How to Turn Your Excess Stuff Into Extra Cash

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: We all have stuff.  It's filling our closets, hiding under our beds, tucked into cabinets and lurking in attics.  Rather than clutter up our homes, why not turn that stuff into cold hard cash?   Here are some ways to tidy up and make a tidy profit,…

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FREE Budget Worksheet Printable!

I've gotten quite a few requests for a budget printable since I first created the Life Your Way printables more than 3 years ago, and I kept putting it off because I just wasn't sure how to make one that would work for everybody. However, last week I got two requests from readers within hours…

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5 Smart Things to Do with Your Tax Refund

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I remember seeing those digits at the bottom of my tax return.  The dollar signs danced in my eyes as I dreamed of all of the fun things we could do with our income tax refund. I felt a little twinge of guilt as a I…

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Better Personal Finance with the Personal Capital App

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Capital for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, you can do almost everything from your mobile phone -- create a shopping list, email for business, connect with friends, read your favorite blogs or magazines, etc. You should be able to manage your…

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Couples and Money: How to Have a Healthy Relationship

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: One of the biggest sources of stress in a relationship is money.  From how it's spent to how much is saved, there are hundreds of decisions to be made.  And when you have two people who are trying to make the decisions together, it's even more…

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How to Have an All-Cash Christmas

The following is a guest post from Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom: Does the idea of paying cash for Christmas seem impossible to you? It’s not, if you’re willing to put forth some effort, plan ahead, and stick with it. Here are five tips to help you have an all-cash Christmas this year: 1.…

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The Pros and Cons of Flexible Spending Accounts

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: This is often the time of year that employers start filling your mailbox with information about open enrollment.  Don't treat this information lightly.  This is the one time of the year that you can make changes to your family's health insurance plan, add life insurance or…

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Is Your Money Ready for an Emergency?

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: The past few weeks have been a lesson in just how important it is to have money ready for an emergency. We've had our share of car repairs, home repairs, and doctor bills.  Just days before we left town to go to a work-related conference, we…

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Celebrate a Cash-Only Christmas

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: The saying ‘Tis better to give than receive’ may not be true for you if you’re using credit cards to pay for gifts. If you put $600 on a credit card with 18.99% interest during the holidays, you could easily end up paying for Christmas for…

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Giveaway: Financial Peace University from Dave Ramsey

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I've shared in the past that I don't necessarily agree with everything Dave Ramsey teaches, but there is no doubt that he's one of the smartest, most motivating financial teachers around today! For someone struggling to stick to a budget or climb out of debt, Dave offers a vision for the future and a realistic…

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