Financial Integrity: Let Your Yes Mean Yes

OK.. So by the title of this… it may get deep real quick, but allow me to paint a picture.  In the financial world, how many of you have come across or dealt with a person who have made false promises or cheated for personal gain?  Perhaps, most of us? On the contrary, how many

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How to Build Savings as a Spender

As a natural spender, saving money can feel super boring!  Like the pumpkin that turned into Cinderella’s carriage, you sit there waiting for the money to do or turn into something (anything)! And while it may feel like an impossible task, it is totally possible.  So, without further ado, here are some of the ways I

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Story Time: How Generosity Protects Compassion

Summer of 2008, I just graduated out of High School and began looking for a job in the big city (Manhattan).  Since I lived in Staten Island at the time, I had to purposefully take a bus and a ferry to cross over to the more famous island of Manhattan, NY.  Outside of the hustle

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Using the “Notes” App to Plan Purchases Together

For two years, we put off so many things we needed and wanted for the sake of getting out of debt.  After hitting that goal, we immediately realized that it would be impossible to purchase everything we put off all at once.  At the same time, to keep a running list in our minds, felt

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How to Find the Balance Between Spending & Saving

A few weeks ago, we made our last payment in our debt free journey.  Since becoming debt free, we have taken the time to re-analyze our finances-  Particularly, in the area of spending and saving. I wish I can tell you that it has been nothing but an amazing experience.  But truly, I have never

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10 Ways We Accelerated Our Way to Debt Freedom

On Friday, July 7th, we paid off our last student loan payment… which makes us officially debt fuh-rreeeeeeeeh!  If you read Our Journey, you know that we had accumulated his and her student loans, credit card and car loan debt.  [Not fun!]  From the beginning of our marriage, we made decisions that ultimately accelerated our way

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Invest In Your Talents, No Matter How Small It Seems

To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.  Then he went on his journey.  The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.  So also, the one with

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