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Invest in Life’s Simple Pleasures

“Never take your freedom for granted, and live each day like there is no tomorrow.” These arethe words of my grandfather, a Cuban refugee. With society being so fast past, sometimes we forget to stop and smell the roses. Between having families, school, and jobs, when can we ever stop and appreciate the simple things in life?That leads me to think about where I invest most of my time and money. Will making it to the gym every day be more important than a fun fishing trip with my husband one afternoon or spending quality time with my godchildren? Here are...
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Give Yourself Time

Have you ever set a goal and found yourself frustrated in the waiting? Well, you are not alone. Sometimes, we place pressures on ourselves to have certain goals completed within a specific time frame. For example, when I first graduated from college, I wanted to have my career started within the first three months of graduating. I began comparing myself to some of my friends who found great jobs right out of college. Instantly, I felt like this internal clock was ticking away. While it's good to be ambitious, you have to remember that someone else's story isn't your own.  You...
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Useful Tools for Back to School

Wow, the summer sure flew by quick! Are you prepared for your kids to go back to school? I have been gradually picking up school supplies here and there, but for the most part, I still have a lot of things to do to be thoroughly prepared. Let's face it, making sure your kids are ready for their first big day can be worrisome. Here are some tips that will help you and your child prepare for the first day of school: Get your children back on their school schedule about two weeks before school. Prepare the night before and have...
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Be Creative and Persistent

 “To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.”  - John H. Johnson Every morning I wake up, make my cup of coffee, open my front door, and gaze out in awe. Did we just buy our dream home? All of the hard work, creative saving, and persistence has finally paid off. Two years ago, my husband and I decided we should start saving for something of our own. We wanted a cottage style house that we can call home. Saving was the easy part. Cutting out shopping sprees, expensive gifts, and going out for dinners is where we struggled. But saving...
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Treating Yourself on a Budget

It is important to remember to take care of yourself. If you work hard and maintain a responsible budget, you will eventually be able to treat yourself to something nice. If you’re like me, occasionally you may like to treat those closest to you with a special gift. The key to success with treating yourself and others is timing. Here are a couple of ways that I try to manage my extra spending:   Ask yourself, “What is the priority?”  Recently, I bought my best friend a graduation present, my dad a birthday present, and treated myself to a new TV,...
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