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Over 100 Budgeting Articles

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Helping families save money and budget SUCCESSFULLY is our passion! We have written over 100 articles on the topic of budgeting and managing your money to help you create a budget plan that works for you. The more you read, the more you will learn, and the more you learn, the more successful your budget will be. We hope these articles will be a blessing to you and your family, for many generations to come!

 Budgeting Article Index 

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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

6 Steps for Managing a Financial Windfall or Extra Money

6 Ways to Achieve Your Financial Goals

8 Guiding Lessons Learned on Our Financial Journey

14 Tips to Avoid Overspending

15 Ways to Create More Cash

Afraid of a Budget?

Apps to Keep You on Budget and Save You Money

Avoid the Christmas Budgeting Blues

Balancing Act of Budgeting

Beware of Bankers Touting Home Equity Loans

Budgeting for Couples: Living on One Income

Budgeting for Couples: Money Management After the Wedding

Budgeting for Students

Budgeting for Those in Crisis

Budgeting Housing Expenses

Budgeting on a Low Income

Budgeting When Your Paycheck Varies

Building a Financial Base

Can I Afford This?

Changing Habits, One at a Time

Charitable Contributions: Part One

Charitable Contributions: Part Two

Compound Interest: A Basic Investment Tool

Controlling Bank Fees

Developing Your Personal Creativity: A Powerful Force

Dragging the Tin Woodsman on Your Journey to Financial Success

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this... you haven't." - Thomas Edison

Envelope Budgeting System: Budgeting 101

Facing Life's Challenges: Unemployment and Relocation of our Family

Facing Your Financial Fears

Financial Difficulties: One Step at a Time

Financial Spring Cleaning

From the Editor: End of Year Reflections

Get Serious About Your Money

Getting Fit: Fiscal and Physical

Getting Out of the Permabroke Mode

Getting Started with Good Financial Habits

Getting Your Bills Organized

Help Your Children Manage Their Own Money

How Did I Get In This Mess?

How Much Should I Put Down?

How Much Should I Spend on Housing?

How Much Should My Grocery Budget Be?

How to Negotiate Lower Interest Rates

How to Organize Bill Paying In 3 Easy Steps

How to Stick to Your Budget

How to Stop Impulse Buying

How to Stop Impulse Buying: EVERY Purchase Matters

Improving Financial Skills

It’s Never Too Little or Too Late

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." - William C. Durant

It's Only Money

Keep Your Budget Current

Keeping Your Commitments

Kicking the Habit

Learning to Live on One Income

Life Continues to Bring Us New Encounters

Living on What's Left

Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Part 1

Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Part 2

Low Interest Balance Transfers

Make Room for What Matters the Most

Managing Your Money: Only $18 a Month

Meet the New Economy

Money is a Family Affair

Money Spending Danger Zone

Not Sure Where Your Money Went?

Not Unless You Have Money to Burn

Now That I'm Saving Money, What Next?

Only You Can Prevent Money Problems

Our Kids and Their Money

Planning is the Key to Success

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it's an undo-it-yourself project." - Abigail Van Buren

Preparing for the Worst

Preparing for Natural Disasters

Put Away Those Childish Spending Behaviors

Rewarding Yourself Along Your Journey to Financial Success

Save Money Using a Price Book

Save Your Money And Your Sanity

Save Yourself from the Non-Saving Trend

Saving: How to Set Money Aside for Savings

Saving Money: Financial Strength

Setting Your Financial Priorities

Should I Buy a House Now or Later?

Should I Declare Bankruptcy?

Should You Keep a Budget?

Single Moms: How to Manage Your Money and Start Saving

Spending More than You Make

Strategies Practiced by Creative Savers

Strategies To Get Control of Your Finances

Success is a Journey, Not a Destination

The Three P’s That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

The Envelope Budgeting Method

The Envelope System In a Cashless Society

The Five Minute Financial Freedom Machine

The Millionaire's Mentality

The Philosophical Tip at Pizza Hut

The Proverbs 31 Woman

Three Critical Elements for Successful Budgeting

"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

Tips for Buying Your First Home

Tips for Selling Your Home

"Top 10" Budget Busters

"Top 10" Tips for Financial Success

Try My Budget

Using Credit Card Company Checks for Emergency Home Repairs

Ways to Increase the Balance in Your Savings Account

We Always Have Options

What to Pay When You Can't Pay Everything

What You Need to Know About Your Credit Report

When Does It Make Sense to Borrow?

When the Going Gets Tough, We Must Get Tougher

When Parents Need Help Managing Money

When Someone Wants to Borrow Money

Which Financial Family are You?

Why Some Budgets Don't Work and How To Fix It

You Have More Money in Your Pocket Than You Think

Your Checking Account

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." - Flavia Weedn

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