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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How to Create & Stick to the Grocery Budget

Ever go to the grocery store and walk out with items you never planned to grab?  Or spend a little over your budget?  [raises hand] Been there, done that!  The grocery budget is easily one of the more costly items on the budget and it can be so frustrating when you go over. Here is

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Learning to Become a Cheerful Giver

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning to a car sitting in your parking lot topped with a golden bow.  Not only is a free car sitting in your driveway, but it is a Monday- so this completely takes you off guard!  Head spinning and words too lost to find, your world quickly fills up

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