The No Buy Challenge Expectation Vs. Reality

Grit like resolve. Determination. Desperation. Perseverance. Accountability. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of people who take on a Spending Fast. Before we get too far, let’s cover the basics. No Buy Challenge AKA’s No Buy Challenges/Spending Fasts have a lot of AKA’s. Here are some hashtags you can search on social media…

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Pump and Dump Podcast: Spending Fasts + The Ringer: No Spend Challenges

Pump and Dump Podcast: Moms and Money Spending Fast and Spending Fasts

Click HERE to listen to the podcast episode: Pump and Dump Podcast with Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee. Moms and Money: Spending Fast and Spending Fasts! Click HERE to read the article: The Ringer, No-Spend Challenges and the Promise of Decluttering Your Life

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Simple Steps to Cut Your Food Budget by 50%

You can save a lot of money every month just by eating at home more often. When you meal prep and have your dinners at home you free up your budget for other important things. There is so much freedom with eating at home and making your own simple, uncomplicated, but tasty meals, that you can save even more with…

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How to Get Back on Track with Managing Your Money

Managing Money

It happens to all of us. You’re making positive strides, saving up, paying balances, and everything is going full steam ahead. Suddenly you drop the ball. Maybe there’s an overdraft on your checking account, or you loosen your grip financially and don’t know how to get it back. Managing your money can’t work on momentum alone. It’s something you have…

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Meal Planning 101 for Beginners

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Inventory The first step to coming up with any meal plan is to assess what you’ve got. This can be a quick pantry check, or it could result in cleaning out your whole refrigerator. It just depends on how long it’s been since you’ve planned or made a meal at home. Making sure you’re organized and that food is easy…

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5 Simple Tips for Managing Your Money

money management

Believe you me, I KNOW that “Money Management” can sometimes feel like something outside of your grasp. If you’re doling out your paycheck to creditors every month and making minimum payments just to keep the cycle going; there’s NO DOUBT that things can get majorly discouraging. However, I’d like to encourage you to not let that any feelings of helplessness…

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10 Best Ways to Save Money with Costco Memberships

money saving Costco tips

When I asked you all about your money saving tips for Amazon a few weeks ago your response was overwhelming! (Thank you again!! I learned quite a bit too!) I also asked you to share some of your best money saving tips for Costco with me on my personal Facebook profile, on my Instagram profile, in the Spending Fasters group,…

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38 Secret Ways to Save Money on Amazon

secret ways to save on amazon

We all know Amazon is amazing. That’s no secret! Amazon gives us access to all sorts of things that we might not have locally, it allows us to get the most random things delivered right to our doors without stepping foot outside. It’s because of all this ease and convenience that I hear about Amazon being a “problem area” for…

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Over 195 Proven Side Gigs – The MASTER LIST

side gigs master list

We all know that part of getting out of debt is to make more money. The most tried and true method is through side gigs. BUTTTT… I’ll bet I know what you’re probably thinking right about now…  “I don’t have any time” “I don’t have the skills” “What would I even do?”  “Whenwould I even do it?” Well, my friend, I’ve…

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All the BEST Things to Do in Denver! (By a Local!)

all the best things to do in denver

**Note from Anna: The above mini paintings are so cool! You can get them for yourself through Kirsten’s Instagram: @artbykirsteneva And, get your bearings on all the neighborhoods I’ll be talking about with Kirsten Eva’s Denver Neighborhoods poster. Now… let’s talk about Denver! I’ve lived in Denver AKA The Mile High City for 21 years! It’s been a little bit…

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VIP Group Guidance

VIP Group Guidance

Guess what!? Thanks in part to the And Then We Saved private VIP group, I’ve helped my community pay off MILLIONS IN DEBT! Now, it’s your turn. Join me as I guide you in a private, VIP group! You Get: LIVE, Weekly Interactive Q&A/Check-in’s A Monthly TRANSFORMATION Challenge with the chance to win a PRIZE! Personal Support to Help You…

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Staging Tips for Selling (or Just Simplifying) Your Home – On a Budget

Staging Tips for Selling or Just Simplifying Your Home

**Note from Anna: I think you’re really going to love this guest post by my super-talented friend, Shayla Pauley! Shayla’s tips are helpful if you want to know how to stage your home yourself or if you just want to simplify your home for a less cluttered life! If you need or want any staging help in the Cleveland, Ohio area, be sure to reach out to her at: stagingbyshayla@gmail.com We were on a tight budget when we listed…

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