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Sami Hageman

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Eat Pray Budget
budgeting, frugal living, debt freedom, personal finance, saving
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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I’m dead serious about the title of this article.  My friend Alli Rosenblum recently co-authored a book with Shelly Hawkins titled “Not Another Money Statistic”.  The sub-title “Lessons We Wish We Learned in High School” is spot on.  The lessons in the book are lessons I wish I would have learned as well.  I was The post The Money Book ALL High School Seniors Should Read! appeared first on Eat Pray ...
Posted: Jul 15 2018 @ 4:03 PM
If you’re like me, life is busy these days.  Between juggling life’s demands, a new job (for both the hubs and me), regular household tasks and attempting to get some R&R in between all of that, it’s been crazy.  Over the last few months I have been desperately seeking ways to simplify my life and The post 7 Ways to Simplify Your Busy Life appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Jun 30 2018 @ 10:40 AM
As I’ve shared on social media, we recently purchased a home in Southwest Florida.  The home buying process can be lengthy and a bit scary, if I’m being completely honest.  I made a lot of mental notes during the process so that I could share with you our lessons or at least the parts of The post Mortgage Lessons from a Recent Homebuyer appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 10:59 PM
I’m baaaaccckkkkk!!!! And let me tell ya, my life balance has been perfectly imperfect lately! It has been way too long, friend.  What I underestimated as a 2-4 week hiatus turned into a lot longer but necessary break from EPB to get things settled.  So where have I been and what have I been doing? The post The Perfectly Imperfect Life Balance appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 8:12 AM
We’ve been there…  Working ridiculously hard on our money goals, sacrificing every day and sinking into a rut.  It can get pretty difficult working that budget week after week.  This is especially true if you’ve been at it for a while. The humdrum of the day to day budgeting can get old.  You begin to The post How to Break the Budget Blues appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 10:00 AM
We’ve been debt free now for about five months and there have definitely been some aha moments since.  You know, “if I had known then what I know now” kind of thing.  Paying off debt is a complicated road.  At some point, you have to decide which direction to take and run with it.  You The post Our Biggest Debt Payoff Mistakes appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve known for a while now that there are suggested budget categories and percentages to income for each category.  Why it has taken me so long to write this or compare our budget to the suggested percentages is beyond me.  We recently did a no spend week which sparked my curiosity.  I learned during that The post Important Budget Categories for Every Family appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 10:19 AM
One of my last articles of 2017 was my reading list for the New Year.  I was, and still am, excited to dive into some new books this year.  A few weeks ago I finished my first one of the year and thought I’d do a quick book review for those of you who are The post Book Review: Your Money God’s Way appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I have been so excited to share this article by Katie at Chain of Wealth.  The lessons Katie learned are valuable for each of us as we navigate the sometimes difficult decisions with our money.  Without further delay, here is her excellent article on negative equity with an important lesson on co-signing on a loan.   The post Do you have Negative Equity? Fixing it and Avoiding it for Good! appeared ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
One of the best ways to get your finances in order is to get an emergency fund in place.  With an emergency fund, you no longer have to rely on your credit card or overdraft protection to cover those unexpected expenses.  And when you work your tail off to build your emergency fund, you’ll be The post 6 Tips to Build Your Emergency Fund Fast appeared first on Eat Pray Budget. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 10:30 AM


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