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Centsibly Rich
Debt, Budgeting
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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This post may contain affiliate links. I admit, I’m a homebody. Home means peace and comfort to me and there’s no place I’d rather be (well, except the occasional vacation and trekking in nature). One of the best ways to save money is to simply stay home. Any time you leave the house there’s a good chance you’ll spend money. Not only does staying at home save you money, it saves time. Less ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Today’s post comes to us from David of CarUnderstanding.com. He guides us through the process of getting the best deal on a good, quality used car. If you want to purchase a car yet you are tight on the budget, you may want to consider a used car. However, before you start contacting used car sellers, make sure you have a plan. Do not just jump ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. I am excited to share a great Debt Free Story with you today! Read on to see how Taylor and his wife “engineered” a $97,000 debt payoff in just 10 months. Tell us about yourself. My name is Taylor, aka The Grounded Engineer. Growing up, I was a kid that enjoyed building things with legos and taking things apart to learn how they worked. In high school, ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Since this new investment property has taken up a large portion of our June and will continue to take much of our time, I’m going a different route with my monthly update. The property is one of the main things we’re focused on right now, so filling you in on the details seems fitting. I have to be honest. Right now, this house is consuming a ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. I love rustic, farmhouse decor, but I don’t like the price tag on it. I also love updating our house and making it our own, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny to have it done. This is how Alan and I have developed some mad DIY skills over the years. We wanted to update our last house, so we learned to install flooring, paint ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. How can I stop the incidentals [for] my teen daughters and their wants at the drugstore for makeup and shampoo, etc? [Should I] Give my girls an allowance/budget for misc. items and clothing? I received this question on teens and money from a reader a few months ago (sorry dear reader, I’m a little slow!). I’ll share how we handle this in the second half of this ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Please enjoy this guest post from Anum Yoon today! She offers some fantastic tips for saving more money. Everyone wants to save money. There’s always something great that you’d like to add to your house, or an amazing trip you’d love to experience. Saving money can liberate you, but it can also pose a challenge. As fun as it can be to spend your cash on the ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. I was lying to myself. I thought I was tracking every single penny. Well, okay, I knew I missed the occasional penny now and then, but I thought I was pretty close. And then 2 months ago, I discovered I didn’t just miss pennies, but dollars. Lots of dollars. In fact, in April, I missed about $300. I know I don’t lie to myself every month, ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. I’m so honored to share Ebony’s debt free story with you today. Her and her husband were able to pay off student loan debt in just 3 years. It goes to show how creatively lowering expenses and a having a willingness to make big changes can lead to debt freedom. Tell us about yourself. My name is Ebony S. Horton and my husband I recently paid off ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This post may contain affiliate links. Today’s awesome debt free story comes to us from Brent Truitt, full time blogger and founder of Debt Files. I love his unique and remarkable story of going from bankruptcy to financial freedom in a short amount of time. Take it away, Brent! Tell us about yourself: My name is Brent Truitt and I’m now debt free. I’m exceptionally good at failing. I failed to “make it” in all ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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