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How to Afford a Vacation Every Year

Smart strategies show you how to afford a vacation every year! Read this asap!

Not everyone can afford to take a vacation every year, but many people don’t think they can when they actually can! If you love going on vacation and wish you could more often, read our strategies to find out how.… Read More >

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Christmas Gift List and Budget Printable

I’m happy to offer you a new free printable: My Christmas Gift List & Budget. Although Christmas is still 3 months away, I’m starting to think about shopping for Christmas gifts now. I often buy Christmas gifts throughout the year, stash them away, and then forget how much I spent on them, who they’re for, or even that I had them sitting in my closet. This year I’m determined to be more organized, that’s why I created this Christmas Gift List and Budget sheet, and I want to share it with you!

Love this super handy free printable to organize Christmas gift shopping and stay on budget! My Christmas Gift List & Budget from womenandmoney.comRead More >

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Why you Need to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – and How

If you are living paycheck to paycheck you need to read this now! Why this lifestyle is dangerous and how to change it.

Are you one of the many people these days who are living paycheck to paycheck? What would happen if your paycheck was delayed by even one week? Would you be facing bounced payments, payday loans, and eating only what’s already in your pantry and fridge? If so you are at risk, find out why and what you can do to stop living paycheck to paycheck.… Read More >

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How to Make a Debt Repayment Plan

Find out how to master your debt by making your own debt repayment plan

At Women and Money Inc we love giving debt advice to women, because debt is such a private and unspoken topic that affects almost every family, and with devastating weight. Many women not only have their own debt, but also deal with their husbands debt as well. And we find it’s often like asking for directions, men may be too proud to ask for advice so women are often the ones to step up. Married or single, you can tackle the debt in a logical and effective way. So take control of that debt and read on for how to … Read More >

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Back To School Back on Track

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It’s that time of year again… back to school. With the kids returning to school and the fresh crisp air of fall, back to school season brings such a feeling of fresh beginnings as much as the new year in January. Many of us have grown tired of the lazy, laid back days of summer and are ready for a bit more structure and achievement, whether that’s organization, routine, or growth.… Read More >

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Free Spending Tracker and Debt Tracker

Do you get to the end of the month and wonder where all your money went? Do you know how much debt you have and when it will be paid off?  We created our new free spending tracker and debt tracker spreadsheets so you can get organized, stay on budget and turn your debt payment plan into a mission.
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20 Ways to Save Money on Parties

From birthday parties to holiday parties to just because parties, people love parties and we throw a lot of them! But we can get a little carried away with the spending, especially when trying to copy a Pinterest party and impress our friends. That’s why we are sharing with you our 20 ways to save money on parties.

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How to Save Money on Home Decor

Lots of great tips on how to save money on home decor! ~ Womenandmoney.com

When you’re on a tight budget, home decor is one of the first things to cut out of your spending. But if you have a small budget for it, read our thrifty tips to see how you can save money on home decor. Whether you’ve just moved, haven’t redecorated in years, or want to freshen up your space for a new season, there are ways to get the look you want while saving a bundle.… Read More >

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10 Surprising Kid Expenses that Sabotage Your Budget

If you have kids, you’ll probably budget for their activities, clothes, shoes, daycare, and other regular expenses. But it’s easy to miss those annual and random items that inevitably pop up, so build a miscellaneous expense for the kids into the family budget to cover those costs. Here’s our list of 10 surprising kid expenses that sabotage your budget:10 surprising kid expenses that sabotage your budget - Women and Money IncRead More >

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Sharing the Burden: Finances and Relationships

For many couples, money is the source of constant arguments, frustration, and, oftentimes, separation or divorce. What causes financial discord and how can you prevent it from happening in your relationship? Let’s look at an issue that has been percolating for hundreds of years (probably longer!) and see if we can gain some modern day perspective on finances and relationships.

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How To Save Money Dining Out

Great tips for easy ways to save money dining out! - womenandmoney.com

Who doesn’t like dining out? We all like to get a little break from the kitchen and dishes now and then, have someone else do the cooking, and savor the delicious food. But dining out can be very pricey, so for those of you trying to reign in the dining out budget, we present 10 ways to save money dining out.… Read More >

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Women Entrepreneur Tips: 5 Ways Solopreneurs Can Save Money

5 Ways Solopreneurs Can Save Money - womenandmoney.com

With a sole proprietorship (solopreneur) company, you may not have employee wages to worry about but you still need to maximize your profit in order to pay yourself and grow your business. Earning more money is the name of the game, however saving money can oftentimes be the easier way to increase profit. For our second installment of our Women Entrepreneur Tips series, we present five ways solopreneurs can save money.… Read More >

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The Domestic and Corporate Kitchens

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The most recent flare up over the domestic and corporate kitchens, otherwise known as gender equality in the workplace, all began with the Minister of Justice’s Peter MacKay complaining that not enough women were applying for federal justice appointments.… Read More >

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20 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

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Clothing can be expensive, and take a large chunk out of your budget. Be a savvy shopper following these 20 tips to save money on clothes.… Read More >

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Why Your Kid Should Be A Child Entrepreneur

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Wouldn’t it be great if your child was an entrepreneur, so they could pay for their own school supplies and friends’ birthday gifts?

Joking aside, the reason your child should be an entrepreneur is not to support themselves at an early age, fast forward their childhood to the world of business and get a head start on their empire. No. The reason your child should be an entrepreneur is financial literacy.… Read More >

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Unload the Freeloader: How to Stop Someone From Mooching

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We all know the type: the cheque comes, and they are nowhere to be found. You invite her over for dinner, and she shows up empty handed – but leaves with leftovers and a bottle of wine. You carpool with him and he never offers you gas money. You constantly babysit their two children, and they never offer you financial compensation or free babysitting for your kids. You may be related to this person or they might be a friend, co-worker, or neighbour.

Regardless, we’ve all had experiences with people who mooch from us.  They drain our financial resources and … Read More >

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Improving your Life Balance

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Work to life balance has been a growing concern for people lately. This is a time where we can work long hours and potentially be connected to our work 24/7 due to electronic devices. But it’s also a time where many of us have the luxury of compressing our work schedules and having flexible hours and locations available thanks to technology and living wages.… Read More >

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Season of Savings: Tips to save money this Holiday Season

Tips to Save Money this Holiday Season, starting Now!

Extra Costs

How to save on all those extra costs this Holiday Season!

Don’t forget about the other costs of the season you may splurge on, and can easily cut out. Custom photo Christmas cards, new dress clothes and shoes for yourself, your husband and kids, seasonal treats and eating and drinking out. Make priorities, treat yourself selectively and don’t over-indulge.

11. Save on Christmas cards. If you absolutely love doing Christmas cards, look into making them yourself, buying them on sale, or including your own photo rather than getting a custom-made photo card. Or mail your great Aunt Betty a … Read More >

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Season of Savings: Tips to save money on Travel this Holiday Season

Travel

How to save money on travel this Holiday Season!

9. If you have to fly somewhere for the holidays to visit family, make sure you pay less for your ticket. Check online for seat sales, buy your ticket early, and fly mid-week if that’s a possibility. If you’re flying to the States, it may be worth driving to the nearest American airport and flying domestically from there — look into that option — you may save hundreds of dollars and get a more direct flight, as is often the case.

10. Save money on gas. You may find yourself driving all over town and nearby towns … Read More >

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Season of Savings: Tips to save money on Gifts this Holiday Season

Tips to Save Money this Holiday Season, starting Now!

Gift Giving

How to save money on gifts and everything else this Holiday Season! www.womenandmoney.com

Each year you have a long list of people you will buy gifts for, and probably a loose budget you have in mind for each.

5. Cut down your list. Do you really need to buy a gift for all the coworkers in your office, your child’s school principal and other acquaintances? No, no you don’t.

  • If there is an expectation of gift exchange with someone you have a less than close relationship with, discuss with them in advance that you are cutting back this year, and maybe
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