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Is there a such thing as giving too many gifts? Could your generous heart be spoiling your children? Is it possible to scale back if you've already gone overboard?

http://www.sixfiguresunder.com/present-precedent-over-gifting/

#christmas #giftgiving #frugal #children #overgifting #spoiled #toomanygifts
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We compared one-way rental trucks and other moving options until we found U-Pack. Not only was it the least expensive, they drive the truck for you! Can't beat that!

http://www.sixfiguresunder.com/saving-money-on-long-distance-move/

#moving #movingtips #savemoneyonmoving #longdistancemove #moneysaving #savingmoney #frugal #ad
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Sometimes being frugal is hard.  Sometimes it’s easy, but either way, the feeling of accomplishment is there.  Whether it’s scoring a great deal at the store, avoiding a tempting purchase, or finding a creative hack to save big bucks, it’s fun to…
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Even though we’re done paying off our debt, we’re still keeping up with sharing our family’s real budget with real numbers and lots of detail.  It helps keep us accountable and on track as we tackle our next goals.  And since topics like income and…
#familybudget #budgeting #realbudget #personalfinance #familyof6 #incomeandexpenses #budgetreport
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In the two weeks since I last reported frugal feats, flops, and funnies, we’ve had our share of frugal feats and flops.  Sometimes they’re funny, too, because it’s always nicer to laugh than cry! As always, please chime in with your own frugal feats,…
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I constantly get emails from readers who want to start (or grow) a blog that will make money and help them pay off debt.  That’s not surprising, considering how my blog was a huge part of our own debt payoff journey. So even though I know most of my…
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Whether you should stay home or go back to work after having kids is a question I can't answer for you. There isn't a one-size-fits-all, correct answer. You have to decide what's best for you and your family.

When you're deciding to stay home with you kids, there are some important factors to consider and prepare for.

Today I'm reflecting on my decision to stay home with my kids and how we prepared for it financially.

http://www.sixfiguresunder.com/deciding-to-stay-home-with-kids/

#sahm #wahm #mom #newmom #workingmom #personalfinance #stayathomemom #finance #budget #familyfinance #sponsored +Northwestern Mutual
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It’s pretty safe to say that we all want our children to grow up to be happy, productive, successful contributors to society.  We want our kids to eventually be self-sufficient and leave the nest. Are we equipping them to do it well?  Are we teaching them…
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I love getting questions from readers.  While I try to respond to each one, some do slip through the cracks.  When I get the same questions over and over, I know those are topics I need to write a blog post about. Today’s topic is one of those.  After…
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  I love cold cereal.  I could seriously eat it for any meal. Back when we lived in town, I would combine coupons and sales to get cereal for great prices.  Now that we live in the boonies, I don’t use coupons anymore.  Shopping at a discount grocery…
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