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Growing With Your Money

Why I Love Budget Billing

Budget billing has drastically helped us live on a budget. So if you're wondering what budget billing is, let's talk about it! It is equal and fixed payments each month for household expenses like electricity, gas and/or water services.  Why is This Important? Well,...

5 Smart Strategies to Save Money this Spring

It's May and ready or not, the first day of summer is quickly approaching. You may already be thinking of summer clothes, cute sandals and adventurous vacations but before you spend a penny, could your money use a little Spring Cleaning? After all, with summer...

My 7 Best Books About Money for Beginners

Financial Literacy for Beginners April is Financial Literacy Month and for good reason. Most working Americans live with little savings, to much debt, and the struggle to tie it all together. Many of us learn about money in the School of Hard Knocks which can leave us...

Another Debt Paid & How We Almost Blew It

Where did January, February and March go? It seems we were just setting goals and resolutions for 2017. While I'm not a big fan of resolutions, the planner in me enjoys "Must-Do" lists and short and long-term goals. Now that the 1st quarter is complete, it's time to...

How to Get Rid of Bad Financial Habits

Kicking bad financial habits is not easy but it is doable. Here is a common misconception. If I had more money, I would manage it better. Here is another one. I don't have enough money to save and invest. It's easy to believe that we spend money based on what we have...

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Welcome to Common Cents Today, my personal financial management blog created to empower, inspire, and educate women to improve their finances!