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9 things to think about before making a large purchase

At times in our lives we have to decide between making a large purchase or not. Maybe it’s putting in new carpet or replacing an appliance or buying a treadmill. No matter what the item is, here are 9 important

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Posted in Budgeting, Financial Wellness

My ‘Goodwill Hunting’ Experiment

The days of making sure I had a new outfit every weekend for which to out on the town are looooong gone, believe you me. I am a recovering spend-aholic and former DMP client. But don’t get me wrong, my

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Posted in Being Frugal

Are Black Friday deals really worth it?

Black Friday is the one day of the year where you can get the best deals ever. Right? Well maybe. I don’t know about you, but I have seen tons of pre-sales, post-sales, etc. I personally don’t go shopping on

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Posted in Holiday Shopping

3 tips to stop your impulse purchases

making an impulse purchase

Impulse purchases happen typically because we want instant satisfaction. And of course that feels good, but it’s usually temporary. Plus, buying on impulse regularly can lead to bad financial habits, empty wallets, and possibly even debt. Here are 3 tips to stop making

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Posted in Overspending

Start planning for the holidays now

I’m currently looking out the window at a beautiful, sunny and warm Duluth day. So it’s odd thinking about fall and winter holidays, but the truth is they’ll be here soon. Some people are gifted in planning ahead and have

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Posted in Budgeting, Holiday Shopping
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