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RaLea @ Balanced FI

RaLea is a wife / girl mom / bookkeeper / entrepreneur / content creator / non-profit-er who loves to talk money & living frugally while petting a dog and drinking whiskey

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How to Find the Best Budget Method for Your Life & Money

Do you find yourself struggling to work out how much money you’re spending and where it’s going? We all know that budgeting is an important part of financial stability, but many people don’t know where to start. With so many different budget methods, which one will be the best for your life and money situation? …

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52 Week Savings Challenge

How to Make the 52 Week Savings Challenge Work for You + Free 52 Week Savings Challenge Tracker Downloads

The 52 Week Savings Challenge is a simple method for saving a large amount. Making smaller deposits each week will help you reach your savings goal amount by the end of the year-long challenge period. Print out one of the trackers included in this article for monitoring your savings progress.   You don’t have to …

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Investing Terms 101: Basic Investment Terms You Need to Know

Understanding a few basic investment terms is a step forward on your journey toward financial security. Investing can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. Thousands of people actually invest others’ money as a job…. but it’s also something literally anyone with money can participate in. Start investing as soon …

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The 20 Best Money-Saving Life Hacks: Ways to Save Money in Everyday Life

The journey to financial security can start with one little money-saving life hack, like saving $5 on your weekly grocery bill. Add new habits and new ways to save, until frugality is just your lifestyle and saving money is second nature. Increasing the amount you save means you’ll have more money for debt payoff, saving …

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Struggling to Talk to Your Spouse About Money: 3 Simple Steps to Help

The idea of talking to your spouse about money is daunting, but it’s important. Whether you’re struggling with debt or just want to pursue a better financial future together, these tips will help you tackle the conversation head-on. In order for both spouses to be happy in the marriage financially, they have to agree on …

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Parenting a Child with Disabilities

It’s Not Easy Parenting a Child with Disabilities

In honor of my older daughter’s 6th birthday, I wanted to share a little more of my family’s journey through disability, life-upheaval, and our growing strength. Parenting a child with disabilities is overwhelming, confusing, and life-changing. Every day is challenging but monotonous. Listen to the podcast episode plans change When I met my husband 15 years …

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