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Pros and Cons of Outdoor Weddings

My husband and I got married outside at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a gorgeous fall day.  The wedding was beautiful, but if I could do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding.  Here are some of the pros and cons of having an outdoor...

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My $1,000 Mistake – Why You Need Vision Insurance

In November, we went through open enrollment at work.  I selected the health insurance plan with the highest premiums (because it also has the lowest deductible), decided to opt out of dental insurance because I feel dental insurance is basically a scam, and waived...

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April Goals

In March, I shared my goals for the month, which were mainly focused on finances, fitness, and faith.  I hit many of my goals, but I'm struggling with a few of them and look to hit these with my April goals. Here are my April goals!  What are yours?  Share in the...

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Frugal Tip: Review Your Paychecks

Have you happened to review your paychecks in the past year? You work hard for your money, and you deserve to keep it all (aside from taxes and deductions).  Most HR/payroll professionals are highly detailed-oriented (if they weren’t, they wouldn’t last too long in...

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9 Ways to Get Free Yoga Classes

I love yoga.  It’s challenging and has numerous physical benefits – it makes you more flexible, it makes stretching easier, and it strengthens your muscles.  It has plenty of mental benefits as well.  I leave yoga feeling centered, calm, and refreshed. The first time...

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  • My Student Loans ($75,000) 82%
  • Husband’s Student Loans ($42,000) 100%
  • Car Loan ($10,000) 100%
  • Emergency Fund ($1,000) 100%

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