Life Savings

Reader Question: How Do I Break an Eating Out Habit


Pin1 Tweet Share +11 Share Email StumbleShares 2  A dear reader recently asked, “How do I break an eating out habit?” This is part of a new ongoing series here at LAAB to address real issues and help you all find solutions to your worrisome money woes. Considering I need to work on this little bad habit myself, I decided to tackle this question today and will tackle one each week as long as you keep them coming! As always,…

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Shop Online Using Ebates and Get Free Cash Back

Get a free $10.00 gift card to Target, Macys, Kohl, or Walmart by signing up for Ebates. Ebates is the simplest way to save money while shopping online!

Pin17 Tweet Share1 +1 Share Email StumbleShares 18  Are you an online shopper? Well, there are many benefits to shopping online and if you haven’t considered it, you should! There is a cool website that I’ve used for several years that helps me earn free cash back on my purchases and I want to share it with you because it’s so easy, it would be a shame not to use it. It’s like using a coupon without having to search for…

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Money Savings

20+ Ways to Find Cash For Your Emergency Fund

Are you wondering how you can find cash to build up an emergency fund? Look no further! Here are 20+ ways to find cash for your emergency savings. Read on for info!

Pin50 Tweet Share +11 Share Email Stumble52Shares 103  We all know how important it is to have an emergency fund. If your car needs a major repair or your computer goes out, having an emergency fund can help cover those expenses without having them interrupt your life. If you don’t currently have an emergency fund, $1,000 is a good number to aim for. Once you’ve saved that, aim to save 3 to 6 months of living expenses in your emergency…

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Reader Question: What To Do When Both Spouses Are Spenders?

How can you achieve financial goals as a couple when BOTH spouses are spenders? If you're experiencing a similar issue, you don't want to miss the solid advice provided to this reader's question!

Pin1 Tweet Share4 +11 Share Email StumbleShares 6  Welcome to the first Reader’s Question here at LAAB! I’m super excited about this series because I’ve been wracking my brain on how I can serve you better, my dear readers.  So, I created a survey. This survey contained two questions, one question was about your most pressing financial struggle and the second part allowed you to ask me anything you wanted. I’m happy that some of you delivered! I’m going to…

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Freelancing Side Hustles

How To Land Freelance Writing Clients

Are you trying to build your freelancing business, but have no clue how to land freelance clients? If so, this post is for you. A Must Read!

Pin50 Tweet Share27 +11 Share Email StumbleShares 78  A few months ago a reader reached out with the question, “How do you approach freelancing clients for work?” I was stumped. Why? Well, because I’ve actually only landed ONE client through pitching.  Honest to the good Lord, I really suck at pitching clients (and this is something I have to improve upon if I plan to reach my goals). It’s not that I don’t know how to pitch. I’ve taken courses…

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The Working Moms #Boss Guide to Freelancing and Blogging

Think working moms don't want to build their own businesses, work full-time and maintain a family? Think again? Moms can do all of the above and this ultimate guide will show you how to freelance, blog, and work full-time.

Pin106 Tweet Share12 +12 Share1 Email Stumble59Shares 180  If you’re interested in starting a blog, I’ve written a detailed guide on how to start your own blog using Bluehost. I’ve only been writing here since October 2015 and I’m already making money online. Considering joining me on my journey to reach my goal of an extra $2,000 per month before the end of the year. Read How to Start a Blog and get started today.     Blogging continuously evolves,…

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Hustle Report

July Online Hustle Report

Come see how this blogger made over $1,000 from their online side hustles. If you're interested in freelancing and blogging, this post is a must read!

Pin50 Tweet Share4 +1 Share Email StumbleShares 54  Welcome to July’s Online Hustle Report, y’all!  This is where I’ll give you an in-depth review of how my online side hustle income played out last month. New to LAAB First, I would like to welcome you to Life and a Budget. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering why in the heck is this chick on the internet talking about how much money she makes. Is she asking for trolls, nosy family…

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