The $3,000 Wedding: How We Did It

The $3,000 Wedding: How We Did It is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

When my husband and I had the crazy idea to plan a wedding in three weeks, the only thing we knew for sure was that we were flat broke. I probably had a few thousand in savings and my husband had none. We were broke and in love and hell bent on getting married. An […]

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How to Prep for a Garage Sale

How to Prep for a Garage Sale is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

When in the process of paying off debt, you’ll find that you’ll do pretty much anything to try and make more money to pay off that debt a lot faster. Let’s face it—being poor sucks, and watching your hard-earned money go toward debt repayments is a total downer. For this reason, garage sales are often […]

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Getting Your Finances in Order Before You Have a Baby is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

As I start to approach 30, the idea of starting a family has been a reoccurring topic in our household. Of course, all the inevitable questions start to pop up as we prepare for this new stage of our life: Are we financially stable? Are we emotionally ready? Can we afford it? How much will […]

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How to Pay for Grad School

How to Pay for Grad School is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

After fighting myself tooth and nail, I finally decided this past year to go to grad school. For years, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to get a master’s degree, but for the longest time, I didn’t know what for. First, I applied to journalism school and got accepted. When the price tag was going to […]

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Why It Pays to Be Healthy: The Cost of a $5 Lunch

Why It Pays to Be Healthy: The Cost of a $5 Lunch is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

This year, my husband and I vowed to make eating well a priority. To us, this meant eating more whole foods, fruits, vegetables, meats…pretty much anything that came in its natural form and not from a box with ingredients we couldn’t pronounce. On any given week, I would say about 90% of my meals are […]

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Saving money by Barter: Is the art of bartering gone? is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

There are countless articles on ways to save money or spend less money, and how to do that using coupons or other tactics. But what about the artful skill of bartering? Exchanging your services in return for a colleague’s services. Would you be offended if someone offered to barter with you? Or would you be […]

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It’s Expensive to Become a Firefighter

It’s Expensive to Become a Firefighter is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

My husband and I argue about money. He spends a lot, and I would like him to spend less. But the thing that my husband spends money on–and the reason for the biggest re-occurring argument about money that we have– would probably shock most of you: My husband spends a lot of money on food. […]

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Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $30

Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $30 is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

Unlike birthdays and Christmases when you may ask for something you really need, such as a kitchen appliance or something for the house, Valentine’s Day is a time to receive something you really, really want. And if you and your loved one have already cemented the tradition of exchanging gifts, you may be running out […]

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Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Cheap and Creative Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

It may still be January, but for most love-struck girls across the country, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Restaurants love Valentine’s Day because it’s the one weeknight a year they can guarantee they’ll be booked. How about you save your dough this year and surprise your girlfriend or wife with a cheap but creative date […]

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Owing Taxes or Receiving a Refund: Which is Better?

Owing taxes vs. receiving a refund: Which is better? is a post originally published on: Everything FinanceEverything Finance – Its all about Money!

It’s probably been argued for as long as they’ve been around: when it comes to taxes, is it better to give than to receive? In an ideal world, it would be easiest if you could just guarantee that you wouldn’t owe any taxes or receive any refund. The personal finance community and most financial experts […]

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