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Get a raise by dumping your debt

It wasn’t so long ago that I was drowning in debt. And by drowning I mean like falling down a well. No bucket to sit in, no rope to pull me up, no shovel to dig my way out, no super-spidey-man-suction-cup-hands or feet. I was stuck. Or so I thought. After hitting pretty close to my rock …

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how to pay less for your shakeology

Are You Paying Too Much for your Shakeology? As a single mom living on a teacher’s salary, I’m always on the lookout for the best value for my money. Shakeology is definitely on the top of my list anyway, so if there is a discount to be had, SIGN ME UP! I began drinking Shakeology in 2010 and …

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In the not so distant past, I thought I had it all together, and as outward appearances go, most other people thought so, too. I certainly didn’t shop on Craigslist, much less see why I would ever need to. Looking back, I probably should have, because during my rock bottom years my financial life was …

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one small change, ripple effect

Throw a pebble in the water and what do you see? A ripple effect, caused by one small change. Just as the pebble dropped into a pool causes a ripple effect, one small change in your life can produce an ever-widening ripple of energy spreading outward. Some changes are welcomed, like the birth of a new …

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money lessons lemonade stand

Did your parents give you money lessons when you were a kid? Unfortunately, many kids are not learning real world money lessons at home, and worse, the subject almost never comes up in school. Studies show that so few Americans are savvy savers that 64% of adults today couldn’t even cover an unexpected emergency expense of …

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