Blog tagged as Budgeting

The First Secret to Financial Security: Take Control [PART 2]

09/23/2021 01:17 PM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
The First Secret to Financial Security: Take Control [PART 2]
In the last email, we talked about 4 key points to make sure you Take Control. To complete this checklist, you need to do 4 more things to make money work for you:

The First Secret to Financial Security: Take Control [PART 1]

09/13/2021 06:20 PM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
The First Secret to Financial Security: Take Control [PART 1]
Did you know one of the biggest financial mistakes most people make is dependence? The secret to financial security is learning to control the things you CAN control.

6 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Children's Clothes

07/28/2021 06:02 AM By Admin - Comment(s)
6 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Children's Clothes
Before you know it, your kids have outgrown their clothes. Hand-me-downs can work to an extent, but there just comes a time when you need to buy more clothes. How can you save on this significant expense? Here are some tips on how to save money on kids' clothes. 

The Great American Yard Sale

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How to Cut Your Family's Entertainment Budget & Still Have Fun

07/28/2021 05:59 AM By Admin - Comment(s)
How to Cut Your Family's Entertainment Budget & Still Have Fun
Yes, many families have to cut back on their budgets these days. And entertainment spending is often seen as expendable, so it may be the first place you cut. However, just because you're spending less on entertainment does not mean you are doomed to spend all your down time twiddling your thumbs. T...

Smart Money Tips for Cutting Household Expenses

07/28/2021 05:52 AM By Admin - Comment(s)
Smart Money Tips for Cutting Household Expenses
Running a household costs money, there's no doubt about it. You might know you need to cut back, but before you know it, you're shelling out money for yet another household expense that you just know you could have saved money on. To help clarify this common situation, here are some tips for cutting...

How to Throw Birthdays on A Budget

07/28/2021 05:47 AM By Admin - Comment(s)
How to Throw Birthdays on A Budget
Your child's birthday is coming up, and he or she is talking about a party with friends and cake and balloons and presents...and as a parent, you're wondering how you're going to afford all this. And if you have more than one child, the cost can get ridiculous. Are there ways to cut back? Can you gi...

Who Says Raiding the Attic isn't F-U-N?

07/28/2021 03:19 AM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
Who Says Raiding the Attic isn't F-U-N?

How long has it been since you’ve been up in the attic other than when you dragged down the Christmas decorations? When did you last really go through the stuff up there? The cool thing about doing it is that you never know what you’ll discover that you can either use for fun or sell. It may be thin...

How to Include Time Management in Your Family Budget

07/20/2021 11:19 AM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
How to Include Time Management in Your Family Budget

When you think about and develop your family budget, do you consider budgeting your time, too? Most of us think of budgets as strictly financial; but time is money, as the saying goes, and managing both money and time is a key to successful budgeting. Here are some tips on how you can include time m...

Want vs. Need - How to Save Money as a Family

07/20/2021 10:47 AM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
Want vs. Need - How to Save Money as a Family

Getting down to the reality between wants and needs is essential to an effective family budget. It can be surprisingly difficult to differentiate, though. Here are some tips on how identifying wants and needs can go a long way toward effectively saving money as a family.


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4 Tips on How Your Family Can Reduce Health Care Costs

05/31/2021 11:38 PM By Paul Thompson - Comment(s)
4 Tips on How Your Family Can Reduce Health Care Costs
The fact that health care costs are rising is undeniable. It can make you feel rather helpless, in fact, as you consider how pricey everything is, from a check-up to cancer treatments. But there are ways you can reduce health care costs, both in your own family and in general society. Here are some ...