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Budget Bootcamp sounds strict but I’m not one to sugarcoat anything when it comes to a financial crisis.

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Budget Bootcamp sounds strict but I’m not one to sugarcoat anything when it comes to a financial crisis.

The most compelling evidence of spending too much money will show up in the actual budget numbers. If you’ve been affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic making changes has to happen. Budget Bootcamp is not just about spending less it’s changing the way you think about your financial safety net. During Covid-19, I’ve been fortunate to work from home and continue to earn my salary. Both Mrs. CBB and I have also had time to discuss our budget and whether we were ready for the next pandemic. Better to be safe then sorry and if that doesn’t scare you I...

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Relocating to another state always brings extra challenges, but when you’re moving in the military the degree of difficulty goes up a few notche

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Relocating to another state always brings extra challenges, but when you’re moving in the military the degree of difficulty goes up a few notche

s. On the plus side, the military covers all or most of the costs. The downside? There can be a lot of confusing paperwork and a lack of control over where and when you’re moving.     As a military spouse who recently completed her sixth relocation in 12 years, I’m intimately acquainted with PCS moves, as they’re often called — with PCS short for “Permanent Change of Station.”   Sometimes we’ve let the military move us — especially when we moved overseas. That’s called a TSP move, so-called as they require using a military “Transportation Service Provider.” During other moves we did...

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Getting rid of the things you can live without will simplify your life

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Getting rid of the things you can live without will simplify your life

The goal here is for you to have less stuff to manage so you can be the queen of the castle, not the manager. Quick Note: You have options when getting rid of the things you can live without. Sell, donate, trash, or recycle. I know a lot of people get stuck on deciding where to donate. I’m fine with going to any donation center, but I know some of you want to go somewhere local. Google “donation locations” and your zip code. You will find local places you can donate. Don’t let this detail stop you from going through...

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Need things to do in the car for adults? Here's our best tips for things to do in vehicles (with dozens of long car ride trips under our belts)

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Need things to do in the car for adults? Here's our best tips for things to do in vehicles (with dozens of long car ride trips under our belts)

Our family moved to the desert (El Paso) last summer. We had no idea how great of a location this was both in and of itself, as well as a jump-off point for lots of day trips and long weekend trips. Not to mention, we have family that are all either 7 hours, 8 hours, or 11 hours away (by car). We made the initial 11.5-hour drive from Houston to El Paso, and have since traveled into New Mexico. Next up is more exploration in New Mexico, Arizona, and perhaps, Dallas. Needless to say, we’ve become experts on things to...

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In the weeks leading up to Jack’s birth, I had two main goals: get the house moved in as much as possible and get our freezer stocked as much as possible

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In the weeks leading up to Jack’s birth, I had two main goals: get the house moved in as much as possible and get our freezer stocked as much as possible

For those of you who have been reading since I was pregnant with Sam, you may recall that I use a really easy, no-fuss approach to stocking our freezer. The idea of doing a mass shopping trip and spending a whole day preparing freezer meals is just really overwhelming to me. So instead, I simply duplicate (or triplicate or quadruplicate) any meal we’re already having for dinner and put additional sets in the freezer. This not only allows me to use up extra ingredients that might otherwise go to waste; but over time, I build a really solid freezer stash...

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