5 Ways to Protect Your Financial Independence

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I know that when I hear the phrase "Celebrate Independence Day," I'm supposed to conjure up visions parades, fireworks, and our the forefathers declaring independence from Great Britain way back in 1776. But celebrating independence has come to mean much more to me now that we're debt…

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4 Tips for Work at Home Vacation Planning

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Vacation should be a time to relax and take your mind off of work. Sometimes, it’s as easy as setting your e-mail vacation reply, an updated greeting on your voice mail and you’re off! But when you work from home, going on vacation takes some advance…

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Why Unplugging is Good for Your Wallet

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I'm a bit of a technology junkie.  Whenever I get a spare moment, I'm checking my e-mail, reading other blogs,  looking at Facebook, or writing blog posts.  We've got a ridiculous amount of gadgets, too - iPods, iPhone, desktop computer, laptops, iPad, Kindle, a Wii...it seems like…

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Five Steps to a Saner Summer Schedule as a Work-at-Home Mom

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: As someone who’s managing two work-from-home businesses while juggling home, family and other random obligations and duties, I know for a fact, that the summer months are probably my busiest. However, I also know that with a little bit of planning and preparation, I can…

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Giveaway: Avery Customizable Labels {Small Business, Crafts + More}

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Kimberly ([email protected])! Avery has a fun new line of products that are perfect for small  businesses looking to create custom branding and marketing materials. Whether you run an Etsy shop, sell baked goods at a local farmer's market or make homemade soap, there's a label that's perfect…

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The $1,000 Emergency Fund Is Just a Start

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: If you have ever read anything by Dave Ramsey (of Financial Peace University and the Total Money Makeover), then you may be familiar with his Seven Baby Steps to Financial Peace. The first step is to establish a $1,000 emergency fund.   The idea behind this step is…

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Forget Balance…Let’s Juggle Instead

Ah, work-life balance. Such a hot topic these days, no? One of the benefits of being a woman and mother in 2012 is that there are a million options for men and women alike, and we no longer need to make a choice between family and career. In fact, earlier this week, Tsh at Simple…

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4 Tips to Staying Inspired While You Work from Home

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Aubergine about Making Sure Your Blog Benefits Your Family, and I’m excited to welcome Martine from Dainty Mom to Life Your Way: I've been working from home for a little under two years, and I love it. I suppose it's because…

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6 Expenses You Should Be Saving For

I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at For the Mommas about An Easy Way to Save for Irregular Expenses, and I’m excited to welcome Phoebe from Getting Freedom to Life Your Way: Staying in control of your finances can be really hard, especially when you're not prepared for the…

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Start Digging out of Debt Today

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: The best financial decision you can make is to never get into any debt. If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’ve already botched that one.  But you can do the next best thing: Get out of debt now and stay out. But how do you dig…

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