3 reasons you shouldn’t buy a home: The hidden cost of home ownership

3 reasons you shouldn’t buy a home: The hidden cost of home ownership

The truth is, buying a house might not be right for you. Today I am going to demystify the American dream — because home ownership is not for everyone. But first I want to say, if buying a home is your dream - go for it. But go for it with open eyes knowing all the facts.

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How to build your emergency fund fast

How to build your emergency fund fast

Ask anyone who has gotten out of debt or worked to change their families financial family tree and they will tell you that the very first thing you should do is get on a written budget. 

BUT- the second, yet equally important thing is to build an emergency fund. Having an emergency fund will give you room to breathe, it will help you feel more in control and it is a huge part in conquering your financial fears and failures. 

Some of these tips are very basic, it's not rocket science. But I wanted to give you an example of what worked for us. 

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Looking ahead: 7 things you probably forgot to budget

Looking ahead: 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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