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It’s that time of year again—many of us have set financial goals for 2019 and hopefully that means a lot of us are re-vamping (or starting) our budgets. Making a budget can be overwhelming if you don’t go into it with some kind of game plan, so let’s cover so basic tips to help you get off to a great start this year.

Before You Start

The important foundation of making a budget is to figure out your why. The “why” of your budget isn’t necessarily going to be the same as your best friends. For us, at one point our biggest reason for having a budget was to manage our money in order to pay off student loans. Once those were paid off, our focus shifted to managing our money so that we could afford to live on only my husband’s income. What is your

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To that end, allow me to offer 7 areas of life where living with less can be sampled. They are designed to be picked one-by-one, risk-free. Conducting each experiment for 3-4 weeks will give a good feel for the practical benefits, but hey, it's your experiment. You decide the length.

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”  ~ Jackie French Koller

From the moment we’re born, we’re told to pursue more. Advertisements from every television, radio, newspaper, magazine, billboard, and website scream to us on a daily basis that more is better. As a result, we work hard hours so that we can spend countless dollars purchasing the biggest homes, fanciest cars, trendiest fashions, most popular toys, and coolest technologies.

But we all know it’s not true. We all know, deep-down, that happiness can not be bought at a department store—more is not necessarily better. We’ve just been told the lie so many times we begin to believe it.

But what if, in reality, there is actually more

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