7 things you probably forgot to budget

7 things you probably forgot to budget

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down and make your budget. It's perfect. It's gleaming. Every penny is accounted for and then your kid gets sick, you realize you need to change your oil and your third-grader got invited to two birthday parties. Yup. Been there. (Only my child is five.)

Today I wanted to talk about 7 things you probably forgot to budget. Because we all do this at some point. 

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Teen gift guide: Super frugal gifts teens will actually like

Teen gift guide: Super frugal gifts teens will actually like

Last week someone left a question on my YouTube channel asking if I had any ideas for teen gifts. I didn't. I don't have teenagers, and I try to avoid answering questions I don't have direct experience with. 

But I took it to the Facebook group and you guys had SO many great ideas. I thought I would share them all in a handy list today. 

So here are super frugal gifts your teen will actually like.

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Simplifying Christmas: 4 tips for keeping the holidays in control and stress free

Simplifying Christmas: 4 tips for keeping the holidays in control and stress free

I remember the day Christmas finally broke me. There were four places my family needed to be. We had play practice, this a local event, a parade, and a party. I felt like as soon as we got somewhere it was time to leave and then drive across town to the new event. By the time the day was over we were all cranky, exhausted and I was snapping at everyone. 

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Less stress: More Joy. 10 tips for reducing holiday stress

Less stress: More Joy. 10 tips for reducing holiday stress

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, family, faith and food. But it can so easily turn into a season of stress and anxiety. 

A couple weeks ago I asked my readers things they do to reduce holiday stress. Of course, you guys came up with GREAT tips. I am not surprised in the slightest because you are all wonderful. 

 

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Nontoy gift ideas your kids will actually like + A Giveaway

Nontoy gift ideas your kids will actually like + A Giveaway

We've all been there. We pick out the perfect gift for our kids. We are giddy with their joy as they anxiously rip off the wrapping paper Christmas morning. We are overjoyed as they play with this prized toy they have asked for... and then two weeks later it's under the bed never to be played with again. 

Don't get me wrong. I actually like toys. I don't have a problem with them. I just pushed a pile of Legos away from my desk to write this post. But, I have also come to see the value in nontoy gifts as well. So today I wanted to share a few of my favorites as well as YOUR ideas from the Facebook page

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