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    5 easy things you can do RIGHT NOW to start saving more money!

    Saving money isn’t always easy. It can often feel like you have to give up things that you like, it takes time and energy to set a budget and stick to it, and many people just aren’t interested in learning about different ways of saving. Luckily, there are some very…

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    How to save money on pets

    I grew up having animals in the house. Over the years we had a cat, ferrets, iguanas, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, and frogs. I always knew that when I was older I wanted to have my own. While living in Switzerland, I was finally ready to adopt. Ironically, it was…

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    How to set and keep financial goals – Part 2

    So you wrote your goals…now what? (If you haven’t taken the first step of brainstorming and writing your financial goals, start with How To Set and Keep Financial Goals – Part 1). People set goals all the time that quickly get discarded and forgotten. Why do you think gym memberships…

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    How to set and keep financial goals – Part 1

    When I first met with a financial planner a few years ago, I was clueless about what I wanted to do with my money (read Why You Need Financial Goals for the whole story behind why I changed my mind). I’m a teacher, so the idea of goal setting comes…

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    Why you need financial goals

    I was 27 when I finished my first year of working at an international school in Switzerland. Living abroad wasn’t my “forever plan” and I had no idea how long I would stay. But I had always thrived on the unknown and I liked not knowing where I’d be or…

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    Need to get your spending under control? Start here.

    When I got my first full-time job as a teacher, my modest salary felt like a fortune. I was on my own for the first time and I felt like I could do anything I wanted and buy anything I wanted. So I did. I managed to put a little…