching world, I never imagined I’d be worried about paying for health insurance. In my mind, of course it would be affordable for someone who chose to spend 8+ hours a day educating other peoples’ {germie} kiddos. Clearly I was mistaken. Fortunately, it wasn’t insanely expensive if my husband and…

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Money Savers Part 2: Cable Alternatives

If you’ve been thinking about ditching cable, now is one of the best times to give it a shot! There are so many options for devices, streaming providers, exclusive shows, etc. that we haven’t missed having a cable a bit. And we certainly haven’t missed the extra $60+ a month we were paying for it,…

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Money Savers Part 1: Groceries & Meal Planning

Thank you so much for choosing to follow this series of posts! After sharing that I would start the series, I had so many people show interest in the topic and I’m so excited to share our tips! When this all began, we had a pile of student loan debt, as well as credit card/medical…

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