How Earning Gift Cards Pays off My Debt

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I am in a lot of debt. Credit card debt, student loan debt, medical bills, and yup, those dreaded loans from family members. I really want to get out from under all this and I am trying to make extra payments to pay off these debts as fast as possible. I try to make any extra cash that I can and keep my costs low, but another way I pay down my … [Read more...]

Stacking for Saving Big at Target

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Flickr I love Target. Love, love, love Target. And now that we recently moved right down the street from Target I get to spend a lot of time with Target, browsing their new home decor options, checking out the clothing clearance racks, and scoring some great deals with coupons! Target offers some awesome ways to stack savings. Target allows you … [Read more...]

Buying Our First Home: Part 2

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This is Part 2 in a series. You can read Part 1 here. We first began looking at homes online through Zillow (geez, I can lose hours on Zillow) to see what was available, checked out a couple of open houses, and contacted Quicken Loans to get a quote on a mortgage. We pulled our credit reports and checked for errors as well as comparing the debts … [Read more...]

Buying Our First Home: Part 1

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We are officially homeowners now! My husband and I just closed on our first home and we are beaming with boundless excitement, hope, and possibilities that come with buying a home that we hope to grow into for years to come. Our home buying story began last spring. My husband and I had been talking about "one day when we buy a house" for a few … [Read more...]