9 Best Ways to Save for Retirement (Ultimate Beginner’s Guide)

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If you’re over 30, you have probably thought about retirement. And then you’ve wondered what the best ways to save for retirement were.  Here’s what I’ve learned from saving for retirement for the past 20 years: The best ways to save for retirement are a 401k with an employer match, a Roth IRA and, if … Read more9 Best Ways to Save for Retirement (Ultimate Beginner’s Guide)

How to Budget Money on a Low Income – 9 Crucial Tips!

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My wife and I used to be broke, heavily in debt, and so far behind, we didn’t even think we could start budgeting. But when you’re broke, the key to getting ahead financially is leaning how to budget money on a low income! Here’s how my wife and I did it: Budgeting money on a … Read moreHow to Budget Money on a Low Income – 9 Crucial Tips!

Should You Stay Married After Infidelity? 6 Experts Weigh In!

I won’t lie. I cheated on my wife back in early 2013. My wife could have left me and moved on with her life, but she didn’t. Should you stay married after infidelity?  Here’s what we both learned in the process of working through the aftermath of my affair: Between 60-75% of couples stay married … Read moreShould You Stay Married After Infidelity? 6 Experts Weigh In!

6 Safety Tips Before Going on a Cross-Country Road Trip

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The cross-country road trip has made many bucket lists because it’s the perfect way to see this beautiful country’s diverse landscape. But if you’re worried about safety, you’re thinking in the right direction. The best way to ensure everything goes smoothly on your cross-country road trip is to consider the possibilities and follow the best … Read more6 Safety Tips Before Going on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Reading Is Fundamental: Learn How to Read a Pay Stub

Don’t you just love getting paid? Getting that paycheck after weeks of hard work is satisfying. You might already have your paycheck deposited directly into your bank account. That’s great! It makes accessing your money easier and your life less stressful. Still, you should know how to understand what all the numbers and abbreviations on … Read moreReading Is Fundamental: Learn How to Read a Pay Stub

DIY Gutters: 7 Gutter Cleaning Tricks That Can Save You Time and Money

Have you been putting off gutter cleaning? We can’t blame you for avoiding this chore. But removing the muck from your gutters helps extend their life and keeps rainwater flowing well. Cleaning your own gutters saves you big bucks. The job takes some elbow grease, but it’s something you can do yourself. You need a … Read moreDIY Gutters: 7 Gutter Cleaning Tricks That Can Save You Time and Money

9 Affordable Family Vacation Destinations You Must Visit

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My family of 5 loves to go on vacation, but vacations can get expensive! So my wife and I decided to look into some affordable family vacation destinations. Here is what we found out: Our list of affordable family vacation destinations includes Washington DC, San Antonio, Costa Rica, Charleston, and Nashville, TN. Those cities have … Read more9 Affordable Family Vacation Destinations You Must Visit

Can a Marriage Last Without Intimacy?

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Anyone who has been in a relationship knows the importance of intimacy. I’m not necessarily talking about sex. But let’s face it, sex is certainly an important part of the overall intimacy in a relationship. But I wondered can a marriage last without intimacy? I decided to research that question. Here’s what I found out. … Read moreCan a Marriage Last Without Intimacy?

How to Rekindle Your Marriage – 15 Proven Steps

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My wife and I have a great marriage now, but it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when she told me that while she still loved me, she wasn’t IN love with me. So I began to research how to rekindle your marriage. Here’s what we learned and put into practice that took … Read moreHow to Rekindle Your Marriage – 15 Proven Steps

Save a Marriage After Infidelity – How You Can Rebuild Trust

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My marriage almost fell apart in 2013 after I cheated on my wife. So I wanted to walk through all the steps to save a marriage after infidelity that we went through to take our marriage from broken to great. Here’s what we learned in that process: To save a marriage after infidelity, there has … Read moreSave a Marriage After Infidelity – How You Can Rebuild Trust

9 Best Budget Apps for Couples You Need in 2019

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Budgeting is essential for financial success, and while I know there are budgeting apps out there I wasn’t sure which one was the best, especially the best budgeting apps for couples. So I decided to find out what the best budgeting apps were. Here’s what we found: Mint is overall the best budget app, with … Read more9 Best Budget Apps for Couples You Need in 2019

How to Increase a Credit Score to 800 – 5 Proven Tips That Work!

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A while back I got turned down for credit on something and it got me thinking about how to increase a credit score to 800. So I decided to figure out exactly how to boost my credit score. Here’s what I learned: To get an 800 credit score, pay off as much revolving debt as … Read moreHow to Increase a Credit Score to 800 – 5 Proven Tips That Work!