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Tag Archives: money

8 Reasons Why Your Family Budget Isn’t Working

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 9, 2019 | Categories: Financial, Money Talk
family budget

The most common piece of financial advice that you’ll hear is that you need to have a budget. If you’re not keeping track of your spending and budgeting your money correctly, it’s very difficult to be in a stable financial position. And you won’t be able to save up money for the future or at […]

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4 Things You Should Be Saving For Right Now

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 20, 2019 | Categories: Money Talk, Savings
saving

In a hyper-connected, hyper-consumer society it is easy to spend, spend, and spend some more! But, the problem with that is, it is going to leave you and your family inundated with goodies in the short term, but left out in the cold in the longer term. Instead, you should be saving some right now. […]

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Smart Financial Tips for Teens

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2019 | Categories: Financial
financial tips

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about smart financial tips for teens are 100% my own. Time flies, and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your children. My son is already 16 years old, and at times I wonder if I have done everything I could – or should – have done […]

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Things You Need to Include in Your Budget

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 13, 2019 | Categories: Financial
budget

This post on budget tips and the importance of not letting your life insurance policy lapse is sponsored by Mason Finance. All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve made a budget since my early twenties… long before I got married and had a family. I like knowing where my money goes. Lucky for me, my […]

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Sensible Ways to Manage Your Personal Finances

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2018 | Categories: Financial
personal finances

Managing your personal finances is absolutely critical to enjoying a happy life with enough money to spend. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be hard to make time to do this, but it really is worth the effort. Luckily, the steps towards sensible management of your financial affairs are pretty simple […]

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How to Save Money Gardening This Spring

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 11, 2018 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Home and Garden
saving money gardening

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring. This has been a cold, rainy, snowy, winter here in East Tennessee. I’m over it. I’m ready for warmer, sunnier days. And I’m ready to start gardening. There are so many things I love about spring. From the longer days to the warmer […]

Is The Internet The Greatest Wealth Building Tool There Is?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 14, 2018 | Categories: Financial
The Internet The Greatest Wealth Building Tool

When it comes to being financially savvy, you’re going to see a lot more success if you’re willing to make use of every resource at your disposal. However, there are people trying to build wealth and save money who are ignoring one of the best resources they have. We’re talking about the internet. Here’s how, […]

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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, […]

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Enter to Win $125 Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2017 | Categories: Giveaways
Enter to win $125 giveaway

I haven’t done a giveaway in a long time and honestly… I’ve missed doing them. I’ve always loved giving money away! This time of year with the holidays coming up, I know a little extra cash is appreciated. I know I always appreciate a little extra spending money. What would you do with an extra […]

Finances a Mess? Here’s Why and What to Do About It

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 27, 2017 | Categories: Financial
Finances a mess? Here's why

Finances a mess? If you’ve ever looked at your bank balance and vowed never to look at it again, had your card declined, had to borrow money from a relative, or all of those things, chances are you’re not dealing with your finances properly. It takes strength to admit that your finances are a mess, […]