Simple Ways to be Happy Regardless of your Income

ways to be happy, happy living, happy tips
Now that the big holiday season has came and went, it’s the perfect time to work on becoming content with what you have and your current situation regardless of how much money you have or make. Even though people say ‘money doesn’t buy happiness’, do you really believe it? Can you be happy and content with thousands of dollars of debt hanging over your head or past due bills? Yes, money can...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Money, Philosophy

How to Get Ready to Purchase a Home

purchasing a home, homebuyer tips, homebuyer advice
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about purchasing my first home. I have plans to get into real estate before buying my dream home and would love to get the ball rolling soon. The only hold up is there are quite a financial factors holding me back. I’ve realized that purchasing a home is not the simplest process and it takes a ton of preparation. If you find yourself in a similar boat, here are 4...

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Posted in: Home, Money

5 Financial Topics to Discuss Before Marriage

couples advice, marriage advice, marriage tips
Marriage is a big step and can shift the entire financial aspect of your life. After you get engaged or once your relationship gets serious are both the best times to discuss your finances with your partner. In between planning your life together, it’s important to discuss the not-so-fun or interesting aspects of your life and how you will make joint financial decisions in the future. Here are 5...

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Posted in: Family, Money

5 Simple Budget Tips to Keep in Mind for 2016

budget tips, budgeting, personal finance
Budgeting is often viewed as a tedious or dreaded process. It’s not necessarily fun to think about adding up all your expenses and tracking your spending or dealing with a pesky spreadsheet and crunching numbers each and every month. Budgeting doesn’t have to be this way though. It can actually be – dare I say – fun. Setting some type of budget is crucial if you want to maintain or...

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