Communicating with your spouse about money even when he (or she) travels

Communicating with your spouse about money even when he (or she) travels

My husband travels a lot for work. While it's not a convenient way to live, my husband's job has afforded me the opportunity to be at home with our small children. 

However, I'm not going to sugar coat; it having one spouse that travels can wreak havoc on your finances if there isn't clear communication about your budget and financial goals. 

Here are a few tips for making budgeting a little easier when one spouse is traveling. 

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What do you do when a financial crisis comes your way?

What do you do when a financial crisis comes your way?

Don't you wish you could purchase insurance to cover every possible scenario of life? Why is there no devastating life change insurance? There is no policy to protect you in the case of a divorce that leaves your income stretched thin. There is no insurance policy for a job loss. 

And while there are insurance policies for devastating diseases and accidents, no plan is perfect. Far, far too often people are left paying hefty price tags for things that are far beyond their control. 

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Busyness is not a competition: Choosing rest in May

Busyness is not a competition: Choosing rest in May

April kicked my butt. It sent me home with a black eye and some knocked out teeth. The month ended with me exhausted in a heap on the floor. To say it was the worst month of my life is not hyperbole. It was literally the worst month of my life.

I still haven't brought myself to talk about here, but this is why it was such a terrible month for me. My heart won't let me type the words out in blog form. I'm just not ready. 

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4 ways to get cheap or even free diapers

4 ways to get cheap or even free diapers

For the past two years I have had two children in diapers. Considering the "average" family spends $18 a week on diapers that could have set us back a whopping $1,872 a year. But it didn't.

I can assuredly tell you my family has not spend over $3,000 on diapers in the past two years. Today I am, instead, going to tell you how I get cheap and sometimes free diapers.

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How we decided to prioritize our debt pay off

How we decided to prioritize our debt pay off

As you may already know my husband and I became debt free in February of 2014. And I get a LOT of questions on how we did it. A LOT of questions. 

It's no secret that we are huge fans of Dave Ramsey. But I cannot totally say that we stuck to the baby steps 100 percent of the time. However, I just want to add the disclaimer, that I think he's right. I think his advice is spot on and he has helped millions of people. Listen to what he has to see and then apply it in a way that works in your real life. 

In fact, we were in the middle of Financial Peace University when we paid off our debt. So I know his system works. 

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Websites where you can make money freelancing from home

Websites where you can make money freelancing from home

It's been three years officially since I started my home-based business. And it's been one year since I expanded that business to an official "part-time" job where I earn a consistent income. 

I hear from a lot of people ( A LOT!) who want to start their own business freelancing from home. And I am honest with them, it can be tough but I am also proof that it can be done. 

So I thought I would share a few websites where you could start earning a freelance income this month. 

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