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Healthy Habits

How to Adhere to Your Goals

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Setting goals and plans for your life is a great start, but in order to be successful, you must stick to them. That’s the hard part. I have had times where I was super excited about a plan of action, set goals, and then nothing. The actions weren’t there even though the intent was. I realized that if I was having trouble accomplishing my goals then I needed to first evaluate if I really wanted what I said that I wanted. If I did, then I needed to develop a plan that helped me to stay on track and course…

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Determining and Prioritizing What You Want in Life

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Life is about choices and prioritizing what you want. Everyday we make decisions about what we will do and what we wont do. Even when we decide to do nothing we are still making a decision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our decisions and our actions not only impact our financial well being, it also influences our ability to pursue our dreams, and live life on our own terms. You can’t do everything, but you can live a life without deprivation that brings you happiness by learning how to make decisions and prioritizing your spending and actions based on the…

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Can You Survive Off of $100 a Week?

In Frugal, Phenomenal

A while ago someone asked me if I could survive off of $100 for one week I initially gasped and thought about how limiting that this would be.  Then I started to think about it and realized that it shouldn’t be that hard.  Since then, I’ve challenged myself a couple of times to get spending as low as possible even under the $100 limit.  Side note, someone recently challenged me to not spending anything for 3 days.  That was hard, but it taught me a lot.  That challenge to you all may come later.  However for now, I want to…

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Don’t Get Lost In The Summer-Time Shuffle: Taking Me Time

In Frugal, Phenomenal

The summer time can be a very hectic time.  The long days gives us more time to enjoy daylight hours.  The beautiful weather, especially for those of us who get a lot of snow in the winter, makes us want to be outside, pack our social calendar, and maximize the day.  Let’s not forget that the kids are not in school.  We think that summer is supposed to be relaxing, but with all of this running around, traveling, and packing out our day the summer can be very draining.  Don’t allow yourself to get lost in the summertime shuffle.  Take…

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The Power of Letting Go

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One of the hardest lessons to learn is letting go.  Trust me.  I struggle with it too. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up or quitting.  Instead, what it means is giving God the space to put the things in our lives that are meant to be there when they are meant to be there. How many of us are holding on to so many old clothes that we have no room for the new ones that look and fit better? We don’t wear the old clothes anymore but we look at them and “remember when” or we dream of a…

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