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4 Things You Should Be Saving For Right Now

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2018 | 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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

In Debt? Face It Head On

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 12, 2017 | Categories: Financial
In debt? Face it head on

If you’re in any sort of debt, you need to tackle it head-on. You might think the majority of people reading this won’t be dealing with debt or if they are, they’ll be able to handle it. But that’s not true. According to research, the majority of Americans are in debt, and without intervention, most […]

Financial Mistakes: How to Heal Your Financial Regrets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2017 | Categories: Financial
How to heal your financial regrets... woman worrying over bills and money

If you’ve ever made a financial mistakes in the past, you know how painful it can be. Perhaps you went a few months without paying your bills, or maybe you embarked on a business venture that didn’t work out. Whatever it is, the chances are that it hurts and it’s weighing heavy on your mind. […]