How to Win With Money in 7 Baby Steps

How to Win With Money in 7 Baby Steps

Step one: Never spend money again. Boom. Done.

Just kidding!

Lucky for you, that’s not the direction of this article. We can show you how to get ahead with your money in just 7 Baby Steps using a plan by money expert Dave Ramsey. So grab an extra pair of socks, friends, because we’re about to knock. Yours. Off.

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Mother and daughter sitting outside

Budget-Friendly Fun (Yes, It’s a Real Thing)

Whether you’re working on a big savings goal or just trying to cut down on your expenses, you’ve probably felt that budgeting belt growing tight. We’re proud of you for getting serious about your finances—but you can stick to your budget and still have fun. After all, fun isn’t a four-letter word. Debt is.

As a starting point, we want to give you a big list of inexpensive adventures to enjoy alone, as a couple, with friends, or as a family. Get ready to stretch your entertainment budget line, because we’re about to have some seriously budget-friendly fun.

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10 Most Commonly Missed Expenses in May

10 Most Commonly Missed Expenses in May

Spring has sprung! The month of May is full of picnics, celebrations and lazy days on the back porch. But with so much going on, it’s easy to get overexcited and overextend your bank account. Cure that spring-spending fever as you create your budget before May even gets here. To give you a head start, we’ve listed 10 spring expenses for you to keep in mind:

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5 Easy Budget Tips to Set Aside $1,000 for Emergencies

5 Easy Budget Tips to Set Aside $1,000 for Emergencies

A 2018 Federal Reserve survey reveals four in 10 adults would have to borrow or sell something to cover a $400 emergency. And a third of us are a moderate monetary setback away from serious financial hardship.(1)

Can you imagine having to sell your couch to fix your car? Where would you binge watch your favorite dramadies? Or what about that awkward call to get a loan from your parents—when you know you’re supposed to have this adulting thing down?

It doesn’t have to be that way! There’s a better way, and it’s called an emergency fund. Increasing the buffer between you and those “why me?” expenses relieves some of the stress that comes with an unexpected emergency.

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5 Budgeting Myths You May Be Telling Yourself

5 Budgeting Myths You May Be Telling Yourself

Have you ever felt like you’re too old or too young or just too plain tired and busy to try something new? Then, once you actually gave it a whirl, you realized how much you enjoyed it?

If so, you’re not alone. We tend to easily buy into lies—ahem, excuses—when we’re scared to try something for the first time.

Budgeting is no exception. Too many people are scared to budget, even though they’ve never really given it a chance. So if you’ve been telling yourself one (or all) of these budgeting myths, we’re here to set the record straight.

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