Life on a Budget


Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or are looking for ways to save more money and spend less, it is possible to live a happy life on a budget. Most of us have to live within our means in order to avoid getting into (more) debt. Here you will find tips on how to get the most from your money.

How To Get Motivated For Your Next Big Goal

How To Get Motivated For Your Next Big Goal

Are you wondering how to get motivated for your next big goal? Do you feel like you need motivation? Here are nine tips to get motivated and four tips if you lose motivation. Let’s go and achieve your goals! Motivation is a powerful way to reach your goals. When you’re motivated, you can move mountains and feel like you’re on …

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The Benefits of Solo Travel (And Why Everyone Should Do This At Least Once)

The Benefits of Solo Travel (And Why Everyone Should Do This At Least Once)

Solo travel is a great way to not only learn about the world, but also discover who you are, and push the boundaries of your comfort zone. However, solo travel can get intimidating (there’s so much to do to prepare!) and expensive as you no longer have anyone to split costs with. Travel hacks can help. This guide will help …

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What Should I Do With My Life?

What Should I Do With My Life? How to Live Your Life to the Fullest

Finding your purpose, or what you “should” do with your life is not an easy task. It’s typically a long, dynamic journey that will change multiple times as your life changes, too.  You could be content with how your life is going for you now and are simply wondering “what’s next?”. Maybe something with you feels a little off, and …

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How My Life Has Changed For the Better During the Pandemic

How My Life Has Changed For the Better During the Pandemic

For a blog that includes “my life” in the title, it’s been a long time since I actually wrote a post about my life.  The truth is, with everything going on in the world right now, it’s been hard to write anything at all. I know a lot of other writers and bloggers feel the same way.  My head has …

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The 7 Best Real Estate Books For Investors

The 7 Best Real Estate Books For Investors

One of the more popular Google searches today has to do with achieving financial freedom. Since real estate investing is often part of achieving financial freedom, it’s not uncommon for people to search for the best real estate books. I’ll give you my list in this post. When I turned 40, we reached a debt-free status, which felt great for …

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Why Renting Your Wedding Dress is the Way to Go

Why Renting Your Wedding Dress is the Way to Go

Weddings seem to be getting more and more expensive. Couples have a hard time finding ways to save money on the big event. Wedding dress rental is something that may make sense. Before you stop reading, please hear me out on this. When it comes to planning and paying for a wedding, couples should spend according to their priorities. The …

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Living On Less: The Average Cost of Living vs. Average Wages

Living On Less: The Average Cost of Living vs. Average Wages

Huge numbers of our peers are living on less than average. That’s just the way statistics work – half of anything occurs below the mean. As a macro comparison, this article contrasts average cost-of-living data against average wages. We’ll take a look at representative budgets from the lower income deciles in a couple different North American cities. The Data of …

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How the Entertainment Book Can Save You More Money

How the Entertainment Book Can Save You More Money

The Entertainment Book has been around for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, we could buy them through our school, and you could also sell them as a student to help with fundraising. Before cashback and rebate apps like Ibotta, Dosh, and Rakuten, there was the Entertainment Book – the ultimate coupon book. I remember …

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Life On the Road: Is Working Remotely Really For You?

Life On the Road: Is Working Remotely Really For You?

There are a lot of people who like the idea of living life on the road and working remotely. Whether it’s traveling solo, with your partner, or means taking the kids out of school, people of any age can benefit from traveling across the globe, exploring other cultures and getting a worldwide education. Perhaps you’re sick of your office job, …

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How Much Car Can I Comfortably Afford?

How Much Car Can I Comfortably Afford?

Go ahead and ask a financial expert this question. Chances are you’re bound to get quite a few answers. Whether it’s the 10% gross income rule for monthly car payments and expenses or the 25% rule for purchasing a new vehicle, there is no one size fits all answer financial experts can agree on when it comes to how much …

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7 Simple Ways to Be More Charitable

7 Simple Ways to Be More Charitable

There are a lot of reasons to become a more charitable person. Doing so will not only benefit the organization and the community they serve, but it can also boost your own mood, making you feel happier and more fulfilled. Maybe you’re passionate about a certain cause and ready to give back to your community. Maybe you’re tired of all …

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The Easiest Way to Make Your Rent Payments On Time (and Earn Free Reward Points)

The Easiest Way to Make Your Rent Payments On Time (and Earn Free Reward Points)

House prices are rising around the country. Buying a house is more complicated than ever for many. Statistics show millennials are not buying homes at the rate of previous generations. If they’re not buying houses at the pace they once were, they are living with their parents, other family members, and friends. Or they’re making a rent payment to a …

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The Do’s and Don’ts Every Groom Should Know About

The Do’s and Don’ts Every Groom Should Know About

A wedding day is a big event for both the bride and the groom. While much of the planning is typically left to the bride, the groom also has a role to play. His work doesn’t end at finding the right engagement ring and popping the big question. For the best results, couples should work as a team. Since the …

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