20 Best Coupon Apps to Save Money

It’s mind-boggling to think about how much has changed in the past ten years. Most people didn’t even own a smartphone back then, and now they’re everywhere! Download one or more of the best coupon apps for extra savings on …

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Free New Year’s Resolutions Planning Printables

I love a good New Year’s Resolution! In my experience, your success in reaching your goals starts with making a solid goal and plan in the first place. It’s so easy to slap down a resolution without giving much thought to why it matters or how you’re going to achieve it.

This year, I wanted to help you make your best set of New Year’s Resolutions ever! To do that, I’m offering up a FREE set of New Year’s Resolutions printables you can download and use to assist you through the process. You can always find these on Amazon, yet we wanted to make them accessible here.

I recommend you print these out and find an hour or so when you can be quiet and reflect on what matters to you for the year ahead. This might involve leaving your house to hit up the coffee stand or library so you can clear your thoughts.

Resolution Brainstorm

The first printable you’ll want to print out is the Resolution Brainstorm. On this sheet, your goal is to come up with all of the ideas in your head…all those resolutions that appeal to you or you’ve been kicking around for a while.

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4 Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

4 Tips for Making New Year's Resolutions that Stick {Read this before writing your Resolutions!}

Do you like making New Year’s resolutions this time of year? Or, are you in the camp that says they’re a waste of time? As someone that loves making goals and seeing them through, I’m honestly somewhere in the middle. I don’t think every resolution is a worthy one, but I also think that the process of self reflection is underrated!

I’ve had some years where my resolutions went fabulous (my 2009 resolution was to start a blog) and I’ve also had years that my resolutions were forgotten by mid-March. Today, I thought I’d share some of my tips and thoughts for what to consider when penning your resolutions.

Tip #1: Make sure the goals are yours.

Chances are, your Facebook feed is starting to fill with friends sharing challenges like these:

  • 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge (may or may not include a “buy in”)
  • Project 365 (take a picture every day for a year)
  • Run 1,000 miles next year
  • Save $10 every week for a year

I am easily moved by my friends’ enthusiasm for challenges and goals like these and can very quickly mistake that for my own interest, if I’m not careful. However, I’d really caution you about adopting other people’s goals without careful thought. Some of these require big commitments and may or may not align with what matters most to you. For instance, I’ve decided I’d like to run a 6:30 mile (or faster) in 2016. That’s a much more meaningful goal to me than making sure I’ve hit an arbitrary number of miles next year or completed a 365-day running streak.

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15 Best Coupon Websites

If you’ve ever stood in line at the grocery store behind a coupon user, you may have been both frustrated and amazed by their grocery haul and the stack of coupons they handed to the cashier. Chances are they used …

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8 Ways to Get Hulu for Free

Television watching has changed so much over the last decade or so. There are so many different streaming services out there now that can really add up in price if you sign up for all of them. So…why not get …

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13 Ways to Get Free Shoes

Unless you never leave your house, shoes are an essential part of your life. As the saying goes, “No shirt – no shoes – no service.” But before you run out and buy your next pair, read on to see …

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10 Best Outdoor Playhouses

Getting kids outside is a great way to help them burn off some energy while enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors. And you can keep them outside a little longer by investing in a one of the best outdoor …

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15 Ways to Get Free Christmas Gifts

free christmas gifts

Times may be tough for you right now. There are rising costs due to inflation. Changing job situations may mean that your finances are in rough shape. But don’t worry – there are ways to get free Christmas gifts to …

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Over the course of my blog, I’ve shared a few tutorials and recipes that would lend themselves well for Christmas and holiday gifts! Here are some of my favorites: Homemade Sugar Coffee Scrub. Easy and quick to make. Would make a …

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9 Ways to Get Free Gas

It’s no secret that gas prices are on the rise. In my state, gas prices are up over 30% from what they were last year at this same time. You’re no doubt seeing a similar trend where you live, and …

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