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Changing Financial Behavior

Opportunity Costs Have you ever heard of the term Opportunity Costs? Believe it or not, it is a concept that can affect our everyday decisions about spending money: if it currently doesn’t affect yours, it should. At its core the

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, DOs and DON'Ts, Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, How to Guides, LSS Financial Counseling, Motivational

Getting Fit on a Budget

It finally feels like spring in Minnesota and we can actually enjoy the outdoors again! So we’re flashing back to Elaina’s post about getting fit on a budget.  It’s that time of year again: we’re on the verge of summer.

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Health

25 Productive Things to Do Instead of Spending Money

I enjoy shopping and spending money sometimes; the act of it (as long as it’s quick), getting new things, and wearing or enjoying those new things. But sometimes I just don’t have the money to spend because of whatever happens

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Hobbies

Spend Less and Make More Memories This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! So we’re flashing back this Friday to Mary Ellen’s post about how to reduce stress and spend less this year. Despite what marketing executives would have us believe, the Holiday Season is not a

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Posted in Holiday Shopping

Online Shopping: How Websites Get Us to Overspend

You can buy almost anything while shopping online these days…from clothes to furniture to food and even vehicles. While it is convenient and sometimes there are cost saving benefits, there are also money traps that you can get caught in

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Posted in Shopping
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