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Healthy Frugal Food Tips & Frugal Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Money Talk
frugal food

If you’re like me, it is important that you and your family are eating healthy. At the same time, we want to save money on our grocery bills. I have some tips that will combine the best of both worlds. You can eat healthy while saving money with some simple and healthy frugal food choices. […]

Debt Traps: The Warning Signs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2018 | Categories: Money Talk
Debt traps warning signs.

Debt traps. Almost everyone is in debt in some form or another these days. And because of the prevalence of debt in the modern world, it can be incredibly difficult to determine whether or not your debt is turning into a big problem. However, there are a lot of warning signs to watch out for […]

Finding Finance For Your Education Is Always A Good Investment

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 22, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk

Knowledge is power, that’s what they say. And, on paper, it’s true. Knowledge, when correctly applied through actions equates to skills, and skills are a valuable commodity in the workplace. The trouble is that a college education can be prohibitively expensive. So finding financing for your education is always a good investment. Despite being a […]

The Goose is Getting Fat, Shame Your Wallet Isn’t

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 9, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Save on bills this Christmas season

As we say goodbye to Halloween, we look towards Christmas and the problem with this festive wonderful winter time of year is that it can cost a fortune. It’s not just the presents… it’s the food, the decorations, and yes the gifts. There seems to always be something or someone to buy for around Christmas, […]

Ways to Save Money When Moving to a New Home

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk

Most people are always keen to save money. No one wants to spend unnecessarily, so why not take that mentality forward with you when the time comes for you to move house? It’s always possible to make savings when you’re moving, but most people don’t take advantage of these. That’s a mistake, and one that […]

Ways To Make Money From Home By Doing (Next To) Nothing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 22, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk, Working at Home
Ways to make money from home by doing next to nothing

We all feel the stresses and strains of the cost of living. Things are costing more and more, and unfortunately, wages aren’t always going up in the same way. So it can be why we are seeing the rise of more people getting a second job or looking to do something to make money from […]

Coping With The Financial Struggles Of Post College Life

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 21, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk
Coping with financial struggles post college

Once you have graduated from college, the financial struggles start to get real. While you were having difficulty during college, you knew you had your loan to fall back on after a while to keep you ticking over. But now you are in the big wide world with a mountain of debt to pay, which […]

Money Advice To Help You Leap Into The Real World After College

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 5, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Money advice to help you leap into the real world after college

If you’re reading this then it means the curtains about to fall on your college experience and the inevitable feeling of doom and gloom that is synonymous with the real world has crept into your brain. Don’t worry, everyone feels like this, and ‘by this’ we mean is totally and utterly unprepared for adulthood in […]

Get Your Family Finances in Order

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2017 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
Get your family finances in order

Financial planning takes some of the stress out of family life. Many people associate budgeting with deprivation, but the opposite is true. When you have a good handle on your finances, it is actually freeing. It provides family security and allows you to set realistic goals for the future. Here are some steps to becoming […]

Why Women Should Talk About Finances #OwnMyFuture

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 7, 2017 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
Why Women Should Talk About Finances #OwnMyFuture

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation for Prudential. I consider myself a smart woman. A woman who is business savvy. A woman who helps run a household and runs her own blog. Yet, I avoid talking about finances. To be honest, I’m slightly intimidated regarding certain financial topics. I’ve come to realize that when it […]